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We are a private investment office investing in private businesses through direct private equity and search funds.

We do so alongside a network of entrepreneurial, high-net-worth individuals as part of an experienced, supportive and well-connected investor community.

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Ethos provides…

An opportunity to invest alongside experienced private equity professionals in SMEs and search funds

I have invested in almost every Ethos deal and have got to know the team, finding them highly capable and successful in unearthing some great transactions.

Ed Butler, Ethos investor and founder of RapidSwitch, Everest Data Centres and Amito
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An Attractive Space

Private equity has consistently outperformed comparable listed asset classes

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Invest from £25,000

Access a diverse range of attractive private equity investment opportunities with no up-front fees

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Investor Alignment

Our founders commit £250,000 to each private equity deal alongside the rest of the Ethos team

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Investment Success

Our private equity portfolio and search funds can generate higher returns than comparable asset classes

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Unique Search Opportunities

Unlock investment in UK and EU-based deals that aren’t available elsewhere

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A Supportive Search Partner

Work with an experienced team specialising in the acquisition of search-friendly SMEs

It’s clear that ‘Ethos Partners’ is more than just a name – it’s a way of doing business, to which the whole team subscribes.

David Roberts, Ethos investor, CEO and Chairman

What We Do

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Private Equity Investment

Focused on people and driven by outcomes, we take a deliberately different approach to traditional private equity.

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Search Investment

Our specialised proposition for investing in search funds across the UK and Europe, supports aspiring entrepreneurs in the acquisition and growth of small businesses.

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Strategic Support

If you are a founder looking to retire, we can help apply our extensive experience to shape strategy, leveraging expertise and input from our investor community.

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Search Funding

Access to an entrepreneurial community of valuable, like-minded and supportive contacts.

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Search funds provide a proven framework within which to pursue those ambitions and when I first learned about them the idea seemed too good to be true.

Adam Johnson, CEO of Water Direct



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Garner Osborne

A specialist printed circuit board manufacturing and assembly business
July 2024
Bray Group

Bray Group

A long-established UK manufacturer of medical products
June 2024
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A fast-growing cyber security risk advisory business
April 2024
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An IT procurement and leasing service software provider in Germany
March 2024
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Elite KL

A designer and manufacturer of HVAC and battery thermal management services
February 2024
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A fire protection equipment distributor and service provider in Spain
December 2023
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A provider of premium weatherproofing solutions for buildings in Portugal
December 2023
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A provider of fire rated and non-fire rated doors and frames to the UK market
April 2023

IP Integration

A leading provider of IT and call centre solutions
April 2023
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An operator of an accounting and tax platform in France
January 2023

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A manufacturer of premium custom log building products
August 2022
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A provider of integrated urgent care and wait list management services
August 2022
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Water Direct

A leading provider of planned and emergency water services
March 2022
Boost Works

Boost Works

A leading SaaA provider for employee engagement and performance enhancement
March 2021
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Closer Pets

A supplier of pet products for dogs, cats & fish
December 2019


A leading electric golf trolley and accessories brand
October 2019
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Europe's leading indoor go karting operator
October 2017

Let’s talk…

Whether you’re an investor, company owner or searcher, there’s a great deal for us to discuss. Fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch.

Ethos Partners LLP, 1 Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LL