About us

About us


IW Capital is a private investment house offering both senior debt and tax-efficient equity investment opportunities into scaling SMEs with immense growth potential

IW Capital focuses on originating, structuring, managing and leading tax-efficient investment and senior debt opportunities for our expansive network of high net-worth individuals, ultra-high net-worth individuals, family offices, wealth managers and IFAs. With an executive team boasting over 50 years’ collective experience in SME investment, IW Capital is renowned for its leading expertise in tax-efficient equity investment and providing debt funding to SMEs.


Meet the IW Capital Team

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Luke Davis – CEO
Luke has been fully immersed in the SME and private equity sectors throughout his career. As well as founding IW Capital in 2011, Luke is also the Co-founder of Crowdfinders which champions private investment into high-growth businesses. During his time in charge of IW Capital, Luke has helped facilitate hundreds of millions of pounds worth of investment into Britain’s SME landscape through the EIS.

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Tariq Attia – Director
Tariq advises clients on their tax-efficient investments and has personally raised tens of millions of pounds for some of the UK’s leading SMEs. Tariq holds a BSc degree in Economics from the University of Reading and the Investment Advice Diploma.

Alan Armstrong – Head of Investment
Alan brings a wealth of private equity knowledge to IW Capital. Having excelled as both a private equity professional and an owner manager of a private equity backed business, Alan understands the needs of both businesses and investors.

Mark Cameron – Head of Debt Transactions
Mark is an ACIB qualified & FCA registered credit professional with extensive retail and corporate credit experience. With over 20 years working experience in established banks, Mark specialises in cash flow based lending to SMEs specifically to support asset purchases, refinancing and most particularly acquisition financing (MBOs, MBIs).

Tim Lawrence – Investment Director
Tim brings over 25 years’ experience in venture capital investment to the IW Capital team. His previous work ranges from the management of early stage investments to alternative financial assets and growth capital businesses

Mercedes Beck – Executive Assistant to the CEO and Office Manager
Mercedes studied at the University of the West of England and has gained valuable experience across various sectors since leaving. Her roles at IW are to support the CEO, as well as ensuring the smooth and effective running of the office, as Office Manager.

Jess Hargreaves – Client Services
Since graduating from Victoria University of Wellington, Jess has gained experience in financial services administration, project management and training. She assists the team and clients with all administrative aspects of the business.

Jack McCarthy – Investor Relations
Jack specialises in debt and equity fundraising for high growth SME’s in the UK. As part of his role, Jack works with a mixture of HNWI’s, family offices and financial institutions. Jack holds a degree in BSc Economics from the University of Liverpool in addition to the Investment Advice Diploma.

Lainey Sheridan-Young – Head of Fashion, Branding & Retail
With a wealth of hands-on experience in the fashion, retail and lifestyle industries, Lainey provides strategic and practical advice on investments within these sectors. Post investment, she acts as a valuable link between business owners and IW Capital.

Henri Songeur – Investment Analyst
Henri has over 5 years of experience in SME funding, helping early stage enterprises to hit their growth targets. Working on deal structuring and deal origination, he is also an active voice in the investment community. Henri has previous experience in fintech and has worked on several start-ups (consumer services).

Jamie Telkman – Investment Analyst – Debt Transactions
Jamie works on structuring the debt transactions originated by IW Capital, having previously worked in the credit function for an SME lender in the alternative finance industry. Jamie holds a Bsc degree in Biomedical Science and is currently a candidate in the CFA Program.

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Nick Salisbury – Investor Relations
Nick has spent much of his career helping UK SME’s grow from concept and pre-profit stages through to full profitably via early stage funding within the EIS.  Nick brings a wealth of experience from within the UK leisure market, and holds a BSc from King’s College London’s school of Medicine.

What Defines IW Capital

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POWER OF THE GROUP

We combine the interests of individual investors to create exciting opportunities for our clients.

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WE BELIEVE IN CHOICE

All opportunities are presented to our clients but investors choose which businesses are right for them.

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WE DO OUR HOMEWORK

IW adopts a rigorous approach to assessment and due diligence prior to the investment.

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PROVEN TRACK RECORD

The IW executive team has over 40 years of expert business experience.

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THERE FOR EVERY STEP

IW professionally manages the whole process, through to exit, on behalf of the investor.