About Parabellum Investments


Parabellum Investments is more personal and involved than many other investment firms you may come across.

For a boutique firm, we are truly international and bring operational experience as well as funding to our businesses.

We see ourselves as entrepreneurial investors, working with management teams to add value, making our own decisions and actively helping to drive growth.

Why choose us


Parabellum Investments mostly invests its own money, generated through growth the firm has helped to create. Unlike many others, we do not rely on third party funds.

We seek to identify strong growth opportunities, particularly for companies in specialist international sectors, and put our money behind management teams committed to developing the business.

Parabellum Investments typically gives management stakes of up to 20% - which is roughly double the industry standard.

Growth is our focus – we do not come in with our eyes on the exit – and we work closely with you to help achieve it.

How Parabellum Investments differs from other investors, notably in private equity

We invest our own funds

Parabellum Investments is not dependent on finance from banks or other third parties. We invest money raised from successful investments.

We make our own decisions

Free from the constraints of investment committees and external investors, we exercise our own commercial judgement and back companies we believe in.

We are an active partner

When we invest we do so because we can help to make your company successful. We know there’s no fixed time frame for this – so we don’t start with a fixed time to exit.

We believe in management

This is our own background and our style is operational, actively contributing to your success. Management teams working with us also gain roughly double as much equity as is the industry norm.

Meet the team


Rami Cassis

CEO and Founder

Proven success growing companies ranging in size from $5m to $150m in revenue, leading transactions including reverse takeovers / IPO's, and take-privates. He has conducted business in over 20 countries and holds French, British and Australian citizenships.

The success of Parabellum Investments owes much to Rami's extensive operational experience, gained from within software and service-oriented businesses. That hands-on approach remains central to Parabellum Investments portfolio investment and management philosophy.

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Rob Littlewood

CFO

Robert is Chief Financial Officer of Parabellum Investments and its portfolio of companies. A Chartered Accountant (FCA), Robert qualified at the large independent practice, BHP, prior to spending four years at PwC’s North Assurance practice, working with a wide mix of clients. He joined the Royal Mail Group in 2010 before moving to Parseq.

Robert gained a first-class BSc in Physics from the University of Sheffield and lives in Derbyshire with his family. He enjoys mountain biking, a religious gym routine, and keeping up with science-related podcasts and light reading.

Alan Chan

General Counsel

Alan provides legal advice and strategic support to Parabellum Investments. He is also General Counsel and Company Secretary of Parseq.

Alan was previously Head of Legal for the international deploy division at Communisis plc and prior to that at law firm Pinsent Masons advising on corporate law. He studied at the University of Manchester and the College of Law, Chester.

A resident of Yorkshire, Alan enjoys open water swimming, road cycling and finding ways to tame his three young children. He also regularly undertakes endurance events to raise money for cancer charities and has so far helped to raise over £11,000.

Alf Goebel

Operating Partner, Enterprise Software

A senior enterprise software sales and marketing executive, Alf has strong operational experience and specialises in high growth and turnaround situations across Europe and the US. He has particular expertise in solution selling, sales productivity and enterprise software.

Alf gained extensive consultancy experience with Global Partnerships SAP and Lupo Ventures, which he leads, and also partners with Parabellum Investments. He has held senior executive positions at a number of leading technology companies, recently including Intelligent Licensing Corporation and Netfira.

A resident of San Francisco, Alf divides his time between the US and Germany, which is his home country. He studied Economics and in his spare time enjoys golf and time with his wife and dogs.

Ewa Huff

Executive Assistant

Ewa runs the office and day to day business for Parabellum Investments and is the key liaison with the companies in which it invests.

She has worked with founder and CEO Rami Cassis for the past seven years and is his key "right hand".

Born in Poland, Ewa moved to the UK in 2016 and now lives in London. In her spare time she enjoys reading crime novels.

Tessa Curtis

Partner, Strategic Communications

Tessa leads communications for Parabellum Investments, overseeing marketing, PR and digital communications across the business. With over 20 years’ experience in international PR and communications consultancy, she has worked across sectors with diverse global clients, both at agencies including Weber Shandwick and independently.

Previously Business Correspondent for the BBC and Daily Telegraph, Tessa has a first-class history degree from Oxford University and lives with her family in London. She enjoys running, tennis, yoga and hiking, enjoys travel and is a culture vulture and news junkie.

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