Horizon Capital is pleased to announce the promotion of Tom Kitchen to Investment Manager and Anna Melville to Executive, reflecting their contribution to the business as well as the firms commitment to developing talent.

Tom joined the firm in 2022 from Investment Bank DC Advisory, and this promotion recognises his valuable contribution to the recent investment into GFC Media as well as supporting the teams at BP3 and Topsource with their buy and build strategies. Anna has played a key role in developing and implementing the firms portfolio management platform since joining Horizon in 2021 and supports the Horizon partners on all aspects of reporting and portfolio management.

The promotions follow an active 12 months for Horizon Capital which saw the growing Business & Technology Services Buy and Build investor complete two new platform investments; the firms largest investment to date into Ridge & Partners, the fast growing built environment consultancy, and a significant equity commitment to the acquisitive growth of GFC Media, the leading capital markets events business. The past 12 months also saw Horizon achieve its first exit from Horizon Capital I, selling Sapphire Systems to strategic acquirer NTT DATA Business Solutions AG, which delivered a 5x MOIC and 50% IRR for the fund.

"We are delighted to announce the promotions of Tom and Anna, which are thoroughly deserved and recognise the significant difference they have brought to Horizon Capital. Alongside 4 new appointments in the past 12 months we are excited to be building a team whose ambition resonates with entrepreneurial business owners from the fast growing business & technology services sectors."

Luke KingstonManaging Partner, Horizon Capital

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