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Tom Wilding

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I joined the Sovereign team in 2019 to focus on opportunities to invest in businesses within Business & Technology Services space – a large and fascinatingly diverse space.

In particular, I support investment activities with a compliance, cyber-security, data analytics, and consultancy focus both in the UK and European markets. Recent examples include Sovereign’s investments in Zenitech, a leading provider of Digital Transformation and Software Development; and the data and analytics services business AquaQ Analytics.

I’ve always enjoyed researching and learning about both people and businesses. Having worked in specialist recruitment, I went on to join a leading global knowledge brokerage, Guidepoint, where I led commercial due diligence and corporate strategy projects for Private Equity clients in the UK and Europe. It was there that I became familiar with Sovereign and its approach to investing through ‘Buy & Build’ – whether organically, through acquisition, or a combination of both.

My interest in entrepreneurial businesses however, started much earlier in my life through my passion for winter sport, which led to me to become a Swiss Cours d’Instructor. It was then, living in Switzerland, that I ran a backcountry ski touring expedition business. I got a flavour of what it takes to create a business from the ground up.

It will be of no surprise that when I’m not in the office I can be found high up an Alp with ice axes.

My interest in entrepreneurial businesses started when I ran a backcountry ski touring expedition business. I got a flavour of what it takes to create a business from the ground up.

Areas of Interest

  • Technology
  • Software
  • Business Services
  • Succession Planning
  • Strategic M&A

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