Key facts

Kester Capital is a primary buy-out specialist, led by entrepreneurial and experienced investors, and focused on UK businesses that require capital in order to unlock their potential.

£10 - 50 million

Enterprise value

£5 - 25 million

Equity investment


Portfolio companies supported by bolt-on acquisitions



80 years

Collective investment experience


Employed across portfolio



Our Managing Partners have worked together since 2002 and our investment team collectively brings over 80 years of investment experience.

What we do

We focus on partnering with talented teams and providing first time institutional capital to ambitious UK businesses with potential for growth.

Entrepreneurial approach

Our team combines an entrepreneurial approach with an extensive investment track record and works closely with an established network of experienced industry operators.

Value-adding support

We partner closely with ambitious management teams, providing a high level of strategic support to accelerate their growth.

Experienced team

Working together since 2002, our partners have a long track record of delivering growth in UK businesses and achieving successful exits. Our team collectively brings over 80 years of investment experience.

Organic and acquisitive growth

A powerful combination of financial firepower and business support drives the organic and acquisitive growth of our investee companies.

Responsible investment

We are committed to responsible and sustainable investment. Our investee companies have also been recognised for successfully embedding Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance practices into their commercial activity.

Kester Capital observes the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (“PRI”).

What we look for



UK SMEs with ambition, talent and strong growth potential



Enterprise value of £10 -50 million

Investment stage

Investment stage

First time institutional capital




Equity investment

Equity investment

£5 million - £25 million



Focused on Healthcare, Business & Financial Services, TMT and Niche Consumer.

What people say


Aug 19

Kester Capital backs management buy-out of ComplianceOnline

Jul 19

Frontier Medical’s New Randomised Control Trial Evidence Confirms Frontier’s Products as Gold Standard for Pressure Ulcer Prevention

Jul 19

Hat-Trick of Bolt-On Acquisitions Backed by Kester Capital


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