European Growth Capital

Overview

The Fund provides specialty debt financing to European growth businesses, predominantly in the technology, life sciences and environmental sectors. Typical loan sizes range from €1-20 million with the flexibility to do larger transactions opportunistically.

We look for investment opportunities in high growth business with proven management teams in need of capital to fuel organic growth, acquisitions, equipment purchases, bridge loans and various forms of recapitalization.

Click the video below to view, Johan Kampe and David Bateman, both Senior Managing Director’s for Harbert European Growth Capital, discussing the history and investment process of the Fund.

Investment Team

David Bateman
Senior Managing Director

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David Bateman is a Senior Managing Director and together with Johan Kampe co-head of the Harbert European Growth Capital Fund (HEGCF). David has more than 10 years of experience in technology lending and financing. Prior to joining HMC in January 2013, he and Johan co-founded Benefide, a firm focused on originating specialty debt transactions on a deal-by-deal basis, closing eight transactions over an 18 month period. From 2002-2011 David was with ETV Capital, one of the leading providers of European growth loans at the time, where he was responsible for originating investments and served on the Board of the company. Prior to ETV David worked at Broadview International, where he spent 7 years originating and executing technology M&A and financing transactions. David earned a BA at Trinity College Dublin, a Diplomkaufmann from EAP-ESCP and a Masters in Finance at the London Business School.

 

Johan Kampe
Senior Managing Director

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Johan Kampe is a Senior Managing Director and together with David Bateman co-head of the Harbert European Growth Capital Fund (HEGCF). Johan has more than 15 years of experience in technology lending and financing. Prior to joining HMC in January 2013, he and David co-founded Benefide, a firm focused on originating specialty debt transactions on a deal-by-deal basis, closing eight transactions over an 18 month period. From 2005-2011 Johan was with ETV Capital, one of the leading providers of European growth loans at the time, where he was responsible for originating investments and was an alternate company’s investment committee. Prior to joining ETV, Johan was with Silicon Valley Bank, and co-founded the European subsidiary of the bank, SVB Europe Advisors, funding technology and growth businesses and backing VC funds. Prior to that, Johan worked with a startup company and various financial institutions, including Prudential and American Express. Johan earned BA in Finance and International Business from San Jose State University (Cum Laude).

 

 

Fahad Khan
Associate

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Fahad is an Investment Associate at the London based Harbert European Growth Capital (HEGC) with over 7 years experience across management advisory, accounting and investment management. At HEGC, he focuses on identifying, evaluating and executing investments in high growth companies across the Technology and Life Sciences sectors. Before joining HEGC, Fahad worked at Deloitte London within the Investment Management and Private Equity team where he advised leading UK based funds investing across debt and equity strategies. Fahad is a Qualified Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) with a degree in Economics, Accounting and Finance from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

fkhan@harbert.net

Bryan McLoughlin
Associate

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Before joining HMC as an Investment Associate in January 2014, Mr. McLoughlin was a co-founder and Director at Aldermanbury Partners, a consultancy based in London that has advised growing firms and government departments on strategic and investment decisions. Mr. McLoughlin previously worked for six years at Deloitte where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) and focused on advising financial services clients. He graduated with a degree in Economics and Business Law from the University of Strathclyde.

Shaun Choudhary
Investment Analyst

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Shaun is an Analyst at Harbert European Growth Capital Fund (HEGCF) where he focuses on monitoring portfolio companies and supports the team in researching and executing investments in high growth companies across the Technology and Life Sciences sectors. Before joining HEGCF, Shaun worked at PwC, London where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) and focused on serving clients in the financial services industry. Shaun graduated with a degree in Financial Economics from the University of London.

Investment Criteria

The Fund provides financing to later-stage European growth companies with strong management and proven revenue traction in substantial markets. Profitability is not a requirement.

Typical investment structure:

  • Loan sizes between €1 – 20 million
  • Secured loans
  • 3-5 years, usually amortizing
  • 12-14% coupon
  • Equity participation
Portfolio

Harbert European Growth Capital Fund

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Contact
HARBERT EUROPEAN GROWTH CAPITAL

Contact:

David Bateman
+44 (207) 408 4156

Johan Kampe
+44 (207) 408 4146

Brookfield House, 5th Floor
44 Davies Street
London, UK W1K 5JA