Our highly experienced M&A team, led by group COO Steve Rigby, is supported by an investment committee comprising market-leading experts in asset and wealth management.
Steve Rigby is a shareholder and Chief Operating Officer in Rigby Group. He has spent 25 years in the technology space both operating and chairing Rigby Group’s numerous investments. Steve heads up the group’s Financial Services and Real estate divisions together with Finance and M&A and is the founder of Rigby Private Equity.
Head of Private Equity
Paul Eccleston is head of Private Equity & CEO of Nuvias. Rigby Private Equity is a buy and build vehicle focused on hyper value added distribution within the advanced IT networking and security arena. With two major acquisitions completed in 2015, Nuvias is set to deliver £250m of revenue in 2016 with significant growth plans across EMEA through both organic & acquisitive expansion. Previously Paul was CEO of SDG, Rigby Group’s previous distribution investment which was sold in 2012 for £220m.
Mike Swain has operated Rigby Group’s services business for the last 20 years. He comes with huge experience in operating and managing complex services business and is involved in the Group’s investments in connectivity. Rigby Technology Investments acquired stakes in three connectivity businesses in 2015.
John Taylor was Managing Director of Lex Auto Leasing until 2010 when he joined a private equity backed managed services business M2. Following Rigby Group’s acquisition of M2 in February 2014, John has further developed this business into a top 3 provider. John led the creation of Rigby Capital, the Group’s leasing business. He joins Rigby Technology Investments to help develop the three acquired investments working alongside Mike Swain.