Horizon Capital is pleased to announce the promotion of Emily Hickley and Matt Morris to Investment Director, reflecting their contribution to the business as well as the firms commitment to developing talent.
The promotions follow an active 12 months for Horizon Capital which saw the growing Technology Services Buy and Build investor commit £62m to 3 platform investments from its latest fund Horizon Capital II. The past year has also seen the firm deliver 3 exits and support its portfolio in making 21 add on acquisitions.
Morris was a founder member of the Horizon Capital team in 2018 and has worked on a number of the firms 10 platform investments over the past 4 years including Agilico, Sapphire Systems, Ascent and Modern Networks where he is a board Director.
Hickley joined Horizon in 2021 from RBS where she was a Vice President in the Acquisition Finance Team. Since joining the firm she has worked on two of the Horizons most recent investments The Marketing Practice and Dains where she is a board Director.
Simon Hitchcock, Managing Partner, commented
We are delighted to announce the promotions of Matt and Emily, both talented individuals who have made a significant contribution to Horizon Capital, completing new investments and supporting the growth of our portfolio companies through intensive acquisitions.
With five new appointments in the past 12 months we are building a team whose ambition resonates with entrepreneurial business owners and managers in the technology services market we focus on.”
About Horizon Capital
Horizon Capital is a private equity investor specialising in technology services buy and build transactions. The firm was formed in 2018 by a team of experienced investment professionals who identified a significant market opportunity to build a specialist investor focussed on high growth businesses of under £50m enterprise value.
The partnership prides itself on its approach to helping business owners and managers realise their ambitions. Buy and build is at the heart of every Horizon Capital investment and the firm is a market leader in supporting companies pursuing this strategy.
Horizon Capital has a proven track record of generating premium returns on investments, underpinned by the firms value creation model. Horizon Capital’s repeatable model consistently delivers accelerated growth in portfolio companies profitability both organically and through acquisition.
For more information, please visit www.horizoncapital.co.uk