sEISmic Opportunities Fund

STRUCTUREFund
MIN. INVESTMENT£25,000
SECTORGeneralist
CLOSING DATEEvergreen
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Summary

We are at the early stages of the next economic revolution. Rapid advancements in a wide range of technologies are delivering real possibilities for fundamental transformations of major industries, where sustainable and superior products disrupt the status quo.

The sEISmic Opportunities Fund provides access to proprietary deal flow through which you can become a shareholder in a portfolio of 6-12 companies with a target annualised IRR of over 30%.


Track record:

The founding brothers of the fund, Ewan and Tristan Lloyd-Baker have a combined fifty years of investment banking, corporate recovery, corporate finance and operational management experience. They have acted on both sides of the deal table, as advisers and principals. Building on their successes with businesses such as Hayward Tyler, Peter Brotherhood, AeroThermal, New Intelligence, Nix and Kix & Clinical Design they are excited by the opportunity to generate significant investor returns of over 3x whilst developing and growing a number of great British businesses.


Application Process Update

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Highlights

  • Access to exclusive deal flow via an M&A broker with a successful track record build up over fifty years in identifying and targeting 'off-market' opportunities.
  • Harnessing the entrepreneurial skills, expertise and practical 'hands-on' experience of the principals and their wider advisory network to support real game-changing businesses.
  • Supporting the investments made by the fund, by investing the principals' own capital.
  • Taking a generalist approach by investing in 6-12 companies within 18 months of the fund raise.
  • An open and transparent fee structure targeted to ensure that all capital is subject to EIS reliefs.
  • Being true to the fund's investing code of ethics.

Key team

Tristan Lloyd-Baker - Principal

I am an experienced Board Director and Investment Director, specialising in SME’s, as well as operating as a strategic advisor to a number of AIF funds. My passion for SME’s has led me to launch a number of businesses, all the while, utilising my corporate finance experience in their development. In 2008 I completed an MBA, which followed over 10 years in blue chip city-based financial institutions most recently with Goldman Sachs. Since this time and before forming Seismic, I have been a Board advisor and Director to businesses ranging from mid-cap PE backed businesses and SME’s as well as start-ups and not-for-profit organisations.

Ewan Lloyd-Baker - Principal

I have worked in corporate turnaround and corporate finance both as a principal and adviser for over 25 years.


As a principal, I worked in a VC backed start-up which was sold to Reuters. I then helped set up a FTSE100 corporate incubator before completing my MBA and working with Henley Incubator and several blue-chip clients including BT and Unilever focusing on corporate venturing and fostering ‘intrapreneurship’.


As a partner in Lloyd-Baker & Associates LLP, we sourced the acquisition of one of the UK’s oldest engineering companies, Hayward Tyler.  Becoming the CEO I reversed the company into an AIM listed PLC and with a new operational team restructured the main operating company including building a new Centre of Excellence.  Hayward Tyler won numerous industry awards including the Queen’s Award for Export and I was granted an honorary doctorate in recognition of my services to manufacturing. 


Having acquired another ‘orphan’ British engineering company, Peter Brotherhood, from Dresser Rand (now Siemens) the enlarged group was bought by Avingtrans plc in a £50m transaction and I subsequently became a non-executive Director of the enlarged group.  


Having completed a successful handover I resigned from the Avingtrans plc Board in Nov’18 to pursue my other interests.  I’ve since co-founded a SaaS business focused on digital twinning and optimising the flowlines of products and services in factories using predictive simulation and set up an FCA authorised financial services business operating in the consumer credit lending space.

Investment strategy

Whilst sEISmic is a generalist investor it takes a thematic approach to identifying, targeting and sorting investee companies.

The common themes are:

-    UK based businesses with a focus on export markets (or the potential to further develop overseas sales).

-    Revenue generating with an existing track record of selling a product/service.

-    Strong makret dynamics with the potential to use technology to disrupt existing competition.

-    A leadership team passionate about driving long term profitable growth.

-    An existing brand on which to leverage further growth and development.

-    In the event of turnarounds or investments requiring liquidity, a strong asset base against which to support the investment.

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