Andrew and Alex have been working together for over 10 years and between them can handle all aspects of any transactions. In addition to that the Welbeck Corporate Development Team assists sponsors and management teams with debt and equity capital raises, transaction structuring and M&A. Andrew and Alex work in tandem with a pool of experienced consultants, assisting with debt and equity fundraising paired with management/sponsor teams for transactional support. The team benefits from their many years experience across disciplines and sectors.

Alex Hambro

Alex has been active in the growth company investment sector for 30 years. During this time, he has acted as a principal investor, manager and sponsor of private equity and venture capital management teams as well as making direct personal investments. During the 1990’s, Alex managed the venture capital and private equity fund investment portfolio for Hambros plc prior to establishing his own business in the early 2000’s. As well as his Welbeck activities, Alex is currently Chairman of Judges Scientific plc, an AIM listed scientific instrumentation group; OTAQ plc, a marine technology and aquaculture company, IWP (Independent Wealth Planners), one of the UK’s largest IFA consolidators, Falanx Group, an AIM listed cyber security services company and a Non-Executive Director of Octopus Apollo VCT plc.

Andrew Fearon

Prior to 2000, Andrew was a corporate solicitor and for the last 20 years he has been actively involved with public and private companies. He was involved in running an Alternative Investment Market (AIM) company between 2002-2005 and has also worked as director and investor within several private companies. He specialises in structuring transactions that facilitate investment using convertible and other debt instruments. Andrew is a director of a number of investment businesses and buy and build businesses. More recently Andrew has launched two buy and builds in the wealth sector. IWP (Independent Wealth Planners) and Titan Wealth.

Dylan Smith

Dylan is currently an Associate at Welbeck Ventures working on executing buy-and-build strategies across a number of industries. Dylan works with portfolio companies raising debt and equity and helps execute the M&A strategy. Dylan joins from SME Capital where he was an Associate working in Private Debt and Capital Markets.