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About us


Over the last 20 years the Capella team has created, accelerated, funded, restructured and advised more than 40 ventures with added shareholder value measured in excess of $2bn.

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About us


Over the last 20 years the Capella team has created, accelerated, funded, restructured and advised more than 40 ventures with added shareholder value measured in excess of $2bn.

 

SECTORS OF EXPERTISE

  • Energy (including renewables)
  • TMT 
  • Agritech
  • Transport

Capella Venture Partners is a global leader in rehabilitating, creating and accelerating technology and energy companies. We have a long-established reputation for excellence, supported by a top technology research team made up of analysts and valuators. 

 
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What we do


Capella provides finance, advisory and interim services to companies that own proprietary technology. We take an active role in focusing strategy, helping to build out new executive teams while introducing capital. Capella has a proven track record  in re-positioning companies through acquisitions and disposals. And we do all this while seeking out big friends for the companies. 

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What we do


Capella provides finance, advisory and interim services to companies that own proprietary technology. We take an active role in focusing strategy, helping to build out new executive teams while introducing capital. Capella has a proven track record  in re-positioning companies through acquisitions and disposals. And we do all this while seeking out big friends for the companies. 

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Our Services 

Capella offers capital services, corporate venturing, enterprise creation and advisory services. 

•    Disposals of individual companies to strategic buyers
•    Management buy-outs and management buy-ins
•    Acquisition search, advice and negotiation
•    Debt and equity fundraising and refinancing
•    Valuations
•    Financial strategy
•    Commercial strategy
•    Management proxy and recruitment for client companies
•    Investment 

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The Partners


The Partners


Mark Horne and Robert Alston have over 50 years of proven executive and transaction experience between them. This includes managing successful spin-outs from UK FTSE companies, listing technology companies on AIM, M&A, and sell side expertise of tech and energy companies - including their own. 

Mark Horne launched the first micro business computer into the UK, was a CEO at Forbes 500 company Kewill Systems and started the UK’s first retail and online software retailer before exiting and starting a Cambridge software company part of which was  acquired by a US tech giant. He successfully led the spin up and sale of a BT technology to a Nasdaq-listed buyer and founded a merchant bank to support SMEs through restructuring while preparing US and Dutch companies for listing on the LSE.

He is currently creating, advising and investing in mid cap companies in the energy, TMT and media sectors.

Robert Alston is an experienced FCA-registered financier with 20 years of senior corporate finance and treasurer experience with Deutsche Bank, UBS and JP Morgan. Robert accelerates and invests in companies in Energy, TMT and Agri Tech, is a Trustee to Funds with >£500m of capital under management and develops commercial and residential property.

He also owns and farms a 1100-acre arable farming business in Norfolk that also operates one of the UK’s largest waste-to-digestate facilities.

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Clients and case studies


Capella has created, advised, funded and accelerated leading mid-cap ventures around the globe.

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Clients and case studies


Capella has created, advised, funded and accelerated leading mid-cap ventures around the globe.

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