Enterprise Finance receives significant minority investment from incoming non-executive chairman, David Campbell.
The Business Services Team at Livingstone advised Enterprise Finance on the significant minority stake investment by David Campbell, who joins the Company as non-executive chairman.
Enterprise Finance, led by CEO and co-founder Danny Waters, is one of the fastest growing independent UK providers of broker services specialising in the distribution and packaging of secured loans, bridging finance and commercial mortgages.
David Campbell is a leading figure in the financial services industry. Having led the buy-out of Tilney (one of the UK’s oldest wealth management firms) with backing from private equity investor Bridgepoint, David oversaw the subsequent sale of the business to Deutsche Bank. Following the acquisition, David assumed global responsibility for all investment solutions at Deutsche including chairing the Global Investment Committee.
David has joined the Board of Enterprise Finance as Non-Executive Chairman to help the executive team to continue to develop and expand the business and cement its position as one of the leading and fastest-growing players in its marketplace.
Danny Waters, CEO of Enterprise said, “We are very excited to welcome David Campbell onto our Board, and are delighted that David has chosen to commit significant funds into our business to obtain a minority stake. David has extensive experience of overseeing the organic and strategic growth of financial services companies which we believe will be strongly complementary to the market strength and reputation of the executive management team.
“Livingstone provided invaluable support throughout the transaction, identifying David as a suitable investor and Chairman, providing a pro-active approach in all commercial negotiations and managing the transaction to a successful outcome. We look forward to continuing to work with Livingstone in our strategy going forward.”
David Campbell, new Non-Executive Chairman of Enterprise, said, “Having undertaken a comprehensive market map of the sector for the past 12 months I am delighted to be able to make this investment in Enterprise. There are a wide range of strategic opportunities for the business and I am looking forward to supporting Danny and his team to exploit these.”
James Lever, Partner at Livingstone London, commented: “We believe that the combination of Danny Waters and his senior management with David Campbell creates a very powerful team and that the business is well placed to continue to achieve exceptional organic and strategic growth.”