Craven House Capital is a merchant bank in the 18th and 19th Century context of the term. We aim to emulate the spirit of the old world merchant banking houses that ventured beyond the horizon to seek out quality businesses, owned and operated by talented entrepreneurs.
In this bygone era, if the merchant banking house judged an opportunity sound, they would invest their own capital before they considered bringing other investors into the venture. They were not corrupted by fee structures that incentivised taking unfounded risks with other people's money. All interests were aligned.