ESO Capital works with European SMEs to maximise their potential to grow. Our investment strategy is driven by micro opportunities, not macro trends. With investments of up to €40 million, typically over a two to five-year horizon, we give management teams the space and capital to develop their businesses.

What sets us apart is the expertise with which we structure each deal. Each situation is different, and we provide tailored hybrid solutions across the capital structure, ranging from senior debt to equity.

Our solutions share certain key characteristics:
Clear: We see opportunity in complex situations. Business environments are complex enough and creating practical, clear solutions takes experience, and it takes skill.

Flexible: We recognise that a solution that cannot adapt to changing market conditions is no solution at all. We build flexibility into our offerings and we are sensitive to the needs of the owners and management teams with whom we work.

Fast: We understand that speed is paramount in business. Our team works in close proximity to the businesses we back so that decisions can be crafted and implemented efficiently.

Local: Our sole focus is Europe. We are rooted in our target markets and understand them intimately. We work with experienced local partners with a proven record of sector knowledge.

For loans of below €5 million, please contact ESF Capital.