Overview


ACP invests capital and considerable time into outstanding companies, visionary managers and entrepreneurs who seek to develop their businesses with a truly global mindset.

 

The ACP partners also invest as principal, thereby aligning interests with those of our investors. Our focus is on significant/control positions into highly scalable growth stage businesses with a proven baseline. We are not constrained by geography or sector, preferring to focus on the stage and shape of a company as well as how we can improve its prospects of successfully scaling.  

Our investors and advisors are proven entrepreneurs who have built businesses from the ground up and embody, through their relentless search for opportunity, exactly what we seek to achieve as a firm. Our team is able to assist in all aspects of growing a company but it is access to our investor base, their networks and their operating companies that defines an ACP investment.

ACP is an investment company not a fund manager. Many of our capital providers are also our shareholders. We retain the right to complete flexibility and are actively engaged in the establishment of our own enterprises, as well as investing into and alongside others. With such a wealth of entrepreneurial expertise we play to our strengths and react to our environment, rather than operating within a predefined set of restrictions.

 

Our Team

Steve Aspinall, CEO

 

Having previously worked for blue chip financial institutions, including Barclays Bank in both Europe and Asia, with a focus on alternative assets and risk management. In 2012 Steve saw the opportunity to leverage his considerable network by creating his own investment company sourcing assets through deep relationships built both professionally and through his family. Having executed a number of private equity transactions, Steve and the firm are highly competent in the areas of company analysis, diligence and development.

Contact: SA@aspinallcapital.com

 
 

Matt Wheeler, COO

 

Having started his career at SG Warburg working within equity capital markets some 30 plus years ago he then left to join Lehman Brothers in 2002 to help them build out their European operations. On Lehman’s demise in 2008 he was asked by Barclays (who had bought Lehman’s U.S business out of receivership) to help them build from scratch their European Equity business. Having successfully delivered there, from 2012 until 2017 he ran a Consumer Equity Fund at Millennium Capital Partners.

Contact: MW@aspinallcapital.com

 

Advisory Group


Eddie Jordan OBE

Group Advisor

Founder Jordan Grand Prix and board member of Citibank Private Bank as well as advisor to Lloyds Development Capital. EJ has an extensive investment portfolio in property, technology, energy, luxury goods, and hedge funds. He holds several honorary awards including a Doctorate from Dublin’s Institute of Technology.


Denis O'Brien

Group Advisor

Chairman and principal shareholder of Digicel Group, Denis is one of Ireland’s leading entrepreneurs with extensive investments across several sectors including international telecoms, utility services, media and real estate. He founded Communicorp Group and Esat Telecom Group plc, which he later sold to British Telecom plc for €2.4 billion.


Francesco Costa

Group Advisor

Global entrepreneur with over 20 years' experience building successful businesses servicing the migrant market. Francesco took over the family-run business, Angelo Costa, and transformed the company into a highly competitive industry participant, providing money transfer services across Europe and parts of Africa. Francesco is Chairman of Spring Media Investments Ltd and is also co-founder of Venturi Formula E racing team.


Peter Digby

Industry Advisor

Peter Digby is the CEO of Xtrac, a world leader in the design and manufacture of motorsport transmission systems. He joined shortly after the company was founded in 1984 having previously worked for the Williams and Team Haas F1 Teams alongside Patrick Head, Ross Brawn and Adrian Newey. Peter helped to build the business up to 280 employees and annual turnover of approximately £40 million with consistently around 70% being exported. 


John Scott

Group Advisor

John Scott became Managing Director of Scott Timber aged 18 years, and soon transformed his family’s sawmill into one of the world’s top pallet manufacturers. John went on to acquire numerous related businesses and establish the Group’s first overseas operation in Latvia. An entrepreneurial and flexible approach to management resulted in turnover of £96k and a trading loss being converted into around £80m in sales and a healthy profit, while employment was increased from 4 to over 700.


Micheal Tunney

Group Advisor

After qualifying as an accountant with Touche Ross, Michael held a number of senior positions in AIB. Michael went on to be a Managing Director of Woodchester Investment Bank as well as a Director of GE Capital and Investec, where he had responsibility for Corporate Banking, Private Banking and Risk Management. In 1998 he co-founded Lioncourt, and is currently a Director of a number of its investee companies including Lioncourt Homes. Michael is also Chairman of The Real Experience Group.


Kevin McCabe

Group Advisor

Founder of Scarborough Group.  Owner of Sheffield United, with interests also in Central Coast Mariners FC, Australia and Chengdu Blades FC, China.  Kevin exited SCAMP Group in 2007 for £850m but continues to invest heavily in real estate assets in the UK, Greater China and more recently Myanmar. Kevin recently retired as Deputy Chairman of Top Spring International Holdings Ltd where he remains the second largest shareholder.  He was honoured with an International Fellowship award by The 48 Club in recognition of significant contribution to Sino-British relations in business and sport.