About us

Our history

Capricorn Venture Partners NV was established in early 1993 as a joint venture between Dr Jos B. Peeters and Baring Venture Partners Ltd, In December 1999 Professor Philippe Haspeslagh, the chairman of Capricorn Venture Partners and Jos acquired the shares held by Barings (then ING) and the company has since been operating as a fully partner-owned independent management company. In line with its growths into a specialized alternative asset manager the company was renamed in Capricorn Partners in August 2019.

Our mission

Our mission is to create financial return for our clients and support spearheading entrepreneurs that have developed products with a true impact.

Our team

Our dedicated and diversified teams of investment professionals combine +200 years of technology, business and investment experience. From our offices in Leuven, Belgium, they carry out a global investment policy that builds on three fundamental pillars: entrepreneurs, technology and markets.

Capricorn Partners is an independent European licensed manager of private and public equity investment funds.

The venture funds are sector focused, rate return oriented and purposely impactful. Investors are our clients with whom we seek a long-term relationship based on trust, communication and growth. Strategic and institutional investors, government funds and family offices are amongst our returning customers. We offer them a prime view on the cutting-edge technology that will be the face of tomorrow’s world, ensure the next wave of employment and supply the products of the future. Entrepreneurs are our partners, whom we work with closely for strong business growth and mutual success. After all, their success is our success.

Capricorn Partners is also the manager of public investment funds: Quest for GrowthQuest Cleantech Fund and Quest+. Quest for Growth (EBR:QFG) invests in both quoted and unquoted growth companies with a focus on industries and themes that are capable of higher than average growth. Quest Cleantech Fund is mainly investing in stocks of cleantech companies listed in developed markets. Quest+ is mainly investing in stocks of growth companies listed in Europe. The funds are suitable for retail and institutional investors.

In 2016, Capricorn Partners obtained its licence as management company under the Alternative Investment Fund Management Directive (AIFMD). We build on a team of talented investment managers and partners, a strong back office and business development team, an independent valuation expert and an experienced legal compliance and deal support team.

Capricorn is your partner for future growth!


Capricorn Partners integrates Sustainability Factors and Risks into the investment decision process.

We refer to the sustainability-related disclosures (pursuant to EU Regulation (EU) 2019/2088) and the Capricorn Partners ESG Policy for more information.