IW Capital offers investment opportunities in growing UK companies
IW Capital focuses on originating, structuring, leading and managing investment 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 100 years of collective experience in SME investment, IW Capital is renowned for its leading expertise in structuring and delivering growth funding to SMEs. Our investment portfolio is actively managed, providing investors with regular in-depth reports on progress of the investee companies.
Meet the IW Capital Team
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 over £100m investment into Britain’s SME landscape through the EIS.
Tariq advises his vast network of High Net Worth Individuals, Wealth Managers and IFAs on their SME investments in both the equity and debt arenas; he is responsible for hundreds of millions of pounds being invested into UK SMEs. Alongside this, Tariq leads the day-to-day running of the business alongside sitting on the investment committee.
Tariq holds a BSc degree in Economics from the University of Reading, the Investment Advice Diploma and is a Chartered Member of the CISI.
Director and Head of Investment
Alan brings a wealth of private equity knowledge and experience 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.
Alan sits on the Board of a number of other investments, working closely with the management teams, and is also the Chair of IWC’s Investment Committee, which appraises all investment opportunities.
Investment Committee Member
Jasper is a partner at Ekins Guinness, a fund management and investment research firm. He has over 20 years experience in Investment Banking having established and managed JPMorgan’s Global Inflation trading business which assisted clients in hedging and managing liabilities.
He was also a member of the Fixed Income Management Committee. Jasper read Engineering and Management Studies at St Catharine’s College Cambridge, and holds the Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma.
Investment Committee Member
Toby is a partner at Acuity Investments LLP, a private equity fund focussed on financial services investments. He sits on the board of four companies. He has thirteen years’ experience in private equity at Acuity and previously at Bregal Capital LLP.
His earlier career was spent in both strategy and finance roles at a variety of UK retail financial institutions. Toby has an MBA from the Tuck School, Dartmouth College and a BSc from the University of Warwick.
Major General Walter Courage, CB, MBE
Walter is a director and one of the founding members of The Risk Advisory Group plc. His career was spent in the army, which he joined from The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1961.
He is a Transatlantic Board Member of British American Business Inc, a trustee of Shotover Estate, Director of Courage Underwriting Limited and a Director of Weee Systems Limited, He is an investor in upwards of 20 start up companies, chairing one of them and actively involved in others.
Senior Investment Director
David is a private equity Investment Director with over 20 years’ experience in venture, seed and scale-up investing. David has a demonstrable track record of investing in a range of sectors including software, media and consumer technologies, marketplaces, SAAS and business services. David has extensive board experience helping the founders he has backed to achieve their goals. David was previously Investor Director at Edge Investments and Elderstreet Investments. Prior to working in venture capital David worked for ten years in corporate finance and strategy consulting at Deloitte and KPMG.
Christopher has over 10 years experience of working in the private and public equity markets. The last 5 years have been focused on providing funding and managing equity/debt investments into UK SMEs from HNWs and Family offices.
He has been responsible for sourcing, transacting and managing private equity investments into tech, healthcare and education sectors along with property developments.
Alex has over 12 years of investment experience with a key role in sourcing, investing, and managing new businesses and technologies.
Prior to joining IW Capital, he spent a number of years managing investments for UK Private Equity and Venture Capital funds, building comprehensive strategies for global SMEs, and managing a portfolio of large infrastructure investments in Latin America.
Alex is an Engineer and a City University of London MBA Graduate with a concentration in investment management.
Isobel has over 4 years experience in the private equity markets having previously worked at an active regional fund manager. This focused on investing in high growth SME’s in the UK and working with management teams through to exit.
Isobel holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Warwick, a Certificate in Corporate Finance and is an Associate member of the CISI.
Michael is an accomplished small cap private equity professional with 8 years’ experience within the tax efficient space. Michael works closely with High Net Worth individuals, Sophisticated investors, IFA’s and intermediary clients to help them invest in private companies.
Michael holds a BA (Hons) degree in leisure business and sports management from Cardiff University and is a member of the CISI.
Matthew arrived at IW with over a decade of experience in corporate and SME funding activities – to which he has been successful in securing fundraising totalling over £12m in sectors ranging from Real Estate to Energy. His early career began in the City of London in Sales & Broking FTSE 100, blue-chip main market equities and quoted securities.
Head of Client Services
Chloe is Head of Client Services at IW Capital. With a BSC (Hons) degree in Psychology from the University of Leicester and over 6 years’ experience in Financial Services, Chloe excels in leading teams and managing client relationships within the Private Wealth sector. At IW Capital, she is committed to delivering exceptional service and prompt support to ensure clients receive the utmost quality care.
Dipesh is part of the Client Services team, where he ensures that client’s needs and enquiries are dealt with as high priority and in a prompt and effective manner. He previously worked in executive search with a focus on financial services in emerging and frontier markets.
Head of Marketing and Communications
Nisa has over eight years of experience working in Private Equity, having worked within Marketing at Permira and Bridgepoint prior to joining IW Capital.
Nisa holds a BSc Anthropology degree from University College London, and a Diploma in Professional Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Office Assistant and PA to Tariq Attia, Director
Ellie assists in all aspects of administration as well as ensuring the office runs smoothly. She also offers a range of support to our Director, Tariq Attia. Ellie holds a BA (Hons) degree from Nottingham Trent University.
PA to CEO
Lauren brings over 10 years of administrative experience. She supports Luke with her expertise in day-to-day diary management, organising travel arrangement and support in various projects.