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

The team from Claret Capital Partners launched its first fund in 2013 as part of the Harbert European Growth Capital platform and now manages over €400m in assets with their third fund having launched in October 2020. To date over 120 investments have been made across Europe into leading tech companies backing innovative management teams and supporting their stake holders.

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

Read more ↓

Johan Kampe is a Senior Managing Director and together with David Bateman co-head of the Harbert European Growth Capital Fund (HEGCF). Johan has more than 15 years of experience in technology lending and financing. Prior to joining HMC in January 2013, he and David co-founded Benefide, a firm focused on originating specialty debt transactions on a deal-by-deal basis, closing eight transactions over an 18 month period. From 2005-2011 Johan was with ETV Capital, one of the leading providers of European growth loans at the time, where he was responsible for originating investments and was an alternate company’s investment committee. Prior to joining ETV, Johan was with Silicon Valley Bank, and co-founded the European subsidiary of the bank, SVB Europe Advisors, funding technology and growth businesses and backing VC funds. Prior to that, Johan worked with a startup company and various financial institutions, including Prudential and American Express. Johan earned BA in Finance and International Business from San Jose State University (Cum Laude).


David Bateman

managing partner

Jerome Fonteneau

portfolio and operations director

Fahad Khan

Vice president

Hemal Rawal


Bryan McLoughlin


Lyall Davenport


Antony Baker


Evdokia Karakatsani

Portfolio analyst

Daniel Mallon


Laurel Elliott

Office manager

Saskia Langhorst

Executive assistant


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


Contact our investment team on
+44 207 408 4160

Get your family insured

Some of our greatest plans include these amazing packs which offer you wide range of medical support.

Privacy Settings
We use cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. If you are using our Services via a browser you can restrict, block or remove cookies through your web browser settings. We also use content and scripts from third parties that may use tracking technologies. You can selectively provide your consent below to allow such third party embeds. For complete information about the cookies we use, data we collect and how we process them, please check our Privacy Policy
Consent to display content from Youtube
Consent to display content from Vimeo
Google Maps
Consent to display content from Google
Consent to display content from Spotify
Sound Cloud
Consent to display content from Sound