Investment Team

Partnering with Magenta means choosing to work with investment professionals who have trodden the entrepreneurial path.  We’ve founded, grown and sold companies.  We’ve had our highs and lows, our successes and failures and, at our core, we share the same drive, ambition and team spirit as the entrepreneurs we partner with.

 

Chase Emson
Managing Partner

Chase is a co-founder of Magenta Partners and has over 18 years of experience working in finance and as an entrepreneur.

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Tom Matthews
Managing Partner

Tom is a co-founder of Magenta Partners and has over 18 years of experience working with growth businesses as both an entrepreneur and investor.

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Mehul Kantaria
Director

Mehul is a Director at Magenta Partners. After 5 years at Deloitte, he spent 8 years at a mid-market private equity fund, Lyceum Capital where he was a director focused on the TMT and Business services sectors.

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James Fulton
Investment Associate

James is an Investment Associate at Magenta Partners and has over 10 years of experience working in the financial services industy.

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Max Hallam
Investment Associate

Max is an Investment Associate at Magenta Partners and has over 10 years of experience working in both finance and industry.

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Entrepreneurs Club

We are fortunate to be supported by a strong group of advisory entrepreneurs, some of whom we have previously backed. They assist us with new opportunities as well as working with our portfolio.  As a group, they have created over £2bn of shareholder value and built some of the UK’s leading companies in their sectors, employing thousands and winning numerous awards along the way.  As importantly, they have experienced the highs and lows, the transitions and growing pains, and the unique pressures of managing rapidly growing businesses and they champion the entrepreneurial spirit.

 
 

Gary Burke
Insurance Entrepreneur

Gary Burke is a serial entrepreneur in the insurance industry having founded and grown both Home & Legacy Insurance Services and iPrism Underwriting Agency.

Adrian Hewlett
Digital Media Entrepreneur

Adrian Hewlett founded the digital media specialist Habari Media and subsequently MACHINE, which was acquired by Publicis in 2014.

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Steve Parish
Media Entrepreneur

Steve Parish was the entrepreneur behind the growth of TAG into an international agency focused on creation, production and delivery of advertising content

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Peter Roberts
Leisure Entrepreneur

Peter Roberts is a serial entrepreneur in the leisure industry and has founded, grown and exited successful companies such as Langdale, Luminar, Countryside Inns, Tulip Inns, Golden Tulip and Pure Gym.

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Tom Singh
Retail Entrepreneur

Tom Singh is one of the UK’s leading retail entrepreneurs. Having founded the New Look chain of women’s fashion stores in 1969 with a single store, the chain now operates more than 1,000 total stores in the UK and Europe.