Our team


We established Chiltern Capital because we wanted to take a fresh approach to private equity.

We are a small, experienced team that has worked together for many years. We have the energy and directness that can be lacking in large institutions.


Alex Sheffield

Tel: 0203 637 5622

Email: alex.sheffield@chilterncapital.co.uk

Alex has a background in strategic, financial and operational management, having been COO and CFO of GSM London, a higher education college, where in 2011 he led a management buy-in with backing from Sovereign Capital, before leaving in 2015 to set up Chiltern Capital. Over his four years at GSM, the business invested heavily and grew turnover five-fold. During this time he raised two follow-on rounds of equity and debt funding to fund the business’ rapid expansion, and led a successful refinancing of the business in 2014.

Prior to this he was Group Finance Director of Melorio plc from its flotation in October 2007, creating value through a combination of organic growth and three targeted acquisitions, prior to leading its successful sale to Pearson plc in 2010.

He has extensive experience of working with entrepreneurs to grow and develop their businesses, including successfully transitioning businesses to taking on their first external investors.

Alex qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC.


Tom Phipps

Tel: 0203 637 5623

Email: tom.phipps@chilterncapital.co.uk

Tom co-founded Chiltern Capital with Alex in 2015 and is a partner.

He focuses on developing the firm’s direct origination activities and completing new investments. He has extensive experience in the Business Services, Human Capital and Technology sectors.

Prior to Chiltern Capital, Tom was a director of Livingstone Partners, an international mid-market M&A and advisory firm. He has been involved in over 50 transactions, working closely with entrepreneurs, management teams and private equity investors.


Jonathan Marlow

Tel: 0203 637 5624

Email: jonathan.marlow@chilterncapital.co.uk

Jonathan joined Chiltern Capital in 2018. He was previously a Director in the Principal Investments team at Barclays. Jonathan began his career with Barclays Ventures where he worked on the origination and execution of smaller mid-market investments. In recent years at Barclays he focused on the execution of debt-equity swaps arising from restructuring situations, often working alongside other institutional shareholders.

He has new investment and portfolio management experience having worked with the boards of more than 25 portfolio companies across a range of sectors.


Thomas Holroyd

Tel: 0203 637 5625

Email: thomas.holroyd@chilterncapital.co.uk

Thomas joined Chiltern Capital in 2018.  He was previously a Vice President at Vitruvian Partners, a European private equity firm, where he focused on investments in the Consumer Services, Financial Services and Technology sectors.

Prior to Vitruvian, Thomas was an Assistant Director at Livingstone Partners, an international mid-market M&A and corporate finance firm, where he advised on transactions in the Technology, Leisure and Media sectors.  He started his career at PwC where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant.


Mark Coronato

Tel: 0203 637 5626

Email: mark.coronato@chilterncapital.co.uk

Mark joined Chiltern Capital in 2019.  He was previously an Associate in the UK Private Equity team at Intermediate Capital Group where he focused on providing flexible capital solutions (equity and subordinated debt) to mid-market companies across a broad range of sectors.

He began his career at Citigroup in the Financial Institutions Investment Banking team, covering Northern European Asset Managers and Speciality Finance companies.


Tristan Evans

Tel: 0203 637 5624

Email: tristan.evans@chilterncapital.co.uk

Tristan joined Chiltern Capital in 2019.  He was previously an Investment Executive at Rockpool Investments, a lower mid-market private equity firm, where he gained new investment and portfolio management experience working with the Boards of companies across a range of sectors, including Consumer Services, Technology and Retail.

Prior to Rockpool, Tristan worked for RBS as part of the Corporate Banking team focusing on existing and new lending relationships, primarily within the Financial Services sector.  He started his career at EY where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

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