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 Chairman of The International Stock Exchange Group. 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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  • 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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  • 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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