Grafton Capital at a glance
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Grafton Capital is a private equity firm focused on investment in European, growth stage, tech-enabled companies.
Since 2014, Grafton has invested over £130m and partnered with founders who have global ambitions, as well as companies that are leading players in valuable niches.
We typically invest between £5 – £20 million, taking a minority stake in a business. Our focus is on providers of business software, data and analytics, online platforms and marketplaces.
Grafton Capital General Partner Limited and Grafton Capital (Jersey) GP Limited (together “Grafton Capital”) are Jersey-based Alternative Investment Fund Managers under the regulation of the Jersey Financial Services Commission, wholly-owned by Grafton Capital Limited, and references on this website to investments or portfolio companies are references to investments made and managed by Grafton Capital.
Grafton Capital Limited is based in London, is the investment adviser to Grafton Capital. Grafton Capital Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under FRN 848994.
Grafton Capital has brought immense value to Third Financial. They bring a sensible sounding board for ideas, independent thinking and very valuable experience. We wouldn’t be where we are today without them.
It’s very easy to work with them. They are very skilled with an entrepreneurial approach. The relationship with my organisation has been very successful.
Ed has been a great addition to the SportPursuit Board, building relationships quickly with founders, management and our other venture capital investors. Ed has pragmatic style and a great ability to focus on the key issues in the Board room.
“I was a little apprehensive initially, but Grafton Capital met and exceeded all my expectations. They added immense value to our board of directors and were exceptionally good at helping the management team to focus on what really matters and to make informed decisions.”
Grafton Capital's recent updates
Grafton Capital achieves successful exit from Alva
Grafton Capital has achieved a successful exit for its investors from Alva, as it is acquired by portfolio companies of the US-based private equity firm, Falfurrias Capital.
Grafton Capital makes €18m minority investment in Xtremepush
Grafton Capital invested €18 million in Xtremepush, a multi-channel customer engagement platform provider, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.
Grafton Capital achieves succesful exit from SportPursuit
Grafton Capital exits its investment in SportPursuit as bd-Capital acquire a majority holding.
Grafton Capital invests further £7m at Third Financial
Grafton Capital invested a further £7m in Third Financial, the fast growth fintech platform for the wealth management industry, becoming the majority owner. Read more here.
Microsoft Corporation acquires Softomotive
Microsoft Corporation acquires Softomotive for an undisclosed sum, 18 months after Grafton became the first and only outside investor in the company. Read more here.
Grafton Capital surpasses £100m of investments
Grafton Capital passed the milestone of £100m invested in growth companies, since inception in late 2014. Read more here.
$20m growth capital investment at Omilia
Grafton becomes the first outside investor in Omilia. Omilia’s AI platform delivers automated, conversational customer care at enterprise scale. Leading enterprises, across banking, insurance, telecom, and broadcast, rely upon Omilia’s platform to address hundreds of millions of customer queries per year. The Omilia platform has been trained by billions of real-life customer utterances, and uses voice biometrics to serve customers securely, with minimal disruption.
$25m invested into Softomotive
Grafton Capital invests $25m and becomes the first outside investor in Softomotive. Softomotive is one of the leading providers of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Robotic Desktop Automation (RDA) software, serving over 7,000 customers worldwide.