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 has over 25 years’ experience in private equity on both the buy and sell side, having been a limited partner before founding Acanthus in 1998. During his career, Armando has advised general partners, limited partners and financial institutions from the UK, US and Continental Europe in fund structuring, placement, and fundraising strategy. His previous experience includes the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Telesis and Bain & Company.
Wilf has ten years of experience in the private equity and investment banking industries. At Acanthus, Wilf is involved in advising general partners, limited partners and financial institutions from the UK, US and Continental Europe in fund inception, structuring, placement, strategy and investor relations. His previous experience includes Jeffries and LongAcre Partners.
Jake has over seven years’ experience in private equity and investment banking. At Acanthus, he leads advisory mandates and fundraising projects across Europe. Jake is focused on project management and distribution, and leads investor coverage in Scandinavia and Switzerland. His previous experience includes Jeffries, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Pension Corp.
At Acanthus, Rachel leads advisory mandates and fundraising projects across the UK and Continental Europe. Rachel is focused on project management and distribution, and leads investor coverage in the UK and US. Her previous experience includes Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, and working for a Shadow Secretary of State.
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 supporting investor coverage. His previous experience includes internships at JO Hambro Investment Management, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan.
Satpal has over 25 years’ experience working in retail, publishing, motor trade, healthcare and professional consultancy. Satpal is responsible for operations at Acanthus, including office management, IT systems, client relations, finance assistance and compliance. Her previous experience includes Addison & Associates.
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. Her previous experience includes Grant Thornton, NM Rothschild & Sons, Legal and General Ventures and GNI Fund Management Ltd.
Non Executive Partner
Dermot has over 20 years’ investment banking experience in private placement, capital markets, restructuring and mergers & acquisitions with a focus on raising mid-market private equity funds. His previous experience includes Hawkpoint, JO Hambro Magan & Company, Samuel Montagu & Company and Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
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 clients’ businesses 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
10-12 Blandford Street
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7317 5850
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7317 5851
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.