One of the most experienced private equity teams in the UK and the leading player in the smaller buy-out market. As successful entrepreneurs ourselves we understand the challenges of a fast growing environment. Our expertise and connections make a real difference to the businesses we back.
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We invest in UK businesses across all sectors that are dynamic, ambitious and have the potential and appetite to grow substantially. We provide private equity funding of between £3m and £15m for MBO’s, equity release transactions and to support organic or acquisitive growth.
In ten years, we’ve invested over £100m, created thousands of jobs and helped numerous management teams and entrepreneurs achieve their goals.
“The partners’ genuine enthusiasm and passion for our company inspires confidence in the decisions we make”Nigel Pailing, CEO | Neville Johnson
“KCP are flexible, responsive and understand the aspirations of senior managers as well as the business itself”Jolyon Harrison, Chairman | JD Plastics
“KCP gives professional and timely guidance – they are completely aligned with our interests”Terry Stannard, Chairman | TSC Foods
“Working with KCP is very much a case of ‘what you see is what you get’ – they are very easy to deal with”Ted Goold, Non-Executive Chairman | MI Glass
“The team at KCP spoke our language. They structured the deal that allowed us to make the most of the market opportunities we had identified, and also encouraged us to think about our business in a way that we had not done before. Most importantly, they helped us to professionalise our approach and we now react to opportunities with far greater insight.”Andrew Wass, Managing Director | Gear4Music
“KCP was a very supportive partner throughout our involvement with them. From being supportive, responsive and decisive in our initial negotiations to acquire the business, through providing considered input into the development of our strategy and management team and finally assisting us in securing the best price for the business at exit.”Heath Blake, CEO | NursePlus
“KCP has helped us implement effective solutions and strategies to move our business forward”Adam Marsh, Managing Director | Earthstream Global
“We were looking for a partner who understood what we wanted to achieve and could help guide us on our strategic decision-making”Rob Potter, CEO | WHP
“Over the last four years ago we’ve enjoyed a really honest and open relationship with the team and they have been very good at letting us get on with the job whilst also being keen to help when needed. We share the same beliefs for the business and together we have been able to drive its growth and create opportunities.”Alex Munro, Director | Hallam Medical
“KCP played an invaluable role in the growth of our business over the last 4 years. They were a supportive partner and provided insightful input into operational and strategic discussion. It felt like the KCP team was a natural extension to the senior management team at AIP and we enjoyed a great relationship with them.”Paul Rogers, Managing Director | AiP
“The KCP team delivers a genuine commitment to supporting and mentoring management whenever required. They have consistently provided valuable and healthy challenges to the executive team, stressing the need for best practice throughout the business and ensuring there is a realistic, well resourced and measured approach to growth and achievement of shareholder expectations.”Andrew Healing, managing director | Routes Healthcare
“KCP are very supportive investors – they have a depth of experience working with SMEs to help them double in size and, while taking an active interest in the business, they empower management to get on with the job. They’re good guys to work with and provide a valuable external perspective.”Mike Colling, Founder & Chief Executive | MC&C
“With their in depth knowledge of the IT sector, KCP very quickly gained an understanding of our business model. They provide ongoing support at a very senior level, with extremely experienced partners working closely with the business to improve the focus of the management team.”David Rai, Group CEO | Sparta Global
“When I was seeking investment to buy out Templine, money was only part of the deal - I also needed support and advice from somebody with the sector expertise to take the business to the next level. For me, KCP stood head and shoulders above the rest.”Tony Bucciero, CEO | Templine Employment Agency Ltd
"Working with KCP means having access to a small leadership team with a huge amount of experience. Contact is easy and decision-making fast - we have immediate access to senior partners, which makes a refreshing change from other private equity firms, where the process can be tortuous.”Steve Cheetham, Managing Director | Pandora Books