RO Group launches development capital arm focusing on PropTech
Hertfordshire-based RO Group has launched a new investment arm – RO Capital Partners.
The early stage investment partner will principally focus on PropTech – the use of technology to innovate the built environment and real estate market – CleanTech and Fintech.
The RO is a family owned group of companies established in 1932 and based in Potters Bar. It has been successfully investing across a diverse range of sectors since its formation.
The Capital Partners team will act as an early stage investor and its senior team has considerable experience in the real estate, financial services and renewable energy sectors.
It has existing assets in these areas, as well as access to an extensive real estate, energy and finance network that can be leveraged by investee companies to help accelerate commercialisation and growth.
Capital Partners can also offer follow on capital to support fast growing investments, as well as long term patient capital that is unconstrained by the demands of external investors.
Edward Rowlandson, group managing director, the RO Group said: “RO Capital Partners is a natural evolution for the group. Our considerable entrepreneurial experience, built over 90 years of investment activity in more than 20 different sectors, means we are ideally placed to launch a development capital arm.
“We have a strong balance sheet, an existing network, the right mix of skills and a platform of assets all available to help companies flourish.
“We would welcome enquiries from those with opportunities that match our criteria within the proptech, cleantech and fintech sectors. We believe that macro factors including changes in working habits and the move to a low carbon economy will drive the next crop of disruptive businesses to shake up old ways of thinking and we would like to partner with them.”
For more information visit www.rogroup.co.uk or contact Edward or commercial director Steve White by phone on 01707 601400 or via email at: info [at] rogroup.co.uk