John Carter


John is Partner and Chief Executive Officer, based in the London office.

John was a co-founder of Hollyport in 2006 and has led its growth from $10m under management at the outset to $5bn today.  He is responsible for the strategic evolution of the firm and, as chair of the Investment Committee, oversees all of its investment activities. He has a strong belief in supporting the development of everyone in the business to achieve their full potential, reflected in the fact that the majority of current partners joined Hollyport as junior recruits.

John has been a private equity investor since 1987, initially as a direct investor at 3i, where he was a Director within the London investment team with responsibility for mid-market buyout and growth capital investments. John holds an honours degree in Engineering from University College London.

John is a keen cook and enjoys visiting many of the excellent restaurants that London has to offer with his wife and, occasionally, his three children. He is a frustrated golfer who still believes that improvement would be possible if he could just find the time.