Emily Close

Investment Panel Keynote Investment Associate Albion Capital

Emily started her career in investment banking working for Rothschild’s global alliance partner in New Zealand. Emily mainly worked on IPOs and capital raisings in the tech sector, including two capital raisings for Xero from investors such as Peter Thiel (Paypal co-founder) and Matrix Capital. Xero, headquartered in Wellington, New Zealand, is one of the leading accounting software providers for SMEs, with 1m subscribers globally, close to £170m in annual sales and a market cap of around £2bn. Emily joined Rothschild’s London team in August 2014, and largely focused on mergers and acquisitions and IPOs in the media and tech sectors, including advising Nikkei on its £844m acquisition of the Financial Times and Alfa Financial Software on its £975m IPO in May 2017, the largest UK tech IPO since Sophos listed in 2015. She joined Albion Capital earlier this year to focus on originating new and monitoring existing investments in the technology sector. Albion’s tech team backs the founders of young, fast-growing businesses as they build industry-defining digital businesses. The Albion Group currently manages just under £1bn which they invest in UK companies with long term growth potential. Albion has a 20 year track record of investing in over 200 companies, delivering top quartile investment performance.

18 - 19 Sept 2017
Tramshed Tech, Cardiff
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