Ronan Kearney, chairman, Osprey Capital

Osprey Capital delivers near 12-fold return with first sale

Tue, 19/02/2013 - 06:08

Osprey Capital, the venture capital firm, has exited its first investment following the sale of Allium Capital, with a return of 11.9x capital for investors. The investment in Allium Capital, a specialist advisory firm which creates and distributes retail financial services products, was made four years ago.

During this time the firm has grown assets to over GBP400m with the sale generating significant returns for investors.
 
Ronan Kearney (pictured), chairman, Osprey Capital, says: “Allium Capital was an excellent investment for Osprey Capital and has shown significant growth in the past four years. It is pleasing to see such a strong and substantial return for shareholders following this, our first sale. The company has also helped job creation with the generation of seven highly skilled posts. With two women as part of a management team of four, the company has ensured it can provide flexible, modern working conditions allowing talented individuals to be part of the firm’s success.
 
“Of course, such a return is welcome but more than that is the evidence it provides for our unique model. This is undoubtedly the way venture capital should be done and is how Osprey will continue to operate.”
 
This news follows Osprey Capital’s acceptance as a general partner of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.
 
Osprey invests at seed and founder stages, and only invests in companies focused on UK retail financials.


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