Gentian Capital is a venture focused on acquiring profitable independant UK-based businesses at fair valuations with a target of twenty profitable businesses by 2030. Gentian Capital's strategy is to improve management and invest in the company to grow the business.

Typically the vendor is looking to sell the business due to retirement but with a strong desire to ensure its successful transition to new owners who will continue to run the business largely as it is. We trust management teams with the day to day running of their businesses but Gentian Capital has substantial experience in bringing more focus and clarity around business management systems that can help the acquired company to improve its profitability and cash generation.

Furthermore we offer advice and support wherever necessary, stimulate intra-group cooperation, participate in succession planning and implement robust financial controls.

StyleSwap

With fashion resale set to exceed fast fashion sales this decade, Style Swap will be the global pre-owned marketplace for luxury fashion. Style Swap uses proprietary machine learning to optimise the visibility of products to the right buyers so that users find items quickly.

Style Swap improves the sustainability of the fashion industry by reducing waste, carbon emissions and landfill volumes.

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Coffee Lab

Coffee Lab brings high end independent style coffee shops found in major cities to the provinces, including Ipswich, Winchester and Stockbridge, amongst others.

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F45

F45 Training is a global fitness community specializing in innovative, high-intensity group workouts that are fast, fun, and results-driven. Gentian has invested in multiple F45 franchises across the UK and is set to continue its expansion.

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Sturt Farm, Burford

Sturt Farm is situated on the edge of Burford affectionally known as the 'Gateway to the Cotswolds' and is a collection of 17 units once forming part of a former working farm which had fallen into disrepair, but now being redeveloped to create high-quality sustainably-considered dwellings.

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“Gentian's investment has allowed us to continue on an accelerated trajectory following my graduation from Founders Institute pre-seed accelerator in February 2020 and a grant from Innovate UK the following October. The investment will allow us to launch our platform with cutting edge technology in the summer 2021. Gentian have been the perfect lead investor and put together a great angel syndicate for StyleSwap; we are honoured to have their backing. The Gentian team not only got our vision and technology quickly but understood the challenges of balancing the build of an innovative product with the need to introduce processes and people to realise the potential of an early stage start-up.”
Josephine Waddington
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CEO & Founder
Style Swap
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“Gentian's investment has allowed us to continue on an accelerated trajectory following my graduation from Founders Institute pre-seed accelerator in February 2020 and a grant from Innovate UK the following October. The investment will allow us to launch our platform with cutting edge technology in the summer 2021. Gentian have been the perfect lead investor and put together a great angel syndicate for StyleSwap; we are honoured to have their backing. The Gentian team not only got our vision and technology quickly but understood the challenges of balancing the build of an innovative product with the need to introduce processes and people to realise the potential of an early stage start-up.”
Josephine Waddington
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CEO & Founder
Style Swap

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