Committed Capital Financial Services Ltd
Committed Capital specialises in investing in and providing corporate finance advice to fast growing companies. We typically invest from £1 million to £5 million in promising businesses and have advised companies on a range of transactions up to £25 million.
We offer more than just financial investment, we also offer what we call "Executive Capital". Our experienced team of private equity, corporate finance and consulting professionals and senior operational managers both invest and advise. This can range from strategic guidance or transaction support to sharing knowledge of a particular sector or even taking an executive role alongside an investee company's management team.
By working closely together, we believe that we can assist developing companies to fulfil their potential, thereby increasing their value and providing better returns for all stakeholders.
This approach can create or unlock significant growth potential within investee companies, and, more importantly, can be critical in pre-empting, or reacting to, investee companies' operational difficulties.
Key team members
Steve joined Committed Capital in 2004 as CEO and is Committed Capital’s largest shareholder. He has spent nearly 30 years in investment and corporate finance. Initially a corporate financier at HSBC, Steve became a Director of Corporate Finance at Société Générale and later, Head of Mergers and Acquisitions at PA Consulting.
In the early years of the internet, Steve was Investment Director at antfactory and Finance Director of its investment bank. Antfactory was a start-up internet incubator, which grew to become one of the UK’s leading technology investment vehicles with a US$600m technology-focused private equity fund.
Steve holds an MBA from London Business School and a BA Hons in Modern History from UCL. Steve attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and was an officer in the British Army.
Tim is non-executive Chairman of Committed Capital and chairs the Advisory Board. 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.
Tim joined Cazenove in 1980 from Robert Fleming and became a partner in 1982. He was appointed Managing Director of Cazenove Fund Management Limited in 2000, then became Chairman in 2001, and was appointed to the main Board of Cazenove Group plc. Tim holds an Honours Degree in Philosophy and Law from Cambridge University.
Simon is an investment manager at Committed Capital and joined the team in late 2017. Prior to joining Committed Capital, Simon worked in corporate finance at Kingston Smith, where he advised SMEs across a variety of sectors including technology, healthcare and real estate. Simon holds a BSc degree in Mathematics from the University of Warwick, is a Chartered Accountant with ICAEW and is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.
Example portfolio companies
Kortext is the UK’s leading digital textbook and personalised learning platform supplying over 100 UK universities with over 500,000 education titles from over 900 publishers.
Fairstone is an IFA consolidator using a technology platform and centralised back office to maximise efficiency. It utilises a proprietary technology platform to streamline front and back office functions, underpinned by a robust compliance and regulatory framework.
The boclips video platform aggregates over three million rights-cleared video clips onto a single cloud based platform and then maps these clips to the curricula and courses used by education providers around the world. The Content-as-a-Service platform enables educators to easily find and use ad-free, relevant, rights-cleared and affordable video clips which they can embed into their teaching materials.
Konsileo is a new model commercial insurance broker using technology and data to improve operational efficiency to empower brokers and improve the customer experience. It delivers high quality, data derived, risk management and insurance advice to clients in a consistent, efficient way.
Living Map is a leading provider of next-generation digital mapping and mapping services. The Company creates rich-content digital maps that can be defined and configured through its SaaS Platform, allowing the visualisation of data from multiple sources and integration of other applications in real-time.
Pi-top is an award-winning manufacturer of computers, which you can build with your own hands, combining them with gamified and learn-to-code software, and are designed to make coding simple, affordable and fun.
Seenit provides a video collaboration platform allowing companies to capture, control, edit and curate User-Generated Content from selected contributors and influencers. Seenit’s UGC video collaborative platform allows customers to produce efficient, high impact video at scale with distinctly different uses and outcomes.
Smartology Limited is an advertising technology company which provides a key distribution channel for some of the world’s largest brands across global premium media owners, including - The Financial Times, The New York Times, Reuters, The Economist, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and BBC.