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Matt Tice has joined the expanding team at Leeds headquartered private equity house Key Capital Partners (KCP) as Investment Manager.

An experienced corporate finance adviser with a strong track record of advising businesses in the mid-market, Matt joins from Deloitte in Leeds where he worked as a manager in the corporate finance team. Previously, he spent two years with BHP Corporate Finance in the role of corporate finance manager, having also been with Mazars for six years, latterly as a corporate finance executive.

Working alongside KCP partners Owen Trotter and James Hall in the firm’s Leeds office, Matt’s appointment will further strengthen the team as it builds on its strong performance in 2017 and looks to replicate this in the current year. The PE house, which focuses on the smaller end of the buy-out market, is expanding its team to enable it to continue to invest and work with the leading SMEs and management teams across the North of England.

KCP partner James Hall said: "With his strong track record in corporate finance, advising SMEs and working closely with management teams, Matt will be a valuable addition to the team. Like us, he believes in getting close to businesses and working with them to achieve their ambitions.

“2017 was a busy year for KCP in which we completed four deals – a record for the firm. We continue to see a strong flow of attractive opportunities, and, with £140m of funds currently under management, we are actively looking to invest in dynamic growing businesses across the UK.”

Matt adds: “KCP has established a fantastic reputation in the smaller end of the buy-out market. I’m really excited to be joining an experienced, well respected team which focuses not only on providing much-needed expansion capital to profitable, dynamic businesses, but also in working with their management teams to find ways to add value and help them fulfil their growth potential.”

KCP makes equity investments of between £3m and £15m and has a strong reputation of deliverability and a track record of producing outstanding returns for its investors. Previous investments by the firm include Gear4Music, TSC Foods and YorkTest.

Posted on Feb 19, 2018