About Us

A passion for working with entrepreneurs

Risk Capital Partners was founded in 2001 by Luke Johnson and Ben Redmond, and remains an independent firm owned by its partners.

As an entrepreneur himself, Luke had achieved great success throughout the 90s growing businesses like PizzaExpress, Integrated Dental Holdings and Signature Restaurants, in both executive and non-executive roles. He founded Risk Capital Partners to provide a more experienced, entrepreneurial approach to traditional private equity.

Our passion is working with entrepreneurs with ambition and helping them to achieve transformational growth through acquisitions, roll-out programmes and bold organic growth strategies.

We look to invest £3 to £15 million of equity in established, profitable companies based in the UK. Our flexible and open-minded approach to investing means that we will consider most industry sectors and shareholding structures. We are not governed by rules and committees. We form our own judgement over each investment opportunity and the particular circumstances that apply. Ultimately we look to support talented management teams and help them build companies that make an impact.

We are currently investing RCP II, a ten year, £75 million, fund. We have committed £25 million of this from our own resources, so we have a genuine alignment of interests with our investors and the management teams we back. Our investors include pension funds, life companies and specialist fund investors.