raising European mid-market private equity funds


Raising European mid-market private equity funds

Working in close partnership with our clients

Building lasting professional relationships


We work in close partnership with our clients to achieve optimal fundraising results

We provide inclusive and complete advice to our clients based on in-depth analysis and the close involvement of experienced professionals.

At Acanthus we welcome the opportunity to work with ambitious private equity managers. We bring substantial value through high quality strategic advice, investment grade documentation work and deep access to relevant investor networks.

We stay closely involved after closing, helping our clients manage investor relations most effectively



Armando D’Amico

Managing Partner

Armando has over 25 years’ experience in private equity, both from the buy and sell side, having been a limited partner before creating Acanthus in 1998. Armando has advised general partners, limited partners and financial institutions from the UK, US and Continental Europe in fund structuring, placement, and fundraising strategy.


Wilf Wilkinson


Wilf has ten years of experience in the private equity and investment banking industries. At Acanthus, he is involved in advising general partners, limited partners and financial institutions from the UK, US and Continental Europe in fund inception, structuring and placement, strategy and investor relations.


Jake Mackay

Vice President

Jake has over 7 years experience in private equity and investment banking. At Acanthus, he is involved in advisory mandates and fundraising projects across Europe.


Rachel Matharu

Vice President

At Acanthus, Rachel is focused on advisory mandates and fundraising projects across the UK and Continental Europe.


Etiene Ekpo-Utip


Etiene joined Acanthus from the Consumer Retail and TMT Investment Banking division of Lazard.  Etiene supports the senior Acanthus team in delivering investment grade documentation and in consolidating investor coverage.


Zoe Walsh

Team Assistant

Zoe is responsible for roadshow logistics and providing team and client support.


Satpal Dulay

Operations Manager

Satpal has over 25 years experience working in retail, publishing, car sales, healthcare and professional consultancy.  She is responsible for operations including office management, IT systems, client relations, finance assistance and compliance.


Mariette Davis

Finance Director

Mariette has over 20 years’ experience in the professional advisory and financial services markets.  Mariette is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and wales.


Dermot Crean

Non Executive Partner

Dermot has over 20 years’ investment banking experience in private placements, capital markets, restructuring and mergers & acquisitions with a focus on raising mid-market private equity funds.




Core European Mid-Market Specialism 

A strong, continuous presence in the most challenging and dynamic segment of the European private equity market 

Deep geographic focus to provide our clients with unmatched advisory guidance and expertise

Corporate Finance Driven Approach

Increasing  sophistication of market participants necessitates an intensely analytical approach and comprehensive investment grade documentation

We build a deep understanding of our client’s business and cultures to position every fund in a clear and differentiated manner

Combined Business Model

The team’s vast experience facilitates a combined focus on project management and distribution by all project members

A highly targeted approach to marketing and investor relations underpinned by strong relationships with the investor community

Partner-owned and Driven

An independent, partner-owned business ensuring deep, long-term alignment with clients and investors alike


Strong Year Expected For Mid-Market Fundraising

European mid-market fundraising saw an impressive rise in 2014, reaching its highest level since 2007, with that buoyant fundraising market expected to continue during 2015. Funds expected to close in 2015 include exponent Private Equity and Silverfleet Capital, which... read more

European Mid-Market Fundraising Review 2015

We are pleased to announce our 2015 European Mid-Market Fundraising Review, now in its ninth year. This annual review is based on our ongoing proprietary research into the European mid-market covering private equity funds between €100 million and €1 billion. This... read more


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Acanthus Capital Limited was established in 1998 and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
U.S. offerings are made through a Representative Agreement with Growth Capital Services, who are a member of FINRA and SIPC.