About Capricorn Private Investments

Capricorn Private Investments

We are a London-based Private Investment Office set up to manage discretionary investments on behalf of our cornerstone shareholder and a small number of other wealthy families who typically do not want to incur the cost of setting up their own in-house operation.

Our majority shareholder is the Capricorn Group – a significant international family office with a mix of liquid and illiquid holdings mainly in the UK and South Africa.


Our philosophy is based on the multi-asset class investment approach used by many of the world’s most sophisticated investors. We seek to achieve excess returns by focusing on the less efficient asset classes of the investment world.

Aligned interests

We originate transactions in sectors we know well, where we invest our clients’ capital alongside our own.


Our management team and board have extensive investment and operational experience in senior roles at some of the largest institutional investors in the world (Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Partners Capital, Investec).


We believe many wealthy families and individuals face similar issues in managing their investable capital in a transparent and cost-efficient manner without recourse to mainstream private banks and investment consultants whose interests may not always be aligned.

Guiding Principles


We have strong family office values

Long-term outlook

We think in long-term, often inter-generational, time periods

Aligned incentives

We are shareholders in the business

Tailored solutions

We have no generic models, every portfolio is bespoke

Emotional temperament

We are patient, long-term value investors, not market timers


Access to off market deals and our own proprietary deal flow


No hidden fees or retrocessions


Our management team and board have extensive experience in senior roles at world-class institutions