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Nigel Spray

Partner & Head of Merchant Banking

Stanhope Capital

London, UK

Nigel Spray

Biography

Nigel Spray is Partner and Head of the Merchant Banking team at the global investment firm, Stanhope Capital and serves on the Executive Committee. His career spans over three decades in corporate finance.

Before joining Stanhope, Nigel led the Private Merchant Banking at Kleinwort Hambros, previously Kleinwort Benson. Prior to that, Nigel founded and served as Managing Partner at Frontiers Capital, a firm that invested in and advised high-growth companies in the telecommunications and consumer sectors. Prior to founding Frontiers Capital Nigel was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking Department co-leading the European Consumer Retail M&A team. Nigel was formerly a Director in the Corporate Finance Department at Kleinwort Benson and spent 5 years heading Kleinwort Benson’s Corporate Finance Department in Paris.

At the beginning of his career, Nigel worked as a corporate lawyer at CMS Cameron Mckenna where he focused on mergers and acquisitions between the US and the UK. Nigel previously served as a Non-Executive on a number of Boards. He also acted for numerous organisations, including Tesco and Carrefour and acted for the UK Government on the privatisation of the electricity industry in the UK.

Nigel attended Bristol University, where he graduated in Law.

Nigel Spray’s Newsfeed

Spear's Magazine
Stanhope claims new ground with ‘hands-on’ private equity

The launch forms only part of a recent expansion of services for Stanhope...it has grown its merchant banking arm with the hiring of Nigel Spray from Kleinwort Benson (now Kleinwort Hambros) to provide M&A advice.

Nigel Spray’s Background

Partner & Head of Merchant Banking
2017 - Present
London, UK
Stanhope Capital combines the scale of an international investment firm with the personal service of a boutique. Stanhope’s services range from consulting to wealth management, merchant banking and private investments. Stanhope Capital’s success is built on objectivity, alignment of partners, employees and clients as well as intelligence.
MD & Head of Private Merchant Banking
Nov 2010 - Nov 2017
London, UK
Kleinwort Hambros is an asset management and advisory firm with a diverse client base. Kleinwort Hambros work is based on an integrated approach that combines transparency, service and expertise. Kleinwort Hambros is part of the Societe Generale Group.
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Previous Non-Executive Positions

Board Member
Jan 2010 - Jun 2016
London, UK
Extreme is an international lifestyle brand with a vision to motivate, connect and initiate through adventure and fun. The founders of Extreme are also the creators of The Extreme Sports Channel, which has provided a platform for a world of action and adventure for over two decades.
Non Executive Director
2006 - Mar 2014
London, UK
Eazyfone Ltd. is now part of Redeem Holdings Ltd., a leader in high volume value recycling services for a variety of mobile technologies, with a focus on mobile phones and tablets.
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Nigel Spray’s Education

Bachelor's Degree in Law
1978 - 1981
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Oundle School
1973 - 1978