Tax-efficient investment manager Deepbridge Capital has appointed Samantha Piddington as its new Head of Corporate Finance.
Piddington rejoins Deepbridge after previously being a Partner in the business between 2010 and 2012. A chartered accountant and corporate financier, she previously worked with a number of leading accountancy companies and City firms, including Andersen (now Deloitte) and Hawkpoint Partners (now Canaccord). She will be working with Deepbridge investee companies to further develop and action exit strategies and co-funding opportunities.
The firm also added three further individuals to its investment team.
Katy Levitt joins as Investment Manager, Technology, having previously been a Senior Analyst at Syndicate Room. She will work with Deepbridge’s portfolio of existing and prospective technology-based investee companies.
James Evans joins as Investment Analyst, Life Sciences, and will support the Deepbridge Life Sciences investment team.
Max Warwick joins as Origination Executive to help identify prospective investee companies.
Ian Warwick, Managing Partner at Deepbridge Capital, said: “The 2018/19 tax year was another record year for Deepbridge, with regards to the funding we provided to innovative early-stage companies. These impressive individuals join our growing team with the aim of ensuring that Deepbridge is able to continue to grow, whilst retaining our high standards of identifying and supporting the very best investee companies.”
Piddington added: “I am delighted to be back at Deepbridge. The company has grown immeasurably since we last worked together but the ethos of providing proactive support and added value to highly-innovative investee companies remains refreshingly unchanged. With over 100 growth-focused companies having now received funding from Deepbridge, I am looking forward to supporting these companies achieve their ultimate goal of providing real returns to our investors.”