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MANAGING DIRECTOR, THE CARLYLE GROUP
Fernando Chueca is a Managing Director with Carlyle Europe Technology Partners focusing on buyouts, growth capital and strategic minority investments throughout Europe in the technology, telecommunications, software and business services sectors. Mr. Chueca is based in London.
Fernando holds an M.Sc. in electrical engineering from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain.
Fernando is a member of the Board of Directors of Itconic (formerly Telvent Global Services), Expereo, ITRS Group, and Nature Delivered (Graze), and was formerly on the Board of Directors of Arsys Internet S.L., Bigmouthmedia GmbH and FRS Global.
PARTNER, WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI
Daniel Glazer leads the US Expansion group at the Silicon Valley-headquartered law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. He divides his time between London and NYC, assisting technology-driven UK companies with US expansion and with US fundraising, commercial and exit transactions.
Dan is a Tech City UK Fellow and worked with Tech City UK to develop a comprehensive US expansion and fundraising online resource for UK tech companies. He also collaborated with the US Department of Commerce to develop its "SelectUSA Tech" initiative to assist non-US technology companies with US expansion.
The American Lawyer has honored Dan as its “Transatlantic Innovator of the Year” and Tech City News named him one of the London tech community’s top "International Connectors.”
DIRECTOR GENERAL, BVCA
Tim Hames is the Director General of the BVCA. He started his professional career as a Lecturer in Politics at Oxford University where he obtained a doctorate and specialised in American and British Government. He became a journalist at The Times assuming the roles of Assistant Editor, chief leader writer and columnist. He regularly edited the newspaper as a whole between 2006 and 2008 as part of his duties. He has also served as Special Adviser to the Speaker of the House of Commons in 2009-2010. He is an Honorary Visiting Fellow at De Montfort University and a Fellow of the Institute of Travel and Tourism.
HEAD OF GROWTH CAPITAL, SANTANDER CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL BANKING
After graduating in Modern Languages & European Economics, Darren joined NatWest where ultimately he co-founded their last mezzanine fund in the late 1990’s. Since then, Darren has led mezzanine businesses at Legal & General Ventures and Barclays, giving him nearly 20 years experience in subordinated debt and a high profile in the market. He is a regular speaker at international conferences on the mezzanine asset class.
Darren has worked in credit risk as well as on the front line and his roles have spanned origination, debt and equity structuring, distribution, portfolio fund management, workouts and risk strategy, both in the UK and across Europe. The common theme is partnering with entrepreneurial management teams and investors in expanding businesses, from SME’s mid corporates.
Darren was invited to join Santander in 2011 to create and lead the Bank’s Growth Capital proposition which is aimed at supporting high growth SME’s though development capital and M&A projects. To date, the team has completed over 90 investments, supporting over 70 businesses who are in the process of creating nearly 4,000 new jobs through their growth. Total new debt facilities committed through the programme now exceed £250m.
PARTNER, CHARLES RUSSELL SPEECHLYS
Malcolm MacDougall is a corporate lawyer specialising in private equity and mergers & acquisitions.
His experience includes a wide range of both UK and cross-border M&A and private equity work including acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, reorganisations, private equity investments and exits.
Malcolm heads up the wider Private Equity team at Charles Russell Speechlys, who advise on all aspects of private equity transactions including MBOs, MBIs, buy-and-builds, secondary buy-outs and exits. As a firm, we have an unusually broad range of skills and experience across the full spectrum of business and personal needs, which enables the team to originate deals and refer transactions to Private Equity houses.
MANAGING PARTNER, V | T CAPITAL
Nazo Moosa has spent 20+ years in the technology sector with the past eighteen years as an investor.
She is the Managing Partner of v|t partners, a specialist technology growth capital fund. Prior to v|t, she helped to launch C5 Capital, Europe’s first cybersecurity fund. Nazo began investing in technology buyouts with the first European tech fund of The Carlyle Group in 2000.
She currently serves as Senior Strategic Partner at Paladin Capital Group and on the Investment Committee of RTF, a GCC focussed venture fund. Outside her investment duties, Nazo has served on a number of public sector boards including The Charity Commission and Arts Council England.
Nazo has a Bachelors Degree in International Economics from UCLA and an MBA from Columbia University.
MANAGING PARTNER, SCOTTISH EQUITY PARTNERS
Calum Paterson is Managing Partner of Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) and has worked in venture capital for more than 25 years.
SEP is a leading late-stage venture/growth capital investor in high-growth technology companies in the UK and other European countries.
Calum led SEP since its formation in 2000 and has overseen its development into one of Europe’s leading firms.
He has been closely involved in many of SEP’s most notable investments including online travel company Skyscanner, where he was a member of the board of directors and led its $2 billion exit at the end of 2016.
GENERAL PARTNER, TCV
John leads TCV’s European investment efforts with a focus on the software, fintech, and internet sectors. He currently serves on the boards of Believe, Elevate (NYSE: ELVT), NewVoiceMedia, Retail Merchant Services, tastyworks, and WorldRemit. He was also actively involved in TCV’s investments including Automated Trading Desk (acquired by Citigroup), Brillen.de, Capella Education Company (NASDAQ: CPLA), FinancialForce, FX Alliance (acquired by Thomson Reuters), Interactive Brokers (NASDAQ: IBKR), Orbitz (NASDAQ: OWW), Spotify, and Thinkorswim (acquired by Investools).
John joined TCV in 2000, having previously worked as a business development manager at Della.com. He started his career as an investment banking analyst at Robertson Stephens in San Francisco.
John received a B.A. in Economics and Politics from Princeton University.
DIRECTOR, GENERATION GROWTH EQUITY
Matt Taylor leads the value creation and operating activities for Generation’s Growth Equity fund. This includes advising companies across all aspects of strategy, including sales and marketing, operations and manufacturing, international expansions, partnerships and M&A.
Prior to Generation, Matt was a Partner with Bain & Co., predominantly focused on strategy development and organisational effectiveness for industrial companies. Matt led engagements across Europe, Asia, North America and Australasia.
He has a first class honours degree in Human Sciences from Magdalen College, Oxford.