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100 transactions, £120m invested, 70 ipos, 13 awards

Highlights from the experience of the Acceleris Team. Our team combine industry and professional expertise to provide corporate finance advice, fundraising and ongoing governance and strategy

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20 years advising the UK’s most ambitious technology SMEs

Founded by Norman Molyneux in 2000 to assist in the access to capital for early stage technology SMEs, Acceleris continues to lead the way.

Acceleris exists to support technology entrepreneurs and their growth ambitions. Technology development continues to change the world, providing significant opportunity alongside huge challenge.

Not all technology reaches commercialisation and success can be affected by a number of risk factors from within the organisation as well as with systemic risks out of management’s control.

Embracing traditional merchant banking values, Acceleris work to identify how to best mitigate risk and align the correct investment partners to achieve success.

 
 
 
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NORMAN MOLYNEUX

Executive Chairman

Norman qualified as an accountant in industry and worked in numerous senior financial roles before entering the world of smaller company finance in 2000, as a founder of Acceleris Capital.  He completed research as a mature student that led to a keen interest in helping entrepreneurs develop successful companies. During this time Acceleris has helped start over 50 businesses with game-changing ideas and technologies.  

He enjoys working with and advising serial entrepreneurs and growth companies and continues to work to improve the flow of early stage capital so vital to success at all stages of a company’s evolution. 

The capital markets in the UK continue to be attracted to added-value technologies, but the UK has to compete on the world stage for both innovation and capital allocation. Norman believes investment in the intellectual capital in the UK is a key mechanism for improving the economic growth.

Norman is a lay council member of the University of Liverpool, sits on the Advisory Board of the University of Liverpool Management School and is a member of the Regional Advisory Group of the London Stock Exchange. 

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SIMON THORN

Managing Director

Simon has been with Acceleris for 15 years since graduating from university and, since that time, has advised on over 60 transactions for private and AIM listed SMEs, in a wide variety of sectors and deal sizes. He has led fundraisings with the involvement of both venture capital firms and HNW individuals.

He was proud to win the prestigious ‘Young Dealmaker of the Year’ at the 2015 Insider Dealmaker Awards and, in the same year, ‘industry Rising Star’ at the EISA awards.

Simon is Managing Director of Acceleris Capital and is responsible for the management and day-to-day operation of the business. He particularly enjoys leading the review and selection process of new advisory and fundraising engagements as well as continually providing corporate advice to Acceleris’s portfolio of investee companies as they embark on their growth.

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PATRICK MOLYNEUX

Corporate Finance Director

Patrick has a keen interest in the technology sector and has extensive IT & software development experience. Prior to joining Acceleris Capital, Patrick founded his first business in University and then went on to train in business development management and the bespoke development of database systems for a high growth technology startup.

Patrick lends his industry experience to his role at Acceleris Capital. During his time at Acceleris he has obtained a number of leading corporate finance qualifications and is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

He serves on the Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) membership & events committee and is a founder of the Young Professional division of the EISA.

Within Acceleris Capital, Patrick is responsible for fundraising, business development, marketing and pioneered the development of a bespoke internal software platform to manage investor relationships and administration. He also plays a prominent role in identifying and analysing dealflow in the technology sectors. On the side, Patrick has the ability to develop websites for our clients, including this one!

 
 
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DAVID YOUNGMAN

Consultant

David is a mathematician by training and loves working with numbers. After university, he qualified as an investment analyst before moving into corporate finance. In the early 2000’s, he was responsible for the admission of more than 60 companies to the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange and travelled extensively overseas, working with the LSE, promoting AIM internationally. He has served as an executive director on the Boards of two public companies and is currently a non-executive director of two private SMEs.

At Acceleris Capital, David brings his experience to bear particularly in the areas of corporate governance, documentation and execution.

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KATY MOLYNEUX

Accounting Executive

Katy joined Acceleris in January 2016 to manage the bookkeeping and accounting services for Acceleri Capital’s clients. She successfully achieved the AAT qualification in January 2018.

With rich experience in assisting SMEs across their growth lifecycle, having successfully setup the finance function for a now AIM-traded biotechnology company, Katy now lends her accounting expertise to a range of Acceleris Capital smaller clients. Most recently, Katy assisted in the partial exit of an Acceleris Client to a major European company. 

 

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Acceleris provide Corporate Finance Advisory Services to SME’s and are authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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