Neil Cochrane is an investment professional with a focus on value creation within Financial Services. Neil joined Motive Partners from AnaCap Financial Partners LLP, where he was involved with a variety of successful investments.
Neil spent six years at AnaCap Financial Partners LLP, a European, Financial Services focused, Private Equity fund as an Investment Director within the Business Services (Portfolio Company Management) team. He was responsible for the investment in Aldermore, a UK Challenger bank focused on SME lending, mortgages & deposits. Neil became a Non-Executive Director of the business in September 2014 ahead of the IPO in 2015. Aldermore was subsequently admitted to the FTSE250 in June 2015.
In addition to Aldermore, Neil worked with a number of other banks within the portfolio. He also led due diligence engagements focused on commercial, IT/Operations and management on investment targets across Europe covering digital banking/consumer finance; FX/payments; custody/fund administration and insurance.
Neil started his career as a consultant at Oliver Wyman Financial Services where he was involved in a broad range of projects for banking and insurance clients. Assignments covered clients in the UK, Europe and the US and were predominately focused on new business launches, strategy development, M&A and risk management.
Neil graduated with Honors from the University of Nottingham with a B.A. in Economics.