Capricorn Investment Group, which counts eBay founder Jeff Skoll among its investors, has shared views on sustainability and would take a longer term interest than the normal three to five years of a typical venture capitalist, says Nick Joy, managing director of Loch Duart.
Loch Duart emerged as an independent company following a buy-out from Joseph Johnson & Sons in August 1999 and had a turnover last year of £13.2m. It exports 60% of production.
Joy said the deal with Capricorn would help the firm's sales in the US, where it already sells 1,000 tons a year, equal to 20 per cent of output.
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