who we are



We are a membership of experienced investors, entrepreneurs and operators with a network spanning multiple industry sectors.

We invest in partnership with entrepreneurs that possess the vision, experience and tenacity to build great companies.

We focus on making buyout and growth equity investments of between £0 and £5 million.

PEOPLE


  • Bill Bottriell

    Bill is the co-founder of SThree plc, a global IT specialist recruitment company.

  • Brian Linden

    Brian is a Founding Partner of Cinven, a leading global private equity firm.

  • Charlie Green

    Charlie is formerly a Partner of Candover Investment Partners. He has particular expertise investing in the Financial and Support Services and Leisure sectors.

  • Clive Kahn

    Clive is the former Chief Executive Officer of Travelex and Cardsave. He has a wealth of experience in the payments sector.

  • David Melvin

    David is a former Partner of TDR Capital, prior to which he was Global Head of Financial Sponsors at Merrill Lynch.

  • David Mitchell

    David is the Founder and former Chief Executive Officer of Astron. David led the company’s sale to RR Donnelley and has extensive experience in Business Process Outsourcing.

  • David Whitmore

    David is the former Vice Chairman of Information Services Group. He was previously CEO of Compass Consulting Group and Managing Partner of the Andersen EMEA Audit and Business Advisory business.

  • Gilbert Chalk

    Gilbert is the Chairman of Castle Private Equity. He is formerly the Chairman of the Baring English Growth Fund and prior to that the Managing Director of Hambro European Ventures (subsequently Duke Street Capital).

  • Hyman Bielsky

    Hyman is the former President and CEO of Safetykleen Europe and previously served as an Executive Advisor at CCMP Capital.

  • Ian Colletts

    Ian is the co-founder of Dublon Capital and is formerly of SThree plc.

  • Ian Gray

    Ian is a former Partner of Candover, prior to which he was a Managing Director at the Bank of Scotland. His investment experience spans multiple industry sectors.

  • Jean-Lou Rihon

    Jean-Lou is a former Partner of Silverfleet Capital with extensive experience in a number of industries particularly in Specialty Retail, Leisure and Business Services.

  • Jim Grover

    Jim is the former Group Strategy Director of Diageo and has a wealth of experience in the consumer goods sector

  • Lindsay Stuart

    Lindsay is the former Managing Partner of JPMorgan Partners Europe. He also worked at Cinven, Prudential Venture Managers, and Candover during his career.

  • Lindsay Dibden

    Lindsay is a Founding Partner of HgCapital, where he established the healthcare investment practice and led more than 15 investments across the healthcare value chain.

  • Julian Brown

    Julian is a former Managing Director of both JPMorgan Cazenove and Goldman Sachs has a wealth of experience in the financial services sector.

  • Marek Gumienny

    Marek is the former Chairman of Candover Investment Partners. He has over 25 years of private equity experience across a variety of industries.

  • Matthew Bowcock CBE

    Matthew has founded, managed and sold technology and biotech companies in Australia, the US and the UK and has deep experience in the information security sector.

  • Nick Rose

    Nick is the former CFO of Diageo plc. He has a wealth of experience in growing and internationalising businesses in the industrial and consumer sectors.

  • Norbert McDermott

    Norbert is the former Chief Executive Officer of Clondalkin Group. He has extensive experience in high-value added packaging and manufacturing.

  • Paul Tselentis

    Paul is the CEO of 24Haymarket. He was previously a private equity investment professional at The Carlyle Group and CCMP Capital.

  • Peter Kiernan

    Peter is a former Managing Director at Warburgs, Goldman Sachs and Lazard and was Chairman of European Investment Banking at Canaccord. He has over 30 years of advisory experience in a wide variety of sectors.

  • Richard Campin

    Richard is a Co-Founder of Exponent Private Equity and is a former Managing Director of 3i plc. Richard has a wealth of investment experience across a number of sectors.

  • Richard Tudor

    Richard is a former Partner of Exponent Private Equity and Apax Partners. He has specific investment experience in e-commerce, business and financial services and aviation.

  • Simon Leefe

    Simon is a former Partner of Candover Investment Partners where he had a particular focus on investing in the media sector.

  • Sylvia Auton OBE

    Sylvia is formerly the Chairman and CEO of IPC Media and was instrumental in the acquisition of IPC by Time Warner. She has extensive experience in the media and publishing industries.

  • Steve Brain

    Steve is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Safetykleen Europe. He has extensive experience in the business services sector.

  • Tom Attwood

    Tom is the former Chief Executive Officer of Intermediate Capital Group plc and is the current Chairman of HgCapital.

  • Tom Hoppe

    Tom is currently COO and CFO of Coalition Development, a leading business intelligence provider. Previous to this, Tom was the Global Chief Operating Officer for JP Morgan’s Fixed Income business.