UK & European Capital Committee

The UK & European Capital Committee represents the interests of the BVCA’s mid-market members who invest primarily in mid-market deals, including buyouts, buy-ins and growth capital. Our objective is to facilitate open and effective communication between the BVCA and its member firms and to proactively support the BVCA in engaging with Government and other external stakeholders.

The terms of reference for our Council, Committees and Advisory Groups are included in the BVCA Governance Handbook. The Handbook provides directors, members and employees of the BVCA with a summary of our governance structure and supplements the Articles of Association.

Activities and Committee Members


  • Representing the interests of this segment of the BVCA’s membership when liaising with Government, regulatory authorities or other parties
  • Campaigning for a range of tax reliefs to be extended to private equity/venture capital-backed companies as they impact these sizes of transactions
  • Monitoring, influencing and responding to Government policies and other initiatives that affect the mid-market
  • Communicating with and/or advising the BVCA's Technical Committees on matters that affect this segment of the industry
  • Conducting or recommending research, training, communications activity or events that the BVCA should undertake to support this segment of the membership

Committee Members

David Burns, Chair
Phoenix Equity Partners

Adam Holloway,

Adrian Yurkwich,
Silverfleet Capital                

Aidan Robson,
Endless LLP                

Andrew Hayden,
Sovereign Capital                

Andy Gray,
Graphite Capital

Christian Fellowes,
GHO Capital Partners LLP

Florencia Kassai, 

Ian Wood,

Jonathan Brod,
Next Wave Partners

Matt Newbold,

Pete Wilson,

Philip Shapiro,
Synova Capital LLP

Prem Mohan Raj, 
North Edge Capital

Sean Dinnen,

Steven Whitaker,
Equistone Partners Europe

Tom Wrenn,

Zoe Clements,
Palatine Private Equity