Who should be talking to Privet Capital?
Privet Capital is dedicated to partnering with management teams to implement growth and value creation through operational improvements
Privet Capital funding solutions can help professional advisors, lenders, shareholders and management teams including; Professional Service Providers; Lawyers, Accountants, Debt Advisors and Specialist Restructuring Advisors. Existing Funders: Banks, Asset Based Lenders, Mezzanine Finance Providers, PE Houses and Hedge Funds. In-situ Operators requiring innovative funding options.

Founder and Managing Partner

Steve Keating
  • 27 years' experience in investing in and growing SME businesses.
  • 9 years at Deloitte Corporate Recovery and Restructuring.
  • 10 years in 3i European Buyout Team, including Turnaround Investments.
  • Founded Privet Capital in 2008 to focus on investing in mid-market companies with untapped potential.
  • Strong track record of successfully investing in good but neglected businesses.
  • Founding member and Fellow of the Institute for Turnaround.
  • Chartered Accountant.
  • BSc Physics - Cambridge University.

Senior Partner

Chris Hyman
  • Extensive sector experience in running businesses in Defence, Transport, Government outsourcing, Education, Healthcare and Science.
  • Previously the Group CEO of Serco, a FTSE 100 business, with £5bn annual turnover in 40 countries and 130,000 staff.
  • Experience of bidding for and buying loss making/underperforming businesses and with excellent track-record of returning investee companies to long term profitability.
  • Awarded CBE by the Queen in 2010.
  • Chartered Accountant, trained and qualified with Arthur Andersen.
  • Ambassador for the Prince of Wales and chaired his charity IKD. Now on international Board.
  • Durban Howard College and Harvard Business School.

Senior Partner

Vardhan Rajkumar
  • Led the turnaround of Thermal Engineering.
  • Experience of working with private equity in the UK (Privet Capital), Canada (Arva Limited) and India (New Vernon Capital).
  • Strong operational background in the telecoms, aluminium and aerospace industries.
  • Pioneer in inflight connectivity - founded a company providing live inflight television.
  • Previously was a strategy consultant at the Boston Consulting Group.
  • MBA from IMD, Lausanne, MA in Engineering, Economics and Management from Oxford University.


Ian Slater
  • 11 years of investment experience gained at Privet Capital, Aberdeen Asset Management and ECI Partners.
  • Total of 17 years' experience of working in mid-market private equity.
  • Worked with a number of businesses as interim finance director.
  • Instrumental in the value creation at Thermal Engineering.
  • Qualified as Chartered Accountant with Deloitte with first time passes and prizes.