PRIVATE EQUITY TEAM

PRIVATE EQUITY

PRIVATE EQUITY TEAM

  • BARRIE CLAPHAM

    BARRIE CLAPHAM

    CHAIRMAN

    Following his studies in law and economics at Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities, Barrie Clapham began his career developing businesses in oil and gas and property. He started Credential Holdings... Limited in 1982 and developed the business establishing a substantial property group with interests across the UK. Barrie has also grown businesses in other sectors and built up the largest automotive waste group in the UK, Credential Environmental Limited, which was sold in 2005. In 2006 Barrie founded Produce Investments which acquired Greenvale AP. Under Barrie’s chairmanship this business became the largest potato producer, packer and supplier in the UK as well as being the worlds largest daffodil producer. Barrie successfully floated Produce Investments in 2010 and sold the business in November 2018. Barrie also established two property funds with Toscafund. Together with Stephen Inglis, they established the Regional REIT business listed on the LSE in 2015. Regional REIT specialises in commercial UK real estate opportunities and currently has a Market Cap of over £400m. With nearly 50 years of business experience, Barrie brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise across many different sectors.

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  • FRANK BLIN

    DR FRANK BLIN CBE

    CO-DIRECTOR

    Frank has joined LSI as a Co-Director. Frank previously had a long (38 years) and successful career as one of PwC’s most senior leaders at home and abroad having been an insolvency, corporate finance... , and client service partner. Frank served on PwC’s UK Management Board, and was Head of the firms UK regional practice (£1bn revenue, 40 offices, 7,000 staff). Frank also held international leadership roles across PwC’s global network. Frank’s skills include extensive experience in private equity, debt arrangements, equity investing and managing business turnarounds. He has advised on numerous major deals covering a wide range of industries and sectors, ranging across corporate finance, corporate recovery and due diligence assignments. His extensive deal history has covered over 100 transactions worth in excess of £2bn in value across the UK and internationally. Frank has worked across a wide range of industry sectors as a trusted advisor to many public and private companies and has enjoyed a close working relationship with a number of high profile entrepreneurs. He enjoys mentoring high growth businesses and has a strong commercial focus with a sound understanding of business risk. Frank was also one of the co-initiators of the Entrepreneurial Exchange which nurtures emerging talent in Scotland.

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  • BARRY WOODS

    BARRY WOODS

    INVESTMENT DIRECTOR

    Barry brings a wealth of professional experience, having held key positions in a highly successful family office and in a FTSE 100 company. Barry was previously the Investment Director... at a family office where he managed the delivery of complex investment and asset management initiatives. These spanned across a range of opportunities in the UK, including single and multi-let industrials, offices and development sites. He also led the group’s operational expansion plans with the team growing from 4 to 12 people, across two offices over a 2-year period. Barry also worked as Lead Manager at Lloyds Banking Group’s CRE Business Support Unit. Barry helped to deliver exceptional value across a £4bn portfolio. In addition to working out impaired debt, Barry was integral in the design and management of innovative asset management platforms which covered commercial, hotel and residential assets.

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ADVISORY BOARD

  • STEPHEN INGLIS

    STEPHEN INGLIS BSc MRICS

    CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

    Stephen is the CEO of London and Scottish Property Investment Management (LSPIM). Stephen is a Chartered Surveyor with over 30 years’ experience in the UK Real Estate market, specialising... in investment and development. In 2013 and 2014 he jointly created two investment funds joint ventured with Toscafund and was instrumental in the listing of these as Regional REIT on the London Stock Exchange in November 2015. Stephen is CEO of Regional REIT, a member of the RICS since 2001 and a member of the Investment Property Forum.

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  • DEREK MCDONALD

    DEREK MCDONALD BA MCIBS

    MANAGING DIRECTOR of LSPIM

    Derek is Managing Director of LSPIM. Prior to joining LSPIM Derek spent 27 years at Bank of Scotland/Lloyds Banking Group in a variety of senior roles. Derek’s previous roles have seen him spend time... in Corporate Banking business in the USA, the UK Real Estate Joint Ventures business, the European Real Estate business, the UK Business Support Unit and the Irish Business Support Unit. Derek is also a consultant for REVCAP the Private Equity Real Estate business and brings a wealth of experience gained during his banking career.

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  • SARAH CAMPBELL

    SARAH CAMPBELL CA CTA

    FINANCE DIRECTOR

    Sarah is the Finance Director of LSPIM. Sarah qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor with PwC in Glasgow. Sarah advised on a number of complex restructuring transactions... for the Group before leaving PwC to join London and Scottish Investments (LSI) in 2007. Sarah left LSI in 2011 to work for Lenovo Electronics for 5 years before returning to LSI in 2015.

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  • ALISTAIR HEWITT

    ALISTAIR HEWITT

    HEAD OF CORPORATE FINANCE

    Alistair is head of Corporate Finance at LSI. Prior to this Alistair was with Bank of Scotland/Lloyds Banking Group for 27 years where he was responsible for managing the bank's equity investments... in its joint ventures portfolio. Alistair brings a detailed knowledge of funding structures (both debt and equity) as well as broad experience of managing investments throughout the business cycle.

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  • RACHEL CHRISTIE

    RACHEL CHRISTIE

    LEGAL COUNSEL

    Rachel is in house legal counsel at LSI having joined from Burness Paull, where she worked in the Banking and Funds team. During her time there, she regularly advised City firms, private equity... houses and other international clients in relation to complex fund structures and she also provided transactional advice to banks, other financial institutions and a variety of different borrowers in relation to a wide range of financings, regularly with an international dimension.

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IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT LSI PRIVATE EQUITY OR WISH TO SPEAK TO US ABOUT A POTENTIAL INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY, PLEASE CONTACT US ON:

Telephone: 0141 248 4155
Email: info@londonandscottishinvestments.com