Literacy Capital

Literacy Capital is a closed-end investment company focused on investing in and supporting small, growing UK businesses and helping their management teams to achieve long-term success. The company was formed in September 2017 by the Executive Directors and its investment strategy is broadly a continuation of the strategy employed by them over the last decade. The team's core focus is investing in businesses where a clear route to creating additional value can be seen They invest in a wide variety of types of businesses and situations with the intention of helping management teams scale and grow their businesses. Their fund structure & investment approach is unusual for the industry. This gives them greater flexibility & better alignment with their management teams & investors.
OC

Olly Cox

Associate

Miral Patel

Investment Director

Paul Pindar

Chairman

Richard Pindar

CEO

JP

Jesse Portner

Investment Director

18 past transactions

No1 Rosemary Water

Seed Round in 2018
No1 Rosemary Water is a refreshing and tasteful rosemary extract drink. The world's only drink containing pure rosemary extract. Bottled according to the highest ethical standards and available in still or sparkling form, it’s a stimulating, flavourful and tasteful way to enjoy rosemary. Inspired by the carefree, long-lived residents of Acciaroli, Italy, No1 Rosemary Water is more than just a beverage. It’s a drink to remember; a taste of the Mediterranean – a toast to your memory, and your future.

Hometree

Funding Round in 2018
HomeTree Marketplace Limited provides home improvement services to homeowners. It offers annual boiler services, gas boiler, flue and controls, wider central heating, plumbing, drains, home electricity, and gas fire protection services. HomeTree Marketplace Limited was formerly known as Hometree Finance Limited and changed its name to HomeTree Marketplace Limited in November 2015. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

Oxygen Freejumping Ltd

Acquisition in 2021
Oxygen Freejumping Trampoline Parks - the UK's No.1 trampoline park operator! Activities in our parks include freejumping, dodgeball, an obstacle course, pro trampolines, freerunning, airbag, volleyball, slam dunk basketball hoops, a speed reaction wall, Little O toddler classes and fitness classes. We also host birthday parties for kids and adults alike, hen & stag parties and take group bookings. Check out our corporate event packages too!

Tyrefix

Private Equity Round in 2020
Tyrefix UK Ltd provides construction plant tyre repair and replacement services. The company offers on-site services for backhoes, aerial platforms, telehandlers, dumpers, skid steers, and earthmovers equipment. It also supplies tires for wheeled construction plant equipment. The company serves contractors, plant hire, and developers. Tyrefix UK Ltd was formerly known as Plant Tyre Services (Franchising) Limited and changed its name to Tyrefix UK Ltd in February 2003. The company was founded in 1984 and is based in Markfield, United Kingdom

Vanilla Electronics

Acquisition in 2020
Vanilla Electronics Limited provides supply chain management service by manufacturing and selling electronic components, printed circuit boards, and cable assemblies for businesses. It offers semiconductors, storage, LED lighting, cable and wire. It provides reusable packaging containers, control mats, gloves, and coveralls and lab coats. It serves to printing industry, contract manufacturing customers, global corporate manufactures, oil and gas industry, test and measurement customers, and automotive manufactures. The company was incorporated in 2002 and is based in Thetford, United Kingdom.

Wifinity Limited

Private Equity Round in 2017
Wifinity is on a mission to make Wi-Fi great! Our awesome products and services connect over 2 million people a year across a wide range of exciting sectors, including Defence, Holiday Resorts and Retail. Because sharing is caring, we launched a channel partner program so more consumers, businesses and brands can benefit from Wifinity's award-winning Wi-Fi. If you're the best at what you do and believe in a world with better Wi-Fi come and join us on our mission! Don't just take our word for it ... :-) Ranked 1 by MegaByte Emerging Stars Award (2018) Ranked 74 in the Sunday Times Track 100 (2016) Ranked 42 by Deloitte Tech Fast 50 (2015) ISPA Best Internet Project Award (2018) ISPA Best Consumer Customer service award (2016 & 2017) Wifinity is a U.K.-based company that was founded in 2007 by Mark Parry.

