Mobeus Grows Portfolio Management Team
Mobeus VCT Fundraising
As it grows funds under management and pursues a broader investment strategy managing growth and buyout capital on behalf of retail and institutional investors, Mobeus continues to invest in its portfolio management capability, appointing Clive Austin as partner to lead the team and hiring highly experienced portfolio directors Jane Reoch and Ed Wass.
Clive has been working with Mobeus since 2013 and has overall responsibility for the investment portfolio. His experience covers a wide variety of sectors and stages of company development. He has worked in the private equity industry since 1995 at a number of firms including 3i and NVM Private Equity during which time he has amassed a wealth of portfolio management and non-executive director experience.
Jane joins from Panoramic Growth Equity and has worked in the industry for over 10 years, across a number of high-performing growth funds. She was included in Management Today’s ‘35 women under 35 2015’, and has extensive experience across IT services, software, media, and consumer goods.
Previously Chief Investment Officer at Catapult Ventures, Ed also brings more than 15 years’ experience of both managing and investing in SMEs. He started his career with PwC and has held a number of Finance Director roles including being part of an MBO team himself.
Mark Wignall, Mobeus Managing Partner, commented, “I am delighted to welcome Clive to the Mobeus partnership, and Jane and Ed to the firm. A key strength of our investment approach is that a specialist from the Mobeus portfolio management team partners with each investee company for the lifetime of the investment, supporting business planning and growth. This continuity and focus is a critical factor in helping companies navigate complex issues.”
Clive Austin, Partner, added, “We are delighted to be joined by seasoned investors Jane and Ed. They bring a very broad range of experience which enables us to deploy the right specialist partner for each business, as our portfolio continues to grow and diversify. Together with existing portfolio directors, Guy Blackburn and Justin Maltz, this now gives Mobeus one of the most experienced portfolio management teams in the industry”.