Growth, Private Equity, MEIF Maven Debt Finance, NPIF Maven Equity Finance, Finance Durham Fund, North East Development Capital Fund
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Primary Geographical Focus
Key Sector Experience
Multi sector and transactional experience – including debt, venture, turnaround and later stage.
Bill has spent 40 years working in financial services in the UK and has held leadership roles with three separate private equity firms. In the 1990s he was Director in charge of the Clydesdale Bank Equity business, before managing the sale of that business to Aberdeen Asset Management PLC (Aberdeen) in 1999. He spent 10 years at Aberdeen, initially leading their investment team in central Scotland and the North of England, before taking on responsibility for the UK smaller company private equity team. In 2009 Bill and his senior colleagues led an MBO to form Maven, subsequently overseeing significant growth in people and AuM, prior to the successful sale of Maven to Mattioli Woods PLC in 2021.
Bill has been the principal fund manager of the four Maven VCTs since 2004, and working closely with the investment team has overseen consistent improvements in shareholder returns over the last decade. He chairs the Maven Investment Committee, and has overall responsibility for all aspects of the business, including strategy, client management and business development.
Bill is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland and has an MBA from Strathclyde University.
Away from the office Bill enjoys working on his golf handicap, skiing in the Alps with family and friends, and is a keen padel tennis player.
Most of my career has been spent in the private equity sector, working closely with founders and entrepreneurs, and helping to finance their growth ambitions. In recent years I have seen the UK progressively develop into a world leading technology economy, with new commercial opportunities and businesses constantly emerging to take advantage of evolving market and consumer trends. Allied to a vibrant market for later stage and mature economy transactions, the outlook for the private equity sector and the UK as a whole remains very positive.
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