Investment
approach

We don’t build “me too” portfolios

Certior Capital invests opportunistically across Europe to achieve the best returns for its clients and is not afraid to “stray away from the pack”.

We will invest in first time funds and niche strategies which we believe offer outstanding prospects.

We are often the first investor backing a new team and are in a strong position to demand preferential fund terms as a result.

“We will invest in first time funds and niche strategies which we believe offer outstanding prospects”

We do not automatically re-up to managers on the basis of long-standing relationships. We invest solely on the return potential of their new fund.

We don’t like funds which have significantly stepped up in fund size and look to be significantly oversubscribed. We generally say “No, thank you” rather than “Yes, please” in such situations.

We don’t like “hot” sectors where a lot of institutional capital is chasing limited deal supply.

We invest with conviction and don’t overdiversify our funds.

We believe in proper alignment of interest. We are incentivised by carry not management fees.

80+ years of investment experience
200+ private equity and private credit investments executed