Candela Capital

is an FCA-regulated, United Kingdom based, Limited Company specialising in private equity placement and real asset distribution

Chiratae IV Indian Tech VC…………3TS Capital Partners TCEE Fund IV European Growth Capital…………Epidarex III Transatlantic Life Science…………Jadeberg III €125m DACH Technology Growth Capital…………Ridge IV $130m US Technology VC…………Neomed V €92m Global Life Science…………WINCH III €300m French Development Capital…………Palatine II £150m UK Buy-Out…………RRE V $230m US Technology VC…………Stafford Timberland V €155m Global timber…………Gemini III $200m Global Oil & Gas

Julie Hair

PA / Administrator

Julie joined Candela Capital in 2018 as PA/Administrator and has extensive experience over a broad range of positions within business administration, including financial management responsibilities, in both the private and public sectors.

She liaises Candela’s compliance responsibilities and regularly co-ordinates with our accountants, specialised advisors and other professional bodies, as well as dealing with all aspects of office administration.

Julie is a UK citizen.

Vivienne Whitelaw

Research Manager

Vivienne joined Candela as a Research Manager in 2018. Prior to joining Candela, she worked for 20 years in the telecommunications industry in a various of financial roles; including the Mergers & Acquisitions departments for both BT and Orange. She has travelled extensively both for both business and pleasure; including living in Bangkok whilst building out the world’s fastest GSM mobile network.

Vivienne is a qualified CIMA accountant, holds a BA (Hons) degree in Business Studies and a Corporate Finance and Strategy diploma from LSE. She is also the treasurer of a local mental health charity and Chair of Harrogate Triathlon Club.

Vivienne is a UK citizen.

Pete Flynn

Director

Pete set up Candela Capital in 2003 to meet the distribution needs of small- to mid-sized private capital funds who want a personalised, long-term relationship with a distribution partner.

His 18 years’ of corporate “City” experience from Pantheon Ventures, InvestorForce, Fleming Asset Management and NM Rothschild & Sons in both London and New York gave him a unique insight into the needs of the institutional investor and the confidence to set up Candela Capital.Since 2003, Candela has focused on mandates varying between $400m-$150m in a combination of low to mid-market buy out funds, growth and VC technology funds in both ICT and life science and also real asset funds – distributed to European and North American pension funds, private banks, family offices, endowments, foundations, insurance companies or fund-of-funds.

Pete holds BA (Hons) and MA degrees in Economics from Cambridge University and an Investment Management Diploma from the London Business School. He was a Governor and Head of Audit for the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, was a local Parish Councillor for eight years and has been a governor of local schools and credit unions.

Pete is a UK and Irish citizen and outside of work runs a smallholding (with chickens, pigs, guinea and peafowl) and if any time is available found on a bicycle, at the cinema, attempting the sun salutation or watching rugby.

Jane Alderson

Senior Programme Manager

Jane joined Candela in 2019 as a Senior Programme Manager, co-ordinating research into potential LPs, identifying and confirming potential investors for our clients across different mandates and geographies.

After graduating in engineering, Jane spent 10 years working in civil engineering construction before returning to university to study for an MBA

She then spent 20 years working in the world of finance for Hoare Govett, ABN AMRO and RBS/NatWest in the City of London, New York, UAE and various locations across Europe.  This period was broken by a five year period as CEO of a start up charity and two years working with executives and managing boards delivering leadership development courses and individual coaching and mentoring.

Jane holds a BA (Hons) and an MA degree in Engineering from Cambridge University and is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.  She also holds an MBA in Finance from The Business School, University of London and an Advanced  Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring from Oxford School of Coaching and Mentoring.