We create sustainable,
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We invest our time,
expertise & funds
where we see significant
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We provide investment
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WHO WE ARE

SKG Capital Partners is a private family office, focusing primarily on consumer facing businesses and adjacent markets including supply chain services, manufacturing and technology.

We invest time, expertise and funding towards one primary objective, to develop sustainable, successful businesses that are agile, forward-thinking and geared towards success.

Over the last ten years, we have forged an excellent reputation for providing efficient support and investment to expedite positive outcomes for the business, our partners and SKG.

The SKG team are down to earth, approachable and genuinely interested in working with great people, teams and organisations.

WHAT WE DO

TURNAROUND OPPORTUNITIES

Our main goal is to identify companies that have unrealised potential, and who can benefit from measured investment, and operational expertise.

We have the expertise and funds to quickly and efficiently turn your company around, into a profitable position with a solid balance sheet.

We approach this in a variety of ways and work closely with incumbent shareholders, lenders and management teams.

ENTREPRENEURIAL ENTERPRISES

SKG also invest in select individuals and groups of genuine entrepreneurs whose vision, values and ambitions align with our own. This can be a start-up or an existing business looking to scale quickly.

Each opportunity is unique and our approach reflects that with tailored business models.

ASSET REALISATION

Where organisations are looking to monetise assets, we have a specialist team who focus solely on maximising that exit opportunity.

It is a highly complex area with a significant amount of new challenges for any company. SKG has a strong pedigree in this field having successfully led business conclusions for over 10 years.

OUR PEOPLE

SKG is all about people. Our success comes from identifying, investing in and working together with like-minded individuals who all have the same work ethic and goal in mind, and that is to create sustainable success in business.

At SKG we have worked hard to construct a team of highly talented individuals who are each experts in their respective fields. We all thrive on working together and alongside other teams to transform businesses. We stay with you side by side to make it work. In doing so we protect you, and our investment in your organisation.

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CHRIS ALTHORP-GORMLAY

Founder & Managing Partner
Over 10 years of experience in private equity and investment in the UK and Europe with a strong reputation for swift, positive outcomes and turnaround success. 

Chris is the founder of the SKG Capital family office which is enjoying a strong year of growth despite current market circumstances. This is a direct reflection of Chris’ well-earned reputation for being able to quickly identify opportunities that can be rapidly completed within a short timeframe to the benefit of all parties. He is responsible for leading all deal negotiation, strategy and execution of investments for SKG. Chris has extensive M&A experience across a broad spectrum from investment banking, to turnaround and special situation asset management. Combined with a strong corporate finance career Chris is a highly effective board leader who drives himself and his team with exceptional agility and acumen.

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NEIL TAYLOR

Equity Partner
More than 15 years boardroom experience in top leadership roles in the retail sector, achieving excellent success with PLC, private equity and individual business owners.
Neil has operated in the retail sector for over 25 years, within the UK, Europe and Asia, and now brings this unique depth and breadth of experience to SKG as an equity partner.  A highly experienced senior executive, Neil has most recently been Managing Director of a £200m+ retail business, with both a strong high street and online presence.  From a 270 strong retail store chain with an annual turnover of £1.2bn, to consulting with start-ups, he has an incredible wealth of both experience and ability to adapt his skills and knowledge to the case at hand. A strong communicator with excellent leadership skills and brilliant big-picture thinking, Neil has first-class business acumen and drives hard for swift, successful results with our partner businesses.
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ROSS WARD

Equity Partner
A senior executive specialising in asset realisation with over 15 years of experience working alongside Chris at SKG Capital to maximise returns to stakeholders.

Ross has been working with SKG Capital for over a decade and is instrumental in leading the restructuring of companies and monetising of assets to ensure best value is achieved. He has worked across a multitude of retailers and businesses around the world including UK, Europe, Brazil, Sri Lanka and Russia. His sector experience within retail is extensive, ranging from food and beverage, fashion, homewares, entertainment and general merchandise. He has also consulted on other global projects focused on process improvements and profit maximization with partners such as PWC as well as administrators and insolvency businesses. Ross brings a wealth of experience and a range of skills to SKG Capital which are invaluable.

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ALAN EVANS

Partner
A flexible & results-driven finance, commercial and strategy professional with over 20 years of experience in the UK retail market.

Most recently the UK Finance Director of a £300m turnover business, Alan has a consistent track record of delivering results in fast-paced & high-pressured retail environments in both PLC and private equity businesses. An insightful & analytical thinker able to translate strategic ideas into tangible actions. Alan is a strong communicator with excellent coaching and leadership skills who thrives in our highly agile SKG environment. He supports our efforts across a wide variety of SKG interests and is a highly valued advisor to the organisations we partner with.

 

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JON WHITBREAD

Internal Counsel
A board level legal and business advisor who is passionate about working with businesses to turn them around, combining his technical expertise with his ability to secure funding to maximise their potential.

Jon has an extraordinary breadth and depth of experience in a variety of roles and industries. He works as a business adviser, corporate financier, finance and restructuring lawyer, non-exec director and is also an investor. One of his key strengths is the ability to develop unique, creative and highly efficient solutions to business challenges. Jon’s expertise comes from a deep understanding of end-to-end transactions, working with companies and business owners alongside lenders, investors and family offices for best outcomes. This diversity of experience in so many sectors makes him a valuable asset and a pivotal member of our SKG team.

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ANDREW MELEN

Partner
Chartered Surveyor with 25 years commercial property experience working in-house for an impressive range of UK retailers and a specialist consultant for private equity firms.
Andrew has worked with various retailers across retail, leisure, manufacturing and technology sectors such as Goldsmiths, Vision Express, Halfords, Currys and hmv to name a few. Specialising in property, he has an excellent depth and breadth of experience representing tenant’s interests on short-term projects and larger full-scale restructuring. Andrew has worked alongside many insolvency practitioners such as KPMG, Deloitte, Grant Thornton and BDO. Andrew undertakes critical due diligence responsibilities for us at SKG prior to investment and acquisitions. He then continues to work alongside our partners to support their property interests going forward.

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SIMON PECK

Partner
Over 15 years of experience at board level, delivering increased profit in both large and small businesses with a proven track record in up to £1bn turnover in the UK retail arena.

Most recently a lead consultant working with a private equity house on a variety of retail projects including turnaround success stories. A dynamic business leader with excellent commercial acumen across a variety of retail environments and channels including BHS, Mothercare, Debenhams, The Co-Op & Laura Ashley. Simon takes a professional, hands-on approach to retail operations with an excellent understanding of both customer facing and B2B propositions. He consistently delivers exceptional results that add tangible value to the bottom line. With an entrepreneurial mind-set, he is tenacious, diligent and an excellent fit with our SKG culture and commitment to success.  

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SKG Capital Partners
23 Berkeley Square
London, W1J 6HE