Kester Capital

Kester Capital is a primary buy-out specialist, led by entrepreneurial and experienced investors, and focused on UK businesses that require capital in order to unlock their potential.

What we do at Kester Capital

We focus on partnering with talented teams and providing first time institutional capital to ambitious UK businesses with potential for growth.

People

Our Managing Partners have worked together since 2002 and our investment team collectively brings over 80 years of investment experience.

What we look for

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UK SMEs with ambition, talent and strong growth potential

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Size

Enterprise value of £10 – £50 million

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Investment range

First time institutional capital

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Geography

UK

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Equity investment

£5 – £25 million

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Sectors

Focused on Healthcare, Business & Financial Services, TMT and Niche Consumer.

2019 has been a year of significant momentum for Kester Capital (“Kester”), with two new investments and two portfolio bolt-on acquisitions completed and five new additions made to its investment team, including, most recently, a Head of Direct Origination.

The year saw Kester and its rapidly expanding portfolio receive a number of industry accolades.  Most recently, YouGarden was named as one of the finest examples of entrepreneurship and SME growth in the UK, winning the “Santander Growing Business of the Year: Smaller Company (turnover £10-25m) Award.”  Earlier in the year, Frontier Medical Group won the award for “Business Transformation Management Team” at the BVCA Wales Management Team Awards 2019 and was included in The London Stock Exchange Group’s “1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2019”, an annual celebration of some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises in the UK.

Kester’s co-Managing Partner, Adam Maidment, was also included in the “Future 40” compiled by Real Deals magazine, which recognises the dealmakers that will set the agenda for the future of the European private equity industry.

Reflecting on the firm’s activity over the last twelve months, Cameron Crockett, co-Managing Partner at Kester Capital said, “2019 has been an exciting year for the Kester team and our rapidly expanding portfolio of UK businesses and we fully expect this strong momentum to continue into the new year.”

Kester Capital is a primary buy-out specialist, led by an entrepreneurial and experienced team, and focused on UK businesses that require capital in order to unlock their potential.