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About us

Vespa Capital prides itself on providing a truly bespoke service acting as a partner for growth.  Partnership lies at the core of our business.

Who
we are

Within our target segment, we seek to partner with high quality and ambitious management teams seeking to unlock the full potential of their businesses through a proven and highly professionalised private equity approach, successfully employed over several economic and business cycles.

We believe our partnership approach, deep commercial expertise and extended industrial and international network, supported by our unique investor base provides a competitive advantage in delivering shareholder value growth.

Furthermore, our specific understanding of providing succession capital and successful track record of sympathetically assisting shareholder and operational transition is a fundamental strength.

Vespa Capital prides itself on providing a truly bespoke service acting as a partner for growth with full access to the senior team who have been investing together for over 15 years. Together, the partners of Vespa Capital are the single largest investor in our funds underscoring our deep focus on each and every one of our investments and ensuring a strong alignment with our management teams and investors alike.

What makes us different?

In some senses we operate as a traditional private equity investor. However in certain aspects we are clearly and deliberately different.

Experience, seniority & cohesion of our team

Our partners have over 75 years of combined successful private equity experience, including 12 years of shared tenure. This wealth of valuable experience has encompassed over 100 company investments across a wide variety of transaction types, sectors, geographies and strategies from which the team can draw upon.

Aligned goals

We operate a true partnership model with our management teams to deliver shareholder value growth over the long-term in every investment we make - our significant financial contribution to our funds materially increases the alignment of this partnership model and is a key differentiator to other private equity investors.

Differentiated approach

We seek to influence value creation and growth initiates through the adoption of best-in-class practices based on our long standing experience of investing in larger companies in the mid-market.

Vespa Capital achieves this through the application of a rigorous, disciplined and highly systematic approach rarely seen in the lower mid-market. We have a long track record of partnering with management teams and together, delivering significant growth and operational improvements.

What our clients say

Case study

When we were looking for an investment partner to help us go to the next stage of our development, we wanted constructive engagement not interference, experience in areas that were new to us and a passion for the life sciences industry that matched our own. In Vespa Capital we found all these things. 

Simon Chalk, Director, BioPhorum

What our clients say

Case study

The support from private equity firm Vespa Capital is an endorsement of our vision to become the UK’s leading health screening provider. Led by our strengthened board of directors, we’re looking forward to working together to deliver an ambitious five year growth plan, which will see digital services leveraged and a consolidation of our corporate proposition.

Peter Blencowe, Managing Director, Bluecrest

What our clients say

Case study

The level of experience, integrity and effective execution meant that Vespa Capital were the right choice for Feefo. They recognised the unique opportunity we have in the market and shared our vision for growing Feefo into one of the most innovative customer experience management platforms.

Matt West, CEO, Feefo

What our clients say

Case study

We were impressed with how quickly Vespa Capital understood the complex challenges and opportunities Catalis faced at the time of their investment. Since then we have worked efficiently together to reshape the group, creating firm foundations for the growth ahead. Throughout, we have valued Vespa Capital’s contribution and perspectives.

Dominic Wheatley, CEO, Catalis

What our clients say

Case study

Vespa Capital managed to comprehensively assimilate the business and its drivers more effectively than any other party, and, in so doing, built up a significant degree of trust with the vendors, their advisors and the management team.

David Smith, CEO, WSP Textiles

What our clients say

Case study

Vespa Capital is a business which holds similar beliefs, business practices and ethics to Chase. The investment by Vespa Capital has enabled Chase to incentivise key personnel moving forward and will allow us to accelerate our growth by investing in adjacent products and services. Additionally, Chase will maintain its current quality offering which differentiates us from other CSOs.

Chris Phillips, CEO, Chase Search and Selection

What our clients say

Case study

Vespa Capital quickly understood the opportunities and challenges the business currently faces and we are delighted to partner with such a constructive, experienced and helpful firm.

Ben Ramsbottom, CEO, Random 42

What our clients say

Case study

The opportunity to partner with Vespa Capital is an exciting moment for us. We are proud of our heritage and the quality of the team we work with. It is our staff’s expertise in the provision of domain management security and strategic advice that sets us apart. This investment will strengthen our market position and enable us to grow.

Lorna Gradden, Co-Founder, Com Laude Group

What our clients say

Case study

The management team are delighted to be partnering with Vespa Capital who have impressed us throughout the process in their commitment to the project, their level of understanding of our business and importantly structuring an equity solution that gives the company strength going forward.

Derek Mapp, Chairman, Imagesound

What our clients say

Case study

Vespa Capital very quickly understood the growth opportunities in front of Lumi and were willing to move very fast as a result.  They had a clear empathy for the realities of a business of our size and stage and worked together with us to put together a deal which worked for the parties.  Most important of all to Lumi was that Vespa Capital worked with a high degree of transparency and integrity throughout.

Richard Taylor, CEO, Lumi Global

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