Alexander Anton has been an entrepreneur for the last 30 years and throughout his career has specialised in tackling complex situations to create and release value.
Alexander’s first venture was Starchi and Starchi, a shirt cleaning company, which he founded whilst at university. He went on to join Hambrose Advanced Technology Trust Plc, a technology focused venture capital division, where he helped develop Trafficmaster.
Previously Alexander was Chairman of the Queen’s Club and led the complex members’ buy-out of the club and business from the LTA for £35 million in 2007.
Alexander is currently a non-executive director of Victoria plc. In 2012 Alexander was instrumental in the recruitment of Geoff Wilding which led to the transformation of the FTSE listed minnow into an AIM business with a market value of c. £1 billion, delivering over 50x returns for investors between 2012 and 2018.
Mr Anton is the founder of Legacy Portfolio, a business that provides solutions for corporate lease liability portfolios. He also founded FraserCRE in 1993 to provide a focused service to corporate occupiers with surplus leasehold portfolios. He has continued to lead the industry and was Chairman of the Federation of Corporate Real Estate Advisors, an industry body he helped found in 2005.
In 2017, Mr Anton sought to change the board of Hornby plc which resulted in the takeover of the Company by its largest shareholder.
Ben Shaw has worked extensively in private equity and investment management. He was a co-founder of the Marwyn Group, based in London and Jersey, an award-winning fund management and advisory business that created a portfolio of listed businesses, developed in partnership with leading institutional investors.
During Ben’s time at Marwyn, portfolio companies raised over £15 billion of funding through a combination of Marwyn’s own capital and active co-investment program, delivering over 30 per cent. annual investment returns. Marwyn originated over 10 investment vehicles prior to Ben’s departure, investing in partnership with experienced management teams across a range of sectors including automotive, computer software, media and entertainment, training, drug testing and laboratories, leisure, reinsurance, food and confectionary, construction and heavy aggregates, and completed the acquisition of over 50 businesses. Significant companies in the Marwyn portfolio in the period included Entertainment One plc (ETO), Advanced Computer Software plc (ASW) and Breedon Aggregates plc (BREE).
Ben has broad private and listed company board level experience.
Mark Farmiloe is a qualified solicitor and has executed numerous public and private acquisitions, fundraisings and strategic reviews in a 15 year career, and has worked in a wide range of sectors including transport, retail, services and real estate in the UK and internationally.
Mark started his career at Jones Day where he primarily focused on public and private M&A. He subsequently worked at Gleacher Shacklock LLP as an investment banker.
Mark has worked with Alexander Anton since 2016 and is a director of Legacy Portfolio. In 2017 he worked alongside Alexander Anton to change the board of Hornby plc and encourage operational changes with a view to effecting a turnaround of the business. He is also a director of PetsLoveFresh, a premium fresh dog food company.
David is a non-executive director of Parity Group Plc, an IT services and consultancy business and is chairman of its remuneration and audit committees. He is also a non-executive director and audit committee chairman of Best of the Best plc, an organiser of weekly competitions to win cars and other luxury prizes.
Previously he was the finance director of Penna Consulting plc from 1999 to 2016. David has held a number of board positions in public companies over the past 30 years across a various sectors including HR consultancy and recruitment, IT services, financial markets, motor retailing and advertising.