We invest more than finance in the businesses we back. Our approach is based on strong partnerships with management teams, built on mutual trust, respect and collaboration. We always offer management material equity stakes alongside our own.
Targeting only 1-2 investments per year, the team and the Expert Panel are fully committed to every company, offering support, guidance and backing for long term, sustainable growth.
Market-leading interest rates to support businesses.
We consider diverse opportunities and pursue innovative solutions.
Zed always invests with management – our interests are aligned.
Our ongoing support empowers the teams we back.
We work with management to build trust and empathy.
We are straightforward, transparent and honest.
Tight investment team backed by a network of experts and leaders.
We perform rapid, accurate assessments of complex issues.
We invest in a very small number of businesses each year, applying rigorous criteria and offering genuine commitment to the teams we back.
Given the breadth of our expertise, we are not fazed by challenging circumstances – we will work with management to identify the root of issues, find workable solutions and build robust plans for sustainable value growth where others will not.
Sweet spot Day 1 investment cheque.
Target number of investments annually.
Identifiable asset base for loan security.
We back people, not just businesses.
We are a very tight knit investment team, with a diverse range of complementary skills across restructuring and recovery, M&A, law and business management. Our approach is straightforward and honest and the culture of collaboration and partnership is crucial to us, from diligence through to exit. We build personal relationships before investing – these form the bedrock of our ongoing interactions with management. We are never replaced by unidentified portfolio teams post-transaction.
As a small team, we are nimble in our approach, rapid in our assessments and can react with flexibility at all times.
Peter was a chartered accountant and insolvency practitioner who founded one of the leading recovery practices before selling to a quoted vehicle in 2001.
More recently, Peter was involved in the restructuring of a private office PE fund, protecting and enhancing the value of assets that were in significant distress. He has extensive contacts within both the investing and recovery communities and a prominent entrepreneurial reputation.
Harry is a chartered accountant with broad experience across restructuring and corporate finance. He joined Zed Capital from DC Advisory where he was an Associate Director in the M&A team, focussing on B2B and technology related services companies. Prior to this, Harry spent four years working in KPMG’s UK Restructuring team. His professional experience has been highly international with extended periods in USA, Hong Kong, Oman, South Africa, India and Europe.
Gareth is a lawyer who had been global head of corporate for Pinsent Masons LLP for 12 years before leaving in 2017.
He has been prominent as an advisor to Boards and CEOs in a range of public (predominantly FTSE 250), private and entrepreneurial companies on their strategy and wider business issues.
Since then he has acted as a non-exec on a FTSE 100 board and many other small cap entities.
We are proud to work alongside an outstanding group of highly accomplished industry professionals, spanning sectors and disciplines. The Panel members share our relationship-led approach to investing, offering support and mentoring in our portfolio companies as either non-executive directors or chairmen.
All have experience of executive and non-executive positions in businesses of relevant scale. Their combination of skills, network and knowledge is a core element of Zed Capital’s value proposition
We are always delighted to discuss potential opportunities with management teams or advisors. In instances where we are not able to offer the right solution, we will always be ready and willing to offer an independent perspective and impartial advice to management teams.
If you have any questions or would like to speak to us, please send a message to the team using the email addresses provided above.