Managing Director, Private Equity
Michael has spent more than 20 years in the private equity industry, mainly with LGV Capital, the private equity investment arm of Legal & General Group plc, which managed funds for internal and external clients. He sat on the Investment Committee and was latterly its Chief Executive. He joined LGV in 2000 after three years at PPM Ventures (now Silverfleet Capital, then the private equity investment business of Prudential plc).
In more than two decades in the UK private equity industry, Michael has been responsible for all aspects of the investing lifecycle: from sourcing capital from institutional and family office clients, to identifying, structuring and executing investment opportunities, then working strategically with the management teams on the boards of businesses, through to leading a successful exit. He has been involved in management buy-out and buy-in investments in a range of businesses across UK industry. He commenced his career in 1988 at Hambros Bank, where he spent nine years in Corporate Finance/M&A advising a range of clients from FTSE100 companies to privately owned businesses.