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Paul Quirk

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Paul is a co-founder of Lionhead and a partner in the firm. Paul is also the head of Lionhead’s resources strategy. Paul has over a decade of experience in building and investing in middle-market companies across Africa and is responsible for originating new investment opportunities, conducting operational diligence, building and maintaining investor relations and implementing […]


David Deetlefs

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David is a co-founder of Lionhead and a partner in the firm.  David is responsible for generating new investment opportunities, conducting diligence, structuring transactions, maintaining relationships with debt and equity investors and working with our partner companies to execute strategic initiatives. Before co-founding Lionhead, David was Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at Stellar Capital Partners, a […]


Christopher Sims

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Chris co-founded Lionhead and is a partner at the firm. Chris is responsible for sourcing new investment opportunities, conducting financial and market due diligence, structuring transactions, fundraising activities and working with our partner companies. Prior to co-founding Lionhead, Chris was a Principal at Stellar Capital Partners, where he co-led the credit investment team focussed principally […]


Edward LePine Williams

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Edward is a co-founder of Lionhead and a partner at the firm, as well as heading the firm’s value creation initiatives.  Edward is responsible for originating new investment opportunities, conducting operational diligence and developing and implementing value creation plans in partnership with our investee companies. Prior to co-founding Lionhead, Edward was a Vice President at […]


Natale Labia

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Natale joined Lionhead as a partner in 2016 and is involved in originating new opportunities, investment strategy development and investor relations. Natale is currently based in London, where he heads up Salandia Capital, a family office investment vehicle, focused on public market investing in South Africa. Natale joined Lionhead from five years of investment banking at […]


Jerome Mitchell

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Jerome joined Lionhead in 2018, is a partner in the firm and head of Lionhead’s real estate strategy, where he is primarily responsible for originating, assessing and managing the firm’s investments in real estate opportunities. Before joining Lionhead, Jerome had a successful career as an entrepreneur and investor across Southern Africa in the real estate […]


Tali Anderssen

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Tali is the Chief Operating Officer, and is responsible for the operational management of Lionhead. Prior to joining Lionhead, Tali was the Chief Operating Officer of Electus Fund Managers, an institutional boutique asset manager. Over the last fifteen years, she has worked in various capacities in financial services, banking and corporate law in the UK […]


Caroline Colyn

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Caroline is the executive assistant to the firm’s partners. Prior to joining Lionhead, Caroline gained over a decade of experience in roles as an executive assistant at a global investment bank and leading wealth management firms.