British Business Bank programme: Enterprise Capital Funds
Active Partners is a leading UK-based growth investor, and aims to help exceptional entrepreneurs build exceptional brands. Active focuses exclusively on founder-led businesses in the consumer economy, looking to scale rapidly.
Sector Focus: Active focuses on innovative, growth businesses in the branded consumer, leisure and retail space. Sectors of interest include food and hospitality, wellbeing, health, education, sport/fitness, outdoor, travel, fashion, media and entertainment, online media and eCommerce, and other consumer technologies.
Investment Stage: Active partner with great entrepreneurs at any stage in the lifecycle of their business provided there is exciting potential for growth. Typically, they focus on growth stage businesses that are facing the critical transition from adolescence to maturity.
Partnership Approach: Active invests in founder-led businesses. Where needed, they support entrepreneurs, define strategy, and build the operational infrastructure, structural rigour, and resource capabilities required to rapidly scale. They can invest as little as £1m or as much as £15m over the life of an investment, and seek to take at least a significant minority share so they are in a better position to contribute actively to an accelerated growth trajectory.