Ed Gay

Ed joined Hollyport in May 2011, and is a Partner in the Investment Team and also has responsibility for Finance, Monitoring and Reporting functions.

Ed started his career in the audit and assurance department at Deloitte, where he qualified as an ACA in the Products & Services team in London. Post qualification he moved to the corporate finance department of the Dawnay, Day Group, where he specialised in private and public M&A and equity capital markets. Before joining Hollyport, he worked at Arbuthnot Securities, where he worked as a corporate financier advising public and private companies on a range of corporate finance transactions.

Ed holds an honours degree in Natural Sciences from Durham University and is an FCA.

Steven Nicholls

Steve has been a direct private equity investor since 1997. He Joined Hollyport in December 2013 as a Partner and is responsible for investment activities.

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.