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Emma Flin

Investment Director

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I joined in 2020 as I was attracted by Sovereign’s Buy & Build capability and their sector-led approach. In particular, Sovereign’s understanding of technology-enabled businesses and experience of partnering with management teams to support their technology transformation ambitions fitted very well with my own interests. Now, as part of the Sovereign team, I’ve had the opportunity to see these capabilities in action.

I work with Murgitroyd, our IP services portfolio business, where technology is used to supplement the strength of their attorney practice to offer a differentiated proposition to clients. I also work with the management team at AquaQ, the specialist data analytics and data science services business supporting global financial institutions, as they work to build a broader range of services and expand international reach.

Given my background, the Buy & Build strategy we deploy to support entrepreneurial management teams to realise their growth ambitions is particularly interesting.

Before joining Sovereign, I spent ten years as Corporate Development Director at Capita, the technology-enabled BPO business, supporting management teams to define and fulfil their strategic objectives often through making acquisitions. Prior to this I spent eight years working as a Corporate Finance Adviser initially with Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and latterly with Landsbanki where I focused on M&A for mid-market companies. I graduated from Durham University with a BA in Economics and whilst working for Capita I completed an MBA at Cranfield.

I am married with two energetic young daughters, so much of my spare time is spent keeping them amused! When time allows I also enjoy running, yoga and family holidays. I ran the 2021 London Marathon for the Brain & Spine Foundation and am contemplating where my running will next take me….

Areas of Interest

  • Technology-Enabled Business Services
  • Software
  • Technology transformation
  • Growth by strategic acquisition
  • ESG

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