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Piper Private Equity

Piper Private Equity

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Headquarters Location

United Kingdom, London


Piper Private Equity was established in 1985, and is a well known VC. The fund is located in United Kingdom, Europe. The the headquarters of this VC is in London.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 other investors. Aside from Piper Private Equity, start-ups are often funded by Beringea, Venrex Investment Management, Upscale. The most common co-investors for the fund are Winona Capital Management, Mobeus Equity Partners, MMC Ventures. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by Santander Corporate & Commercial, Norwest Equity Partners (NEP).

The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United Kingdom. Pet Food UK, Flat Iron, Bloom & Wild are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Restaurants, Fitness. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 8 more areas of investment. Also, a start-up has to be aged 6-10 years to expect investment from this fund. The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. If there are 4 or 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low.

The fund was established by Crispin Tweddell, Libby Gibson. Besides the listed founders, we have found 5 key employees of this fund in our database.

The fund typically enters into less than 2 deals annually. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are most common for this fund. This fund was the most active in 2017. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. Piper Private Equity is involved in 9 percentage points more than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 59 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

60.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Funds Investing in Previous

Beringea, Venrex Investment Management, Upscale

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