Our senior leadership team has extensive experience of investing and managing assets in the SME market across Europe, each averaging over 20 years of industry experience.

We have an investment team with a remarkable track record in delivering unique deal flow and superior investment returns. It is supported by experienced mid and back-office professionals and an institutional infrastructure, including strong financial controls, portfolio transparency and a comprehensive reporting system.

ESO Capital is a true partnership where several senior executives have significant equity stakes and the investment decisions are made collaboratively.

Vince O'Brien
Adviser
Bio
Vince O'Brien
Vince O'Brien

Vince O'Brien
Adviser

Vince is an Adviser at ESO, having joined Core Capital as an adviser in 2017.  Vince has worked in the private equity industry for nearly 30 years. A former Chairman of the British Venture Capital Association, he served for more than 20 years as a partner with Montagu Private Equity, a mid-market private equity manager with over €5 billion of assets under management. He started his private equity career at Coopers and Lybrand where he assisted management teams in fundraising and venture capital transactions.

Ian Simpson
Adviser
Bio
Ian Simpson
Ian Simpson

Ian Simpson
Adviser

Ian is an Adviser at ESO, having joined Core Capital as an adviser in 2017. Ian previously advised on the raising of both Core Capital I and Core Capital II. Ian was the founder and Managing Partner of placement agent Amala Partners. He spent the previous 15 years as a Director of Helix Associates, a placement agent, which he co-founded in 1993.  Ian was a Director of Berkeley Govett (UK) Limited and before that an Associate Director in the Global Private Equity Placement Group at Continental Bank. Over the course of almost 30 years in the industry, he has advised and raised capital for a broad range of private equity firms in both Europe and the US.

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