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. He is a very active angel investor. He is Non-Executive Chairman of FinnCap, the stockbroker and a Member of the Advisory Board for the £3.1bn UK Regional Growth Fund.
Mark is one of the three founding members, alongside Jon and Nick.
Prior to establishing Better Capital he was a partner at BDO, responsible for the private equity advisory business. He also developed the property finance practice and led an integrated approach to providing corporate finance and business recovery advice.
Before joining BDO, Mark was a partner at Clark Whitehill. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Coopers & Lybrand.
Nick Sanders is Head of Portfolio.
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.
Daniel is an experienced chief executive with many years on boards in the UK, Germany and the US.
Following several years maintaining and running chemical and specialty film plants for ICI plc in the UK, Daniel joined Arthur D Little and undertook strategic and technology assignments for many leading chemicals and materials businesses worldwide. He then joined Caradon plc (later Novar plc) and was responsible for major M&A and for leading the integration of a major German acquisition. This culminated in appointment as CEO of Novar’s Intelligent Building Systems Division and joining the Novar plc Board. Following Novar’s acquisition by Honeywell, Daniel took on the turnaround of Fiberweb, a struggling and highly-leveraged nonwovens producer with 16 plants in 13 countries. Daniel led the business through a successful demerger and listing on the LSE, with substantial restructuring and strategic reorientation, creating margin growth and reducing debt achieved through major capital investment and productivity improvement. Fiberweb plc was successfully sold at the end of 2013.
Daniel holds an engineering degree from Cambridge University.
Thierry is an Operating Partner within the portfolio team and chairs the boards of Omnico and Santia.
Thierry has significant pan-European turnaround experience. Before joining Better Capital he held a number of European sales and marketing positions with Valeo and Kodak before moving into general management roles across Europe and Asia with Ingersoll Rand. He ran the European businesses of CompAir and following the sale to Gardner Denver he became president of their EMEA Industrial Compressor group.
Thierry holds a masters in Engineering (INSA Lyon) and an MBA from HEC (France), is fluent in French and speaks German.
Rob joined Better Capital shortly after its formation in January 2010 and leads the transacting team.
Prior to this he was an M&A advisor specialising in restructuring transactions and accelerated processes of distressed businesses.
Previous experience includes BDO Corporate Finance, a specialist M&A boutique and Lloyds Banking Group. Rob is a Durham University graduate and qualified accountant.
Andy joined Better Capital in January 2014 from the Business Restructuring department of PwC.
He's a chartered accountant, is JIEB qualified and a graduate of York University.
Tom joined Better Capital in September 2011.
He read Economics and Finance at the University of Bristol in 2005 and trained at PwC where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2008. Following this Tom transferred to the Transaction Services department at PwC where he provided financial due diligence advice for a range of Private Equity and Corporate clients.
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.
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.
Jan joined Better Capital in July 2013 and works in the transacting team. He is also helping to establish Better Capital’s presence in Germany.
Prior to joining Better Capital, he gained experience in investment banking, private equity and restructuring at various firms including Altium Capital and PwC. He also worked as assistant to the CEO for a PE-backed business in Germany.
Jan holds a Masters in Management (Distinction) from London Business School and a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Mannheim.
Scott has established Better Capital in Germany and is Chairing the business.
He is also non-executive Chairman of Gardeur, a German clothing manufacturer and Investment Committee Chairman at Capcellence, a German private equity firm.
Formerly a partner of Alchemy Partners and a director of Samuel Montagu. He has led numerous equity and debt financings in the UK and German speaking Europe. He is also an experienced board member, with non-executive roles at CPL Industries, JDR Cables, Masstock Arable, Avebury Taverns and TCG.
Ben joined Better Capital in April 2014 and leads the German operations and the Munich office.
Prior to this he was with Orlando Management, a private equity group focusing on special situations in the German speaking region, and the advisory department of Goldman Sachs in Frankfurt.
Ben holds a doctoral degree from Technische Universität München (TUM), an M.B.A. from Katz Graduate School of Business (University of Pittsburgh) and diploma of ebs (European Business School / Oestrich-Winkel).
Bonnie sits in the portfolio team and is also responsible for investor relations.
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.
Sei joined Better Capital in February 2013 and works with both the portfolio and transacting teams.
She holds an MBA from Cass Business School and read Information Management at UCL.
Sei has a background in organisational development and has provided post M&A integration advice to clients in the UK and South Korea.
Before joining Better Capital, Richard was Head of Restructuring and Insolvency to the Pension Protection Fund (“the PPF”). He held this position from the PPF's inception, through to July 2013, by which time he had recovered £1.5 billion for its levy payers.
Until he joined the PPF he advised Government Ministers on UK, European and international insolvency policy; for example he worked on the Pension's bill (now Act 2004) and he was the UK expert on the Insolvency Law Working Group at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (“UNCITRAL”). Before that, amongst other things, he was an Official Receiver and a manager in the insolvency/recovery practice of a major international firm of accountants.
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.
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.
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.