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Praetura Investments

We believe in More Than Money

Since 2011, the Praetura team has been providing market-leading investments for advisers and investors. Our team of experts from across the industry is passionate about finding the best opportunities in EIS, VCT and BR qualifying companies.

We believe in open and transparent communications with our investors. We believe in attracting and developing the best people in the financial services industry. We believe in more than money.

Praetura in numbers

£ 1.9 M

Average investment per company

£ 2.9 BN

Worth of opportunities reviewed annually

£ 780 M

Assets under management

250 +

Praetura Group team members


Businesses supported with funding

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.

Our Track Record

£ 129 m

raised since 2019

2.9 x

Returned to investors to date

2/ 3

Of our investment portfolio based in the North

100 +

Venture Partners

£ 1 bn

Transacted since inception

£ 6.6 bn

Combined total of assets funded through Praetura in the UK

4 Northern Based Offices

Environmental, Social, Governance.

ESG underpins our core value of always doing the right thing. As well as adhering to transparent and responsible business practices, our mission is to continue making positive changes that benefit our people, our local communities and the industries we support.

To find out more about our ESG commitments, charity work and our Good Business Charter accreditation, follow the link below.

description Read Our Latest ESG Commitments Report

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