Scottish Equity Partners is an investment firm specializing in direct and secondary direct investments. Within direct it prefers private equity and venture capital investments in emerging growth, startups, growth capital financing, corporate spin-outs, and management buyouts. It does not invest in businesses whose activities involve the direct sale, supply, manufacture or distribution of armaments or weapons, gambling or related products, the production of tobacco or related products, pornography, the undertaking of human cloning or genetic modification of organisms in breach of applicable legislation. The firm seeks to invest in consumer internet, infrastructure, renewable energy, biomass, small hydro, information technology, technology, electronics, enterprise software, e-commerce, digital media, media and telecommunications (TMT), healthcare, and energy related sectors or in technology enabled companies and service businesses. Within secondary direct investments, the firm invests in alternative energy resources with a focus on United Kingdom. The firm typically invests in companies primarily based in the United Kingdom with international markets and other European countries with a focus on Scotland and Ireland.