INFORMATION RELATED TO WALKER GUIDELINES
Lion Capital LLP embraces the spirit of the Guidelines for Disclosure and Transparency in Private Equity as recommended by Sir David Walker (the “Guidelines”) and has made a commitment to conform to the recommendations and principles outlined in the Guidelines. This includes promoting conformity with the Guidelines (where relevant) on the part of those companies acquired by its Funds.
Structure of Lion Capital LLP
Lion Capital LLP is an English limited liability partnership authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority. It currently manages four funds structured as English limited partnerships, known as Lion Capital Fund I, Lion Capital Fund II, Lion Capital Fund III, and Lion Capital 2015 Fund (the “Funds”).
History and Investment Approach
Please refer to the About and Approach sections within this website. Please also see the Brands section of this website, which contains case study examples of investments made by the Funds. Lion Capital is a long-term investor and, as such, normally holds its investments in companies over several years.
Investments in UK-based Companies
The Funds currently hold investments in the following companies that are headquartered or have significant operations in the United Kingdom.
Leadership of Lion Capital
Lion Capital has an Operating Committee, chaired by Lyndon Lea as Managing Partner. The other members of the Operating Committee are Robert Darwent and Simon Brown. The Operating Committee directs the overall business of Lion Capital. In addition the Investment Committee, comprised of Lyndon Lea (Chair), Robert Darwent and Javier Ferran, makes all investment and divestment decisions in respect of the funds Lion Capital is responsible for managing and/or advising. Please refer to the About section within this website for biographical information on Lion’s senior management team.
Conflicts of Interest
Lion Capital LLP has established mechanisms for managing potential conflicts of interest that may arise in the course of its business undertakings (including those of the Funds). These procedures include, but are not limited to, the establishment of internal guidelines that are monitored by the firm’s Compliance Officer and external committees of third-party investors of the Funds for addressing certain potential conflicts related to investment activities.
Lion Capital LLP commits, in accordance with the Guidelines, to ensuring timely and effective communication with employees, either directly or through any relevant portfolio company, in particular at the time of a strategic initiative or transaction involving a relevant portfolio company, as soon as confidentiality constraints cease to be applicable. Lion Capital LLP commits to employ industry-established guidelines in the valuation of assets acquired by the Funds.
Lion Capital Investor Base
Over forty institutions have committed capital to the Lion Capital Funds, including some of the largest and most sophisticated institutional investors in the world.