Peter is Group General Counsel and Company Secretary at Hambro Perks. Having practised law for more than 18 years, Peter has an in-depth understanding of the asset management industry, from the structuring and establishment of investment products through to their continuing operations, providing incisive, practical and comprehensive legal, compliance and regulatory advice. With lengthy periods in both private practice and in industry, Peter has developed a keen understanding of the private equity and venture capital landscape enabling him to serve the needs and expectations of investors as well as investor-backed businesses and early-stage businesses seeking investment.
Prior to joining Hambro Perks, Peter served as General Counsel to leading mid-market private equity funds focused on providing investment capital for the acquisition and operational turnaround of underperforming companies. To complement his special interest in providing private equity and venture capital to tech-enabled businesses with high-growth potential, Peter had been supporting and investing alongside private equity and venture capital funds and their portfolio companies, providing tailored governance solutions, structuring and transactional support, advice in connection with exit planning, buy-side and sell-side due-diligence, assistance with investor selection and bid evaluation.
Peter gained much of his experience at leading international law firms CMS and Pinsent Masons. His experience spans the broad spectrum of corporate activity with a particular focus on the formation, structuring and management of alternative investment funds, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructurings and workout initiatives. This has included complex multi-jurisdictional corporate transactions, numerous acquisitions and disposals, turnarounds and reorganisations.
Peter also serves as Hambro Perks’ investor director on the board of HP Insurtech Gateway Limited, director of Hambro Perks Asset Management Limited, Gateway Fund GP Limited, Access Fund GP Limited and Hambro Perks Ventures GP Limited, a partner and member of the executive committee of Hambro Perks Advisory LLP.