A well-established UK SME Investor, specializes in equity investments to support the growth of businesses through development capital, management buyouts (MBOs), and equity release transactions.
Position Overview: Seeking an experienced and results-driven Investment Director to lead efforts within the UK SME market, with a specific focus on EIS and VCT investments. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in shaping our investment strategy and will be responsible for identifying, evaluating, and executing investment opportunities that align with our mission and objectives.
- Lead the investment strategy and portfolio management for UK SMEs, with a strong focus on companies eligible for EIS and VCT investments.
- Build and maintain a strong network within the UK SME ecosystem, connecting with entrepreneurs, advisors, and other stakeholders.
- Identify and assess investment opportunities, conduct due diligence, and negotiate investment terms.
- Collaborate with the investment team to structure and manage investments, monitoring portfolio companies' performance and providing strategic guidance.
- Ensure compliance with all relevant regulatory requirements pertaining to EIS and VCT investments.
- Contribute to the development and execution of fundraising activities for EIS and VCT funds.
- Stay updated on market trends, industry developments, and changes in legislation related to EIS and VCT programs.
To excel in this role, you should have the following qualifications and experience:
- A minimum of 5 years of relevant equity investment experience.
- A proven track record of successfully leading and managing equity deals.
- Experience working with and supporting the growth of SMEs.
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
- Strong analytical, financial, and commercial acumen.
- Ambition to develop and manage a portfolio of investments.
Ideally, you are currently an Investment Director at a lower mid-market firm, specializing in equity investments for growing businesses and actively engaging with SMEs at the board level. This opportunity offers significant responsibility and autonomy for those seeking to enhance their investment portfolio.