Johnson ‘could invest’ with Ramsay
23 July, 2012
Serial restaurant investor and entrepreneur Luke Johnson is poised to get involved with the empire of Gordon Ramsay, the Telegraph reports.
It says Johnson is ready to invest “up to £9m” in Ramsay’s holding company through his Risk Capital Partners vehicle. The money would help to fire up Ramsay’s group of restaurants after his public fall-out with business partner and father-in-law Chris Hutcheson—though the Telegraph also notes that a final decision over the investment has still to be made. A spokesman for Ramsay declined to comment on its story.
As Peach Report reported last week, Johnson has also been linked with an investment in Pizza Hut, the UK arm of which is up for sale. He currently has a string of investments with Risk in the eating-out sector, including stakes in Giraffe, Patisserie Valerie and Gail’s.
For the full story, see Pizza Express entrepreneur ‘could invest in Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants’.