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Jonathan Goodwin OBE

Alvarium Merchant Banking

London, UK

Partner, Head of Merchant Banking

Alvarium Merchant Banking

Jonathan Goodwin OBE

Biography

Jonathan Goodwin is a serial technology investor. In 2011, he founded Lepe Partners, an independent merchant bank which focuses on the media, internet and consumer sectors and combines corporate finance advisory and principal investment practices. Lepe Partners collaborated with LJ Partnership and rebranded in 2019 as Alvarium Investments where Jonnie serves as Partner, Head of Merchant Banking.

Jonathan co-founded Founders Forum, a series of global events for leading entrepreneurs, with Brent Hoberman in 2005 and in 2009, PROfounders Capital, an early-stage venture capital fund for founders.

Previously he was Group Managing Director of the Wireless Group plc and CEO and Co-Founder of LongAcre Partners, Europe’s leading mid-market media corporate finance house, which he sold to Jefferies in 2007.

Jonathan is chairman of The Founders Pledge, a programme to encourage UK entrepreneurs to donate part of their exit proceeds to charitable causes. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Future Fifty, a powerful network of the UK’s leading late-stage technology companies.

In 2018, Jonathan was awarded an OBE in Her Majesty The Queen’s New Year’s Honours List, for services to the economy.

Jonathan Goodwin OBE’s Newsfeed

24 Sep 2018
Family office strikes deal to create 'bank for millennials'

Jonathan Goodwin, who will keep his role as CEO of Lepe Partners following the investment, said: ‘This collaboration is a signal of our confidence in the long-term potential of the European digital economy...'

12 Jun 2017
Brent Hoberman left lastminute.com and formed an empire. This is how he did it

...Hoberman teamed up with financier Jonathan Goodwin and organised a get-together for 80 entrepreneurs.

Jonathan Goodwin OBE’s Background

Partner, Head of Merchant Banking
Mar 2019 - Present
London, UK
Alvarium Merchant Banking is part of Alvarium Investments which acquired Lepe Partners. It is a corporate advisory practice focused on the media, consumer and technology sectors, as well as other sectors impacted by digital disruption.
Founder
2009 - Present
London, UK
PROfounders Capital are an early-stage venture capital fund for founders, backed by founders. Their focus is on European companies with disruptive models that leverage technology to transform and improve customer experiences.
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Current Non-Executive Positions

Advisory Board Member
London, UK
Future Fifty is a powerful network of the UK’s leading late-stage technology companies.

Philanthropy

Chairman
London, UK
Founders Pledge is a programme set up to encourage UK entrepreneurs to donate part of their exit proceeds to charitable causes.

Jonathan Goodwin OBE’s Education