Examples of private equity and real asset clients mandates accepted:

  • DACH technology growth capital
  • Indian tech VC
  • UK lower-mid market buy-out
  • Italian lower-mid market buy-out
  • French growth/development capital
  • European life science
  • Early stage deep-tech
  • US early-stage enterprise software
  • US life science
  • Austrian/CEE venture capital
  • CEE buy-out
  • Global timberland
  • Oil and gas royalties
  • Aircraft leasing
  • Transatlantic core-plus infrastructure
  • Transatlantic late-stage growth

Please contact us if you want a reference list of our clients

Note: Candela Capital no longer accepts hedge fund mandates

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.

Louise Siwoku

Senior Consultant

Louise joined Candela Capital as a Senior Consultant in 2019.  Prior to Candela, Louise has extensive operational experience working within the corporate hospitality sector and for the last decade within Private Equity.  Working within international boutique banks and investment managers as well as placement agents, Louise has a wealth of experience in both fund distribution and also private equity and infrastructure back and mid office operations.

Louise has a degree in Life, graduating as a wife, mother and chief cook/bottle washer.  In recent years, banker, chef and dog walker have all been added to her skill set alongside Risk, Compliance and Governance, IT Infrastructure, Cyber Security and Human Resources. A proud Scot residing in the South of England.

Louise is a UK citizen

Pete Flynn


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, attempting olympic lifting, at the cinema, attempting the sun salutation or watching rugby.

Jane Alderson

Senior Consultant

Jane joined Candela in 2019 as a Senior Consultant, 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.