The Directors

David Tallboys

David Tallboys graduated from the London School of Economics (LSE) with a degree in Economics and International Relations. He also gained a Masters degree in Business Analysis after which he worked with Price Waterhouse in London for two years before going to Bahrain with Ernst & Young. This was followed by two years in South America working mostly in Rio de Janeiro for Brazilian Investment Advisory Services with whom he structured the first management buyout in Brazil.

 He joined Kleinwort Benson in London working with its corporate banking group involved in lending to management buy-outs and then moved into private equity at Schroder Ventures where he was involved in structuring large buy-outs for both quoted and unquoted companies. Later he started working for Security Pacific Hoare Govett Equity Ventures and was involved in extensive re-negotiations and assessment of new deals on its behalf prior to Equity Ventures doing its own buy-out since when it has been independent


Robert  Lindemann 

Robert graduated from Oxford with an Honours degree in Politics Philosophy and Economics, he then worked for the First National Bank of Boston in London before attending INSEAD. He worked as a management consultant with Ernst & Young and subsequently advising industrial companies.

After spending two years with the Mergers and Acquisitions group of Security Pacific Bank he moved to Hoare Govett having worked on the acquisition by Security Pacific of a stake in Hoare Govett, He was Senior Vice President of Hoare Govett Incorporated, latterly with specific responsibility for Europe; and was instrumental in forming Security Pacific Hoare Govett Equity Ventures which he joined as a Director, and was directly involved in all its investment activity before arranging the buy-out of Equity Ventures Ltd.

Robert was a board member of the publicly quoted and very successful British Smaller Companies VCT as the Equity Ventures nominee.