Key facts

Kester Capital is a leading UK private equity investor focused on Healthcare, Information & Data, and Technology businesses that require capital to unlock their potential.

£10-100 million

Enterprise value

> £5 million

Equity investment


Portfolio companies supported by bolt-on acquisitions



> 100 years

Collective investment experience

> 1,500

Employed across portfolio



Our Managing Partners have worked together since 2002 and our investment team collectively brings over 100 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
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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
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We partner closely with ambitious management teams, providing a high level of strategic support to accelerate their growth.

Experienced team
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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 100 years of investment experience.

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

Responsible investment
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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 £10-100 million


Investment range

First time institutional capital





Equity investment

> £5 million



Focused on Healthcare, Information & Data, and Technology

What people say


JAN 22

Kester Capital promotes Peter Ralph to Partner and expands investment team

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NOV 21

Kester Capital portfolio company Jollyes acquires Bannerbrook Pets

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OCT 21

Kester Capital portfolio company Jollyes acquires The Pet Store

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