Selected Current Investments

Corporate Investments

Marex Spectron

Commodity Brokerage

A leading broker of financial products in the commodities sector as well as physical energy products, financial futures, foreign exchange and securities. Invested with JRJ Group.

Central European Petroleum

Gas exploration

A petroleum exploration company with gas operations and acreage in North West Poland and Eastern Germany. Minority stake.


Technology distributor

A North American value-added reseller of technology solutions and services to SME, enterprise and public sector institutions. Invested with Birch Hill Equity Partners

Atlantis Healthcare

Patient solutions

An international leader in patient adherence and behavioural change solutions to pharmaceutical companies, public health and health insurers, with offices in US, UK, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.

Pet Space

Veterinary chain

A veterinary business with clinics throughout Hong Kong and in Singapore and providing diagnostics services for veterinary clinics across South-East Asia.

Koen Media

TV programme maker

A leading independent producer of entertainment programmes for TV and digital platforms in South Korea, as well as associated talent management.



A 21,300 Hectare farming operation producing soybean and corn in Western Bahia and Mato Grosso, Brazil.



Sistemas Productivos de Paraguay owns and operates a 2,580 Ha farm in the Concepcion region of Paraguay.

Hoyo Hoyo Agribusiness


A large-scale soybean and corn farming operation in Mozambique.

GF Agro


Owns 28,000 Hectares of land in Argentina which leases its portfolio to agricultural and livestock farming operators. Invested with US and Argentinian HNW investors.

Viking Services

Oilfield services

An oilfield services company with operations in Turkey, CEE, Oman and Northern Iraq. Invested with Actis.

ETX Capital

Securities trading

Provider of multi asset and multi market derivative dealing capability through CFDs, spread betting products and foreign exchange. Invested with JRJ Group


Waste technologies

An engineering business specialising in anaerobic digestion projects in North America, Italy and elsewhere using proprietary technology.
Invested with White Cloud Capital Fund II


Medical device development

Developing a device for screening of colon cancer. Minority stake.

Treos Bio

Computational immunotherapy

Developing a proprietary technology to predict likely responders to cancer immunotherapies and designing next generation targeted immunotherapies.

Bluenose AC Investments

Property development partnerships – Canada

A joint investment programme with Canadian developer Bluenose, investing in condominium developments in Toronto with Freed Developments and self-storage sites operated by Apple SelfStorage under the Apple and Alphabet brands.

Deep Yellow

Uranium mining

A uranium mining business with operations in Namibia whose shares are listed on ASX. Minority stake.

Fund Investments

Birch Hill Equity Partners

Private equity funds – Canada

The leading private equity firm focused on the Canadian mid-market. Invested in 4th, 5th and 6th funds.

Crossroads Real Estate

Real estate funds – Europe

A pan-European real estate fund investing across multiple real estate asset classes and specialising in platforms with operating partners. Cornerstone investor in 1st and 2nd funds

Luminous Ventures

Venture capital fund

A venture capital firm with an emphasis on deep tech investments. Cornerstone investor in 1st fund.

Vietnam Investments Group

Private equity fund – Vietnam

Private equity firm which provides early-stage and expansion capital taking advantage of Vietnam’s rapid consumer growth. Invested in 3rd fund.

Central Fund

Private equity funds – Hungary

A Budapest-based private equity firm focused on turnarounds of SMEs. Cornerstone investor in three funds

Isola Capital Partners

Private equity fund – Pacific Rim

Multi-family office platform based in Hong Kong with investment themes focused on consumer growth such as education and food. Invested in 1st fund.

First Reserve

Private equity fund – Energy

Specialising in private equity and infrastructure investments through the energy value chain. Invested in 12th fund.

Selected Investments by Funds

Temporall (Luminous)

Developing an enterprise platform for organisational intelligence.

Phenomic AI (Luminous)

A Canadian company leveraging computer vision and high-content screening to develop the next wave of therapeutic antibodies.

Mahana Therapeutics (Luminous)


Digital therapeutics company developing a software-based treatment that improves symptoms in patients with chronic gastro-intestinal conditions.

Optellum (Luminous)

Health Care

Develops artificially intelligent clinical decision support software for lung cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Synthace (Luminous)


Designing a powerful software platform that gives biologists sophisticated, flexible and integrated control over lab hardware

Hadean (Luminous)


Developer of a cloud engine which enables computer game developers to build and efficiently operate large-scale multiplayer online games

Xcentric Hotels (Crossroads Real Estate)

Budget hotels

Master franchisee for Benelux developing and operating budget hotels under the easyhotel brand.

Mindspace (Crossroads Real Estate)

Co-working operator

Operates co-working spaces in major cities across Europe and the USA.

Sircle Collection (Crossroads Real Estate)

Hotels and restaurants

Develops and operates lifestyle hotels with associated food & beverage outlets in The Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Spain under the proprietary “Sir” and “Max Brown” brands as well as third party brands.