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.
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:
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.
Some of the companies we have backed:
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 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).
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