The Better Capital Team

Experienced and proven turnaround investment professionals

  • Jon Moulton // Founder

    Jon Moulton

    Jon has long experience of turnarounds, having invested in them for 30 years and with considerable success.  Jon operates from Guernsey where he chairs the investing entities which use Better Capital LLP as their consultant.

    Jon is a Chartered Accountant, a CF and a Fellow of the Institute for Turnaround Professionals.  Former Managing Partner of Alchemy, Jon also previously worked with Citicorp Venture Capital in New York and London, Permira and Apax.

    Jon is a trustee of the UK Stem Cell Foundation, Non-Executive Chairman of FinnCap, the stockbroker, and of the Channel Islands Securities Exchange.  He is a director of a number of private companies and a very active angel investor.

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  • Simon Pilling // CEO

    Simon Pilling

    Simon is Chief Executive at Better Capital.

    He has a business and technology outsourcing services background and has managed substantial businesses across both public and private sectors.

    Simon was formerly Chief Operating Officer of Capita PLC, a FTSE 100 company, where he oversaw the operations and financial performance of the businesses. Prior to joining the Board in 2006, in addition to his Divisional Management role, Simon also held executive responsibility for delivering the London Congestion Charging Scheme and establishing the India offshore business for Capita. 

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  • Nick Sanders // Operating Partner

    Nick Sanders

    Nick Sanders is an Operating Partner.

    An engineer by qualification he spent his early career in the Aerospace industry initially with Rolls-Royce and then Lucas Aerospace.  He joined CompAir as CEO in 2002 and led the buyout of the business with the backing of Alchemy Partners.  He oversaw a major turnaround in the business with a loss of £19m p.a. being turned in to a profit of £18m p.a. over five years.

    The business was voted Private Equity Company Turnaround of the year 2006.  Purchased for a nominal sum the business was sold for over £200m in 2008 to a US competitor.

    Nick was interim CEO of Deloro Stellite (a Duke Street investment) immediately before joining Better Capital.

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  • Peter Mottershead // Operating Partner

    Peter Mottershead

    Peter joined Better Capital as an Operating Partner in October 2014.

    He is a Chartered Engineer by background. Peter has spent his career within the Technology and Manufacturing sectors. His most recent executive appointments were as Chief Executive of Anglian Home Improvements Group Ltd and prior to that Industrial Control Services Group PLC, both companies that underwent significant business improvement programs resulting in a significant increase in stakeholder benefit and value. He has also more recently been involved in a number of other businesses as Non-Executive Chairman.

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  • Chris Horobin // Operating Partner

    Chris joined Better Capital as an Operating Partner in September 2015.

    Prior to joining Better Capital, Chris worked as a chief executive and omni-channel consultant advising on turnaround and growth strategies. From 2007 to 2011, he was Chief Executive of QVC Japan where he successfully managed the turnaround of the business. Prior to QVC Japan, Chris held a variety of roles in the retail sector including co-founding a TV and internet shopping business from 2001 to 2006 and working as head of operations of W H Smith from 1997 to 1999.

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  • Rob Asplin // Managing Director

    Rob Asplin

    Rob joined Better Capital shortly after its formation in January 2010 and leads the transacting team.

    Prior to this he was a Corporate Finance advisor latterly specialising in restructuring transactions and providing M&A advice to underperforming businesses. 

    Previous experience includes BDO CF, a specialist M&A boutique and Lloyds Banking Group.

    Rob is a chartered accountant and Durham University graduate.

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  • Ben Newton // Director

    Ben Newton

    Ben joined the transacting team in March 2013.

    He has a background in M&A Advisory and joined from Lincoln International, where he specialised in mid-market transactions.

    Ben qualified as a chartered accountant at KPMG and is a Manchester University graduate.

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  • Richard Leighton // Assistant Director

    Richard Leighton

    Richard joined Better Capital in April 2013.

    Prior to this he had worked in the Transaction Services team at Deloitte since 2008, advising clients on a broad range of transactions across various sectors. 

    Richard is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a degree in Economics from the London School of Economics.

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  • Bonnie Kraus // Director of Finance and Investor Relations

    Bonnie Kraus

    Bonnie is responsible for finance and investor relations in Better Capital.

    Prior to joining Better Capital Bonnie advised a range of clients, including corporates, private equity houses and banks on acquisitions and disposals initially at Arthur Andersen and latterly at BDO.  She worked in both corporate finance and transaction services teams and developed a particular focus on real estate finance and distressed M&A.  

    Bonnie read Economics at UCL and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen.  

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  • Peter Soliman // Legal Consultant

    Peter Soliman

    Peter is a consultant in-house legal counsel.

    He is a dual-qualified solicitor (Australia / England & Wales) and since 2001 has been advising on the many aspects of corporate restructurings, workouts, insolvency and distressed M&A in connection with underperforming and financially distressed businesses.

    Prior to joining Better Capital, Peter had worked with leading City of London law firms, CMS Cameron McKenna and Pinsent Masons. He now consults to the Better Capital Funds and their portfolio businesses.

    Peter graduated with bachelor’s degrees in accountancy and in law and holds a master’s degree from the University of New South Wales. He is also a Chartered Company Secretary with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators.

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  • Gerard Lloyd // Advisory Board Member - Legal

    Gerard Lloyd

    Gerard Lloyd is a Solicitor and holds a degree in accountancy and law from the University of Wales (Cardiff).

    From 2001 to April 2009, he was Head of Legal at SVG Capital plc, a UK quoted investment trust which is a private equity investor and fund management and advisory business. Between 1993 and 2001, he was the legal director at Schroder Ventures Holdings Limited where he was responsible for all legal matters relating to the structuring and formation of Schroder Ventures funds. Previously he was Company Secretary at Parker Pen - a Jon Moulton led turnaround.

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  • Chris Morris // Advisory Board Member - Finance

    Chris Morris

    Chris Morris is a Chartered Accountant and holds a degree in accountancy and economics from the University of Wales (Cardiff)

    From 2001 to April 2009, he was Head of Finance and latterly Head of Corporate Finance at SVG Capital plc, a UK quoted investment trust which is a private equity investor and fund management and advisory business. In 1988, Chris joined Schroder Ventures Holdings Limited, London, in a financial reporting and fund structuring role. He was appointed Finance Director in 1996.

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