Committed Capital

Committed Capital was first formed in 2002, the team specialises in investing in and providing corporate finance advice to fast growing companies. Committed Capital typically invest from £1 million to £5 million in promising businesses and have advised companies on a range of transactions up to £25 million.

Committed Capital’s investment methodology is based on the principle of unlocking and accelerating profitable growth in portfolio companies. In analysing potential investee businesses, Committed Capital seek rapid growth in the underlying market as well as a technology and business designed to benefit from this growth. Committed Capital’s investee companies must have a clear and compelling proposition, be fully formed and have strong management. Committed Capital are attracted by companies poised to grow rapidly with the infusion of equity and expertise. These factors are established during an exhaustive due diligence process.

The Committed Capital Investment Team has a proven track record of working with fast-growing smaller companies to create value for shareholders through careful investment selection, rigorous investment due diligence, efficient transaction execution and providing investee companies with ongoing hands-on support.

Tim Steel – Chairman

Tim was Vice Chairman of Cazenove until early 2010 when he stepped down to pursue a portfolio career and work more closely with smaller developing businesses. He joined Cazenove in 1980 from Robert Fleming and became a partner in 1982. In 1983 he moved to New York as President of Cazenove Inc. He returned to the UK in 1989 and became Head of Institutional Broking in 1991. He was appointed Managing Director of Cazenove Fund Management Limited in February 2000 and subsequently became Chairman in April 2001. He was appointed to the main Board of Cazenove Group plc in March 2001.

Tim holds and Honours Degree in Philosophy and Law from Cambridge University.

Steve Harris – CEO

Steve is CEO of Committed Capital and has spent over 20 years in investment and corporate development acting on takeovers, strategic alliances and fund raisings both as principal and agent.

Initially a Corporate Financier at HSBC, Steve became a Director in the Corporate Finance Department of Société Générale in London.

Later, as Head of Mergers and Acquisitions at PA Consulting, Steve developed the firm’s propositions in relation to post merger integration and joint ventures.

In the early years of the internet, Steve was Investment Director at antfactory, a start up internet incubator, which grew to become one of the UK’s leading internet investment vehicles with a $600m technology-focused private equity fund. He was also Finance Director of its investment banking division.

Steve holds an MBA from London Business School and a BA Hons in Modern History. Steve attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and was an officer in the British Army.

Else Thomson – Financial Controller

After qualifying as a chartered accountant with PWC, Else worked in the London corporate finance departments of Handelsbanken and then Islandsbanki, predominantly advising companies in the TMT and healthcare areas.

Else holds an Honours Degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and is a Chartered Accountant.

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