Community Fibre

Venture Round in 2017
Community Fibre is rolling-out an ultra-fast pure fiber-optic communications network across London. Community Fibre is selling fast broadband services to residents and small and medium organizations using their Community Fibre and CFL Business brands. CFL Business is a registered supplier on the UK Government’s Broadband Connection voucher scheme which enables Community Fibre to supply small and medium businesses within London a super-fast broadband connection for free.

EP Morris

Private Equity Round in 2020
EP Morris is a provider of specialist integrated transport software, BSOG certification and concessionary fares consultancy.

TheVeganKind Ltd

Series A in 2021
TheVeganKind Ltd provides online monthly subscription boxes for vegans. It provides vegan and beauty products boxes. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Mountain Healthcare Limited

Private Equity Round in 2018
Mountain Healthcare Ltd provides sexual assault referral services and police custodial healthcare services. It also provides training and conferences to its employees, and professionals from other agencies. Mountain Healthcare Ltd was formerly known as Hertfordshire Medical & Forensic Services Limited and changed its name to Mountain Healthcare Ltd in October 2006. The company was incorporated in 2005 and is based in Stevenage, United Kingdom.

Grayce Britain Ltd

Venture Round in 2018
Grayce is provides change management services for organizations. They are specialists in project analysis and change delivery services that build sustainable solutions and capability for the future. Their Development Programme is the cornerstone of their Grayce culture and the key to the ongoing advancement of their analysts’ skill and capability. They invest in their people and their development which means they can attract the best talent to our teams and deliver amazing results in their client teams and for their customers.

Dartmouth Partners

Venture Round in 2018
Dartmouth Partners provides recruitment consultancy. It offers recruitment in advisory, alternative investment, corporate banking and finance, traditional asset and wealth management, strategy and corporate development, legal sector. It provides its services to interns, graduates, experienced talent, and senior professional. Dartmouth Partners was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

Hometree

Seed Round in 2018
HomeTree Marketplace Limited provides home improvement services to homeowners. It offers annual boiler services, gas boiler, flue and controls, wider central heating, plumbing, drains, home electricity, and gas fire protection services. HomeTree Marketplace Limited was formerly known as Hometree Finance Limited and changed its name to HomeTree Marketplace Limited in November 2015. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

Flight Calibration Services

Venture Round in 2020
Flight Calibration Services Ltd (FCSL) provides cost effective flight calibration / inspection / validation / checking for the full range of aircraft radio navigation aids, including Instrument Landing Systems (ILS) to Cat III and primary / secondary radar systems with minimum disruptions to airfield and aircraft operations. The company's remarkable growth has been underpinned by continued and substantial investment in aircraft, flight inspection equipment and personnel, which allows it to continually improve customer services.

Hanmere Polythene Limited

Private Equity Round in 2017
Hanmere Polythene Ltd are extruders, flexo-printers and converters of blown polythene film packaging materials for the food and other industries. The company is certified under the British Retail Consortium Global Packaging Standard for the production of polythene packaging suitable for use in direct contact with high risk food.

Butternut Box

Series A in 2018
Butternut Box is a direct to consumer pet wellness company. Freshly prepared dog food. Cooked like you would at home. Delivered in perfect portions. We are always looking for talented people to join the Butternut squad. If you love dogs as much as we do, please get in touch.

Antler Homes Plc

Acquisition in 2018
Antler Homes Plc builds luxury houses in South East England and the Channel Islands. The company also provides advice and guidance to landowners, groups of neighbors, business owners, and families to maximize their land’s potential. Antler Homes Plc was formerly known as Antler Property Corporation Plc and changed its name to Antler Homes Plc in February 2001. The company was incorporated in 1972 and is based in Bagshot, United Kingdom.

Butternut Box

Series B in 2019
Butternut Box is a direct to consumer pet wellness company. Freshly prepared dog food. Cooked like you would at home. Delivered in perfect portions. We are always looking for talented people to join the Butternut squad. If you love dogs as much as we do, please get in touch.