Alex Pope (Co-Founder & Partner)

Alex is Co-Founder of ABT and a Partner in Private equity firm T&B Capital He is a Chartered Accountant (ACA) with a background in Private Equity and has extensive experience originating and executing transactions across the UK and Europe. Alex has held roles on the buy side teams of two Real Estate focused special opportunity funds with European wide mandates and in excess of $2bn equity under management (return targets of 20% IRR and 2x CRM) with his responsibilities including originating, pricing, underwriting, financing, structuring and executing acquisitions.

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Ben Puddle (Co-Founder & Partner)

Ben is partner in ABT and Co-Founder of T&B Capital, where he focuses on the origination, execution, and ongoing management of investments in leisure-focused alternative real estate assets and companies. He spent a decade within the Institutional Client Group at Citi, specializing in operational restructuring, business optimization, and performance management. Ben has extensive experience in residential, commercial and student real-estate development, having originated, managed and co-invested in the development of more than 250,000 sqft in recent years.

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Teddy Andrews (Co-Founder & Partner)

Edward is a Co-Founder of T&B Capital. He has over a decade of experience in private equity, project finance and corporate finance having worked in the UK, Europe, North America and the Middle East.  Edward has held investment roles with a family-owned private equity company in Dubai; leading global private equity firm TPG Capital in London; and a UK mid-market fund, also based in London. All mandates were focused on alternative / sustainable real assets and asset-based operating companies. He has significant strategy, finance and governance experience gained at board level for both assets and companies.

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Henry Elston (Investment Director)

Henry is Investment Director at T&B Capital. Prior to joining ABT, Henry worked at a leading leisure focused boutique advisory and private equity firm. He gained experience working on transactions of varying sizes across Europe, USA and Asia, as well as a number of strategic review mandates in the leisure sector. He also worked on fundraising, refinancing and restructuring, portfolio company management and acquisitions, all of which required a highly tailored approach.  

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Nigel Chapman

Nigel is a Chartered Accountant (FCA) with a successful career in the hotels, leisure and hospitality market spanning almost 30 years.  Nigel was the founder of the well renowned Luxury Family Hotels (LFH) chain which was sold to Von Essen in 2005. View full profile

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Henry Elston

Henry is Investment Director at T&B Capital. Prior to joining ABT, Henry worked at a leading leisure focused boutique advisory and private equity firm. He gained experience working on transactions of varying sizes across Europe, USA and Asia, as well as a number of strategic review mandates in the leisure sector. He also worked on fundraising, refinancing and restructuring, portfolio company management and acquisitions, all of which required a highly tailored approach.

Prior to that Henry spent two years working at Sky focusing on business optimization, efficiency programs, managing new business propositions and supporting strategic decision making as part of the commercial finance team.

He began his career at PwC where he worked in the Investment Management assurance team. Henry is a Chartered Accountant and graduated with BA (Hons) in Economics & Management from St Edmund Hall, Oxford

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Ben Puddle

Ben is partner in ABT and Co-Founder of T&B Capital, where he focuses on the origination, execution, and ongoing management of investments in leisure-focused alternative real estate assets and companies. He spent a decade within the Institutional Client Group at Citi, specializing in operational restructuring, business optimization, and performance management. nBen has extensive experience in residential, commercial and student real-estate development, having originated, managed and co-invested in the development of more than 250,000 sqft in recent years.

He received a BSc (Hons) in Economics from the University of Leeds followed by a Master of Laws LLM from Newcastle University.

Ben is a CFA Charter holder.

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Edward Andrews

Edward is a Co-Founder of T&B Capital. He has over a decade of experience in private equity, project finance and corporate finance having worked in the UK, Europe, North America and the Middle East.  Edward has held investment roles with a family-owned private equity company in Dubai; leading global private equity firm TPG Capital in London; and a UK mid-market fund, also based in London. All mandates were focused on alternative / sustainable real assets and asset-based operating companies. He has significant strategy, finance and governance experience gained at board level for both assets and companies.

Before moving into private equity, Edward worked for Ernst & Young’s Corporate & Project Finance team in Vancouver. Edward started his career with Citigroup’s Investment Banking Division in London, where he spent 4 years as part of the Industrials M&A team.

He holds a BA and MA in History from Cambridge University. Edward is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

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Nigel Chapman

Nigel is a Chartered Accountant (FCA) with a successful career in the hotels, leisure and hospitality market spanning almost 30 years. Nigel was the founder of the well renowned Luxury Family Hotels (LFH) chain which was sold to Von Essen in 2005 and in 2011 Nigel led the buy back of LFH in partnership with Patron Capital. Nigel is currently the CEO of the group which has 8 hotels trading under its banner. Between 2005 and 2010 Nigel also led the planning, fund raising (debt and equity totalling c.€100m) and development of the four hundred bedroom, five star, family friendly Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel on the Algarve in Portugal. Nigel has led multiple other hotel investments which have achieved attractive returns for investors over a sustained period of time. These projects include Alias hotels, Polurrian Bay Hotel and the five star Relais & Chateau Sheen Falls Lodge in Kenmare Co. Kerry.

Prior to his long and successful career in the hotel, leisure and hospitality market Nigel was the senior partner of Chapman Wong a central London based firm of chartered accountants specialising in strategic planning and corporate finance.

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Alex Pope

Alex is Co – Founder of ABT and a Partner in Private equity firm T&B Capital He is a Chartered Accountant (ACA) with a background in Private Equity and has extensive experience originating and executing transactions across the UK and Europe. Alex has held roles on the buy side teams of two Real Estate focused special opportunity funds with European wide mandates and in excess of $2bn equity under management (return targets of 20% IRR and 2x CRM) with his responsibilities including originating, pricing, underwriting, financing, structuring and executing acquisitions.

Prior to acting as a principal Alex was in the Advisory arm of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) on the M&A deals team with a focus on providing advisory services on ‘mid market’ transactions, his clients included public and private clients as well as lending institutions. Alex was consistently mandated to provide financial due diligence (Buy side and sell side), pre sale support, IPO (as reporting accountant) and refinancing advice.

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