Bournemouth. August 7th, 2018
UK Technology investment specialists TECHNEDs announced today Iain McKenzie has joined the firm as a partner. Iain joins founder and principal Simon Mewett and lead associates Archie Maddocks and Ed Crane as the business becomes an LLP. Now, with a host of exciting plans for the future, it is set to make further investments within the UK Technology Sector.
“Having experience and success in corporate finance and managing significant growth for Enghouse Interactive to a $100m business, Iain brings a diverse experience to TECHNEDs’ market-leading, technology investment practice” said Simon Mewett, Managing Partner at TECHNEDs. “We are excited to welcome Iain as a partner to TECHNEDs family as we enter an exciting phase as we become a LLP.”
McKenzie specialises in the M&A of technology businesses and operation of private equity, venture capital and other private investment. Iain’s experience includes advising on strategy, structuring and governance matters. He joins TECHNEDs as a partner in the newly formed LLP and has hit the ground running supporting he partners with advice on current investment targets.
“Iain joins TECHNEDs as we continue to bolster our leading technology investment practice in the UK.” Simon continued, “We have now made 8 key investments in technology businesses, exceeding our target with a further 5 investments close to completion. Adept in corporate finance matters, Iain is the perfect addition to help TECHNEDs to grow the family to 20 investments in 2019”
“ I am delighted to be joining the TECHNEDs Investment LLP at an exciting time for the partnership. Simon, Ed and Archie have developed a unique business model which is proving invaluable in helping technology focused businesses develop to their full potential. With the growing portfolio of companies and the level of opportunity for further expansion, I believe that my background in developing and subsequently exiting a number of technology businesses will be of significant value to both the current and future TECHNEDs businesses.” said McKenzie.
The future is bright
As of August 1st, TECHNEDs will officially become a Limited Liability Partnership Becoming an LLP requires vision from the top. But it is also about supporting people with drive and passion to grow the business from the bottom up.
In addition, it will bolster their plans to expand investment, helping to attract new talented technology businesses to the portfolio as well as providing greater opportunities for existing members of the TECHNEDs family.