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.
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 is a serial entrepreneur in the insurance industry having founded and grown both Home & Legacy Insurance Services and iPrism Underwriting Agency.
Digital Media Entrepreneur
Adrian Hewlett founded the digital media specialist Habari Media and subsequently MACHINE, which was acquired by Publicis in 2014.
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.
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.