People

People

Tom FrostPartner, CEO

Tom previously ran a principal investment team within Kaupthing Singer and Friedlander, an equities and funds group focused on infrastructure and renewable energy at Numis Securities, and was within a project finance team at KPMG. He holds a PhD in atmospheric chemistry.

Anthony RichardsonPartner, Chairman

Anthony specialises in advising listed investment companies particularly focused on real estate and infrastructure.

He has over 15 years’ investment banking, legal, asset management and corporate finance experience from Kaupthing Singer and Friedlander, Numis Securities, Nomura International, Taylor Wessing, and KPMG.  His global experience includes both UK and cross-border transactions and spans capital markets and M&A advisory for public and private companies in a number of different jurisdictions including Australia, Brazil, EU, India, Russia, Ukraine and the US.

David ShaptonPartner, Head of M&A

David is head of Akur’s M&A advisory business. He has over 20 years’ investment banking experience gained from Numis Securities, CIBC World Markets, BNP Paribas, and Akur. His experience includes both UK and cross-border transactions and spans capital markets and M&A advisory for public and private companies. David’s core specialism is in online gaming and betting, where he has advised some of the leading companies in the sector across the full range of international corporate activity.

Tom FrostPartner, CEO

Tom previously ran a principal investment team within Kaupthing Singer and Friedlander, an equities and funds group focused on infrastructure and renewable energy at Numis Securities, and was within a project finance team at KPMG. He holds a PhD in atmospheric chemistry.

Anthony RichardsonPartner, Chairman

Anthony specialises in advising listed investment companies particularly focused on real estate and infrastructure.

He has over 15 years’ investment banking, legal, asset management and corporate finance experience from Kaupthing Singer and Friedlander, Numis Securities, Nomura International, Taylor Wessing, and KPMG.  His global experience includes both UK and cross-border transactions and spans capital markets and M&A advisory for public and private companies in a number of different jurisdictions including Australia, Brazil, EU, India, Russia, Ukraine and the US.

David ShaptonPartner, Head of M&A

David is head of Akur’s M&A advisory business. He has over 20 years’ investment banking experience gained from Numis Securities, CIBC World Markets, BNP Paribas, and Akur. His experience includes both UK and cross-border transactions and spans capital markets and M&A advisory for public and private companies. David’s core specialism is in online gaming and betting, where he has advised some of the leading companies in the sector across the full range of international corporate activity.

Siobhan SergeantManaging Director

Siobhan has over 20 years’ experience in capital markets in London, working with all aspects of listed companies on the London Stock Exchange Main Market and AIM. Her role is primarily focused on quoted investment companies, particularly in the real estate and infrastructure sectors, as well as acting for a number of clients in gaming, leisure and financial services. Prior to joining Akur, Siobhan was a partner within the Capital Markets team at Smith & Williamson.

Simon Croft-BakerManaging Director

Simon has over 20 years’ investment banking experience gained from Houlihan Lokey, McQueen and JP Morgan. His experience includes a wide range of domestic and cross-border transactions, both public and private. He is a Consumer sector specialist having covered the industry since 2002.

Nabhan El Haddad Managing Director

Nabhan has over 18 years’ investment banking experience gained from Morgan Stanley, Perella Weinberg and Dial Partners. His experience includes M&A and fundraising transactions both domestic and cross-border, in a wide range of sectors with a particular focus on tech, real estate, and financial services.

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Matthew SmithDirector

Matt previously spent six years at Grant Thornton, where he qualified as a chartered accountant and specialised in modelling within the Financial Modelling team. His experience includes real estate, infrastructure and project finance transactions.
Matt is a specialist in listed investment companies, and has particular experience in specialist yielding commercial real estate and infrastructure.

Andrew MorrisonAssociate Director

Andrew previously spent 4 years at Grant Thornton, a qualified Chartered Accountant, he is also a specialist financial modeller. During his time at Grant Thornton he worked across a number of sectors including technology, media and consumer goods before specialising in real estate within the infrastructure modelling team. Andrew has developed financial models to support debt and equity fundraising for clients in a range of sectors across infrastructure, specialist yielding commercial real estate, technology and gaming. He has worked closely with private and public sector developers, constructing models to assist in bidding for new contracts and has extensive experience producing business forecasts to support M&A and public market transactions.

Costa EllinasAssociate

Costa previously spent five years at Deloitte, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant, with experience in both public and private infrastructure and real estate.

Before joining Akur Capital he was a financial modelling analyst with Cromwell Property Group, focusing on the listed pan-European REIT market.

Zaim ZamanAssociate

Zaim previously spent four years at KPMG, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant, with experience across a range of sectors and industries.

Before joining Akur Capital he was a financial modelling analyst with Henderson Park, focusing on private equity real estate, particularly global student accommodation assets.

Guy StowAnalyst

Guy was previously in Grant Thornton’s M&A advisory team, working on transactions across a broad range of sectors. He graduated from the University of Birmingham, and during which time he completed internships at FinnCap, Grant Thornton and Bluebox Corporate Finance. Guy holds the CISI Certificate in Corporate Finance.