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Praetura Investments

We believe in More Than Money

We offer a range of award-winning investments across venture capital, commercial and asset finance which support SMEs across the UK.

We believe in offering founders, advisers and investors more than money.

Our award winning investments

What is More Than Money

Praetura has been supporting advisers and investors with 'More Than Money' support since 2011.

More than Money means...

More than money means a commitment to creating an unrivalled experience for our investors and advisers. We’re constantly investing in our people and processes to help offer unique access to alternative asset classes and drive meaningful returns. We pride ourselves on open and transparent communication delivered through best-in-class content at Praetura Investments.

What is more than money

Leadership Team

Darren Carter


Jonathan Prescott


Sam McArthur


Darren Carter


Darren Carter is an accomplished investor, entrepreneur, CEO and Board Director, with significant experience in the financial services sector. After a noteworthy career as Managing Director at D.E Shaw & Co and CEO at KBC Financial Products, Darren has been a Non-Executive Director at Peel Hunt LLP since 2010. Darren has been a Non-Executive Director at Praetura Ventures and Praetura Debt since 2018.

Jonathan Prescott


Jon Prescott is a core member of the Praetura Ventures team. As a Partner, he heads up the business development team and has helped to develop many of the services we offer today. He boasts over 20 years financial services experience, with 15 of those spent at AJ Bell forging links with advisers across the country in his role as Business Development Manager. Jon was also a key member of the Octopus Investments team, working across the North, Scotland and Northern Ireland as the business’s Area Sales Director.

Sam McArthur


Sam McArthur is an experienced investment professional having previously held the role of Chief Operating Officer for Puma Investments from 2015, with responsibilities for the Puma VCTs, forming part of the board and senior management team responsible for growing AUM from £100 million to £950 million over 8 years. Prior to that, Sam’s previously held positions include CEO of a multi-site wholesale and distribution business as well as Associate Director at KBC Financial Products.

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Praetura in numbers

£ 1.9 M

Average investment per company

£ 2.9 BN

Worth of opportunities reviewed annually

£ 780 M

Assets under management

250 +

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Businesses supported with funding

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