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Rob King

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As part of Sovereign’s investment team, I lead our work in the Business & Technology Services and Financial Services sectors. My time is split between building relationships with business owners and management teams in these sectors, both in the UK and internationally, and working with Sovereign's portfolio investments by supporting our talented senior management teams to deliver their ambitious growth strategies.

I often hear stories from owner-managers about the hard work and sacrifice that has gone into making their businesses a success. This makes it all the more rewarding when we see the businesses and the individuals behind them reach the next stage in their journey. Whether enabling an owner-manager to retire, providing the investment to deliver rapid organic growth, or backing an MBO through giving the management team the opportunity to own the businesses they run, we are focused, committed investors.

We support our management teams to deliver beyond the plan. This not only means growth through strategic acquisition and organic growth, but also providing support in areas such as technology investment, sales optimisation, and recruiting the right talent – whatever is right for the business. Since joining the team in 2011, I’ve had the privilege of working with, and supporting the growth of, a number of our portfolio companies including: Utility Bidder and Alveo; Kindertons and its four subsequent acquisitions; the follow-on acquisitions and roll-outs for Tracscare Group, and Optionis Group including the simultaneous acquisitions of SJD and Nixon Williams.

Since joining the team in 2011, I’ve had the privilege of working with and supporting the growth of a number of our portfolio companies...

Prior to joining Sovereign, I spent four years in the Investment Banking division of Rothschild and three years with the Corporate Finance division of Dolphin Investment Banking. Both had a strong regional focus and allowed me to work on private equity backed and plc mid-market deals across a broad spectrum of sectors, in particular Business Services and Financial Services.

I have a young family and enjoy travel, skiing and I’m a bit of a motor fanatic.

Areas of Interest

  • Business & Technology Services
  • Financial Services
  • Sales Optimisation

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