Nigel Hammond, Vespa Capital
Nigel Hammond
Managing Partner
Vespa Capital

An Engineer and Chartered Accountant, Nigel founded Vespa Capital in 2007. Nigel’s private equity experience covers more than three decades and has involved investing in companies across Europe, facing most of the organic and acquisitive growth challenges that businesses are ever likely to encounter. Between 1995 and 2006, Nigel worked for Montagu Private Equity leading the Continental Europe team from 2000, also sitting on the Investment and Executive Committees. Prior to this, Nigel spent five years at 3i.

Since 1995, Nigel has been involved in transactions that have required over £1 billion of invested capital and returned over 2.5 times money invested and an average IRR of over 35%.

Nigel and his wife Sarah are patrons of the Prince’s Trust and the NSPCC.

About Vespa Capital
Vespa Capital is a lower mid-market private equity firm, focused on investing in UK headquartered businesses with enterprise values between £10 million and £70 million. Our expertise lies in MBOs and private company recapitalisations. Vespa Capital invests in differentiated, growing businesses with resilient characteristics and ambitious management teams. We provide highly tailored and flexible investment solutions and because of our substantial commitments to our funds, we behave as completely aligned investment partners.