Our Investment Philosophy


Although our investment mandate is wide, including public and private equity, capital markets and real estate, our established in-house team is currently focused on private equity and venture capital opportunities. We conduct rigorous due diligence and encourage our partners in portfolio companies to do the same with us.

We pride ourselves on our hands on approach to investments since our inception in 2005 and maximise value through intensive post acquisition management of the business. We cultivate strong working relationships with a substantial network of operating partners and contacts. Through our investments and their affiliates, Swordfish Investments employs over 5,000 persons across the UK, Europe and the USA.


Swordfish Investments has invested in several sectors worldwide including technology, media, financial services, sports management, education and marketing. We spend a large proportion of our time working with our portfolio companies and advising them on a variety of issues related to product, strategy, finance, fundraising, technology and human resources. Some of our investments are included below.