Jon is a an experienced Corporate Finance professional and specialises in raising
finance for start-up companies, as well as sourcing venture and other forms of capital
for developing businesses.

Jon qualified as an accountant in Canada after graduating with an MBA from the
University of British Columbia. He went on to become a qualified banker working with
international banks in Corporate Banking. In this capacity he covered capital markets,
project finance, trade finance and other related banking and finance products.

He is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and The
Worshipful Company of International Bankers.
Jon Exton
Managing Partner
Jon Exton
Saquib Rahman
Saquib Rahman
Financial Controller
Saquib gratuated from Oxford Brookes University in 2014 with a BSc degree in
Accounting & Finance and joined the InvestUK Group as a Trainee Accountant shortly
afterwards. Having obtained his ACCA qualification in 2018, Saquib has since taken over
oFinance Department and is now the Financial Controller for the Group and its subsidiary

Thomas Redman
Dr Thomas W.J.

Technical Consultant
Tom is a Technical Consultant with more than 20 years of experience in finance,
renewables, electricity and the oil and gas industry.

Tom commenced his career with Merrill Lynch in precious metals before joining the oil
industry in exploration and support services. More recently, he has been involved UK
electrification programs, solar sector and numerous renewable energy projects.
He is well qualified in business finance, geoscience, electrical and electronic engineering,
drilling, O&M and senior project management. His clients have included companies
such as National Grid, Network Rail, ABB, Pemex, Centrica, Cairn, Oil India and BP.

Tom gained an Honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from
Heriot-Watt University, and subsequently a PhD from Cambridge University.

Rupert Gather
Rupert Gather
Advisory Partner
Rupert Gather founded Claridge Capital in 2009 after two decades in Family Offices
and M&A boutiques. At Partner Capital he headed up the Distressed Opportunities
practice. After graduating in Law from Exeter University, Rupert spent 8 years as an
operational management team of a major retailer before taking up the role of
Portfolio Manager within a leading London based Family Office.

His 20 years exposure to operational management, investment and advisory in Private
Equity has given Rupert extensive experience in all aspects of unquoted investment
and Special Situations/Opportunities. Rupert has successfully led over 40 transactions
and assignments over five years.