Stephen Silvester


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Stephen Silvester specialises in venture capital funds and mergers and acquisitions. He works with investee companies, founders and senior business executives. He has an MBA from London Business School and has led a number of companies as CEO.

Stephen began his career in the litigation division of the Treasury Solicitor’s Department before joining Courtaulds plc, a FTSE 100 constituent, and undertaking a number of roles in the Industrial Relations field. Following completion of an MBA, he re-joined Courtaulds as Business Development Manager, working on corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions and the initial public listing of Courtaulds Textiles on its demerger from Courtaulds plc. He subsequently managed, as Chief Executive, a number of divisions within Courtaulds Textiles plc, including a portfolio of businesses in Asia Pacific and the Christy brand business. He subsequently joined the Pentland Group as Global VP of Operations for Speedo International before joining Jockey International as Managing Director for Europe.  He also successfully completed the Bar Professional Course.

Stephen returned to law at White & Black in 2010 and his recent work has included Delta Economics, Mediatonic, Looop Online and Joule Consulting Group.  He has lived and worked in Germany, Hong Kong, the UK and the USA.  He speaks fluent German.

Stephen is a lifelong fan of Tottenham Hotspur with all that this entails.

Stephen and the team at W&B provided great advice throughout; their knowledge of the technology sector coupled with their experience in deals of this nature was invaluable during the process.

Charlie Pidgeon – NVM Private Equity