Accelerator Directory / Active Partners Investments Llp

Business Description

"Our mission is to help entrepreneurs develop and build exciting, innovative brands and companies that have profound and lasting impact.

We are focused exclusively on developing exciting, innovative brands in the consumer, leisure and retail space. By focusing in this way we are able to offer deep and thorough understanding from a team with specific relevant experience.

Particular areas that we are proactively exploring include food and hospitality, well being, health , sport/fitness, outdoor, travel, fashion, media and entertainment, online media and eCommerce, and other consumer technologies.

Typically we focus on growth stage businesses that are facing the critical transition from adolescence to maturity.

We can invest as little as £0.5m or as much as £15m over the life of an investment but always seek to take at least a significant minority share to ensure we are in a position to actively contribute to an accelerated growth trajectory.

We currently focus the majority of our investment efforts on businesses based in the UK, many of which have international markets. We will selectively consider opportunities outside of the UK.

PORTFOLIO (30.1.17)

• SOHO HOUSE - branded operator of high-end leisure properties including membership clubs, hotels and spas, restaurants and a cinema in the UK and overseas.
• LEON - a leading ‘fast-casual’ restaurant-chain providing high quality healthy food in a relaxed and stylish environment.
• HONEST BURGER - one of the most innovative and well-loved brands in the UK restaurant market.
• RAPHA - develops the best performing and most stylish cycling apparel and accessories in the world.
• EVANS CYCLES - the leading specialty retailer of bikes, cycling accessories and clothing in the UK. … multi-channel retail offer with 52 stores nationwide, and a global e-commerce operation.
• FINISTERRE - a cold water surf company, designing innovative apparel and products for cold water surfers around the world.
• WHOCANFIXMYCAR.COM - connects thousands of Britain’s car owners with local garages, mobile mechanics and dealerships each week.
• THE FOLD - contemporary fashion brand focused on dressing and inspiring the world’s most successful, stylish, professional women."

Registered Address

2nd Floor 6 Burnsall Street

Contact Details

Previous Names


Key Data

8775 Specialty Finance
Company Number
Limited Liability Partnership
Company Age
15 years
June 15, 2004
Nature of Business
Year End
June 30
Accounts Due
March 31, 2021
Latest Accounts
June 30, 2019

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