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VGC Partners LLP
Founded by Parminder Basran in 2011, the firm has c. £100m under management across several funds and investment vehicles. VGC Partners is backed by a number of institutions and a select group of high net worth individuals who have experience in building consumer, media and technology companies.
We are a growth capital investor. Our strategy involves taking significant minority stakes in private companies. We then work alongside management to optimise value during our ownership and help our companies sell to private equity or trade purchasers.
We back talented CEOs and management teams who can demonstrate an ability to execute operationally and create value. The selection criteria for companies in which we invest is rigorous and we constantly think about how we can help businesses over and above just the provision of capital.
VGC Partners leverages technology, corporate partners and operational networks across the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific to help drive meaningful growth for our portfolio companies.
Key team members
Parminder is the Managing Partner of VGC Partners LLP (formerly Velos Partners EMEA LLP), a growth capital firm investing at the intersection of consumer, media and technology. Parminder is also the owner of Twenty Ten Capital Limited, a UK-based investment firm which has made a number of investments through Special Purpose Vehicles (‘SPVs’), including SuperAwesome, 10Ten Talent, Iconic Images and Metropolis. Parminder comanages Velos Partners Fund I, a consumer Venture Capital fund that has offices in Los Angeles, London and Singapore and has made a number of investments including Hampton Creek, Surf Air, Silvercar, Bilna and Hopscotch. Parminder has a BA in Management Studies from the University of Leeds and holds an MBA from
London Business School. He also spent 2 years studying at Rutgers in New Jersey, USA.
Henry is a Partner of VGC Partners LLP and has over 15 years of investing, executive management, fundraising, M&A and IPO experience. Henry founded LifeStageMedia in 2004 and achieved a successful exit five years later to US private equity. Henry joined IBIS Capital in 2012 to manage the firm’s Media Venture Capital Trust (‘VCT’) and direct investments. He has led Series A investments in six companies and more recently facilitated strategic investment into portfolio companies from MTG in Sweden and Sky and ITV in the UK. Henry has a MA in History and Politics from The University of Edinburgh and a number of financial regulatory qualifications in the UK and US.
Andrew worked in KPMG Turnaround Advisory for 7 years, leading and managing performance improvement, turnaround and financial restructuring projects for company boards in the UK and internationally.
In 2015, he joined Marlin Equity Partners, a US technology fund. Alongside M&A, Andrew focussed on portfolio company performance improvement, both as a principal and interim executive, for the European portfolio.
Andrew joined VGC Partners in 2019. He has a MBA from Manchester Business School and a MEng in Aerospace Engineering from The University of Manchester.
Example portfolio companies