Kharis Capital aims to make sizeable growth equity investments in established consumer-focused businesses and brands

We build solid and long-lasting partnerships to help drive innovation and growth, and provide support throughout the life of each investment

“sweet spot” of €100m to €250m in growth equity transactions

No / limited leverage

Places deals below the radar of leading Leverage Buyout funds

Long-term approach

Makes investments less suitable for traditional PE firms

Focus on deals in sectors and regions where we have a direct area of expertise - including those in the specific competencies of our network of family offices

We have an established international track record and network we can leverage in the consumer, retail and digital sectors. Kharis Capital primarily backs US and European brands in their expansion

Explore deals others cannot (easily) do

Family-owned or controlled assets

Taking public companies private

Roll-outs, platform or consolidation deals

These are investments far more suitable for our long-term added-value partnership-driven model

Build true partnerships

We take a new approach to partnership. Not constrained by a portfolio logic or restrictive time horizons, we can truly invest in and rely on our partners. Kharis selectively builds true partnerships by finding great companies and teams and taking an influential stake, either as a large minority or majority investor.
We help drive innovation and growth by exploiting barriers to entry and companies' differentiating factors, such as market share or brand. Most importantly, support existing partners to achieve common goals.

Passion for brands and technology

We recognize the value of brands especially for companies in direct and constant contact with end consumers. Building and developing brands, which increasingly involve using innovative and agile technology solutions, requires time, discipline and a touch of magic.

But, it is key to creating a true differentiated asset that commands premium pricing, enhanced trust and repeat business. Brands are ingrained within our DNA, having spent years building and growing them both offline and through digital media.

Growth and internationalization

Working with a vast network of family offices, advisors and partners enables us to provide unique support to help companies develop their businesses and grow both domestically and abroad. Our past experiences include geographic expansion, product innovation, and operational improvements.

Financing of
Burger King S.E.E.

Kharis Capital’s team closed its first transaction, as master franchisor of Burger King in Poland, Italy, Greece and Romania. Our team wrote the business plan, hired the leadership and country teams and took control of existing restaurant network of more than 130 restaurants. In June 2015, we opened our first owned-and-operated outlets in Italy and Poland.