Steven Nicholls


Steve has been a direct private equity investor since 1997. He Joined Hollyport in December 2013 and is now a Senior Partner and Head of GP-led solutions.

Having trained as an accountant, Steve worked at SBC Warburg for 7 years before joining 3i in 1997. Steve has extensive geographic experience having led investments across Europe and North America and directly overseen investments in Asia. Having led 3i’s UK Private Equity business he became a founding Partner of 3i Growth Capital, chaired the Investment Committee and was responsible for leading 3i’s first ever Growth Capital fundraising of €1.2billion.

Steve holds an MBA from Cranfield School of Management. Outside of work, Steve particularly enjoys tennis, skiing, golf and cooking. He is also working on his ability to burn up the dance floor with salsa dancing lessons.