Growth capital for innovative European businesses to help entrepreneurs achieve their potential

The principals of Claret Capital Partners have been providing growth financing to innovative businesses for more than 20 years, during which time they have backed more than 200 companies. 


Between 2013 and October 2020, the team behind Claret Capital was responsible for raising and investing Harbert European Growth Capital Fund (HEGCF) I and II, providing growth funding to over 120 entrepreneurial businesses across Europe. In October 2020, Claret Capital Partners was formed through a spin off from Harbert and the Claret team now manages in excess of €400m in assets originated by these funds.


We are actively investing and would welcome the opportunity to discuss your funding plans.


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What we do

We fund high growth business with proven management teams in need of less dilutive capital to drive their continued ambitions.

Our capital can be used to fund:

  • Organic growth
  • Acquisitions
  • Capital expenditure
  • Working capital
  • Research and development
  • Geographical expansion
  • Marketing and distribution channel maximisation
  • Bridge loans extending cash runway to the next capital round
  • And can support various forms of recapitalization

Our loans vary in size but are typically between €1 million to €50 million, with each business evaluated on an independent basis by our team of experienced investment professionals.

We play a supporting role and our investment is a signal we trust yours and the board’s decision making and focus on the quality of interactions rather than quantity. We can also contribute to supporting you with our extensive network in the technology investment ecosystem.


Growth Capital

Claret Capital Partners provides financing to growth-stage European companies with strong management and proven revenue traction in substantial markets. We fund cash burning and negative EBITDA companies and profitability is not a requirement.

Typical investment structure:

  • Senior loans secured on business assets only
  • Our loans typically have a maturity of 3-5 years and are usually amortising. These can also be tranched to fit your cash flow requirements
  • We include an equity participation to enable us to participate in your future success


Some of the companies we have backed:

We invest in sectors across Europe as diverse as:

  • Enterprise Software and Services
  • Fintech and Payroll
  • Consumer and marketplaces
  • Networks and industrial tech
  • Marketing and Adtech
  • Healthcare


Our team has experience spanning more than 20 years and 200 deals investing across Europe. From the dotcom bubble, through the credit crunch and now the global pandemic the team has continued to back management teams and to support stake holders in building the next phase of their companies.

Johan Kampe

managing partner

David Bateman

managing partner

Jerome Fonteneau

portfolio and operations director

Paul Bramley


Fahad Khan

Vice president

Hemal Rawal


Bryan McLoughlin


Lyall Davenport


Antony Baker


Evdokia Karakatsani

Portfolio analyst

Daniel Mallon


Saskia Langhorst

Executive assistant

Momin Alnabahin

Fund Accountant


5th Floor Warwick House
25 Buckingham Palace Road
London SW1W 0PP


Contact our investment team on
+44 207 408 4160

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