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Neil MacDougall

Neil chaired the UK & European Committee of the BVCA, before joining the Council in 2019. He is now the past Chair having chaired the association for a year starting in April 2020. Neil joined the pan-European, mid-market buyout firm Silverfleet in 1989, led the buyout of the company from Prudential plc in 2007, and was Managing Partner from 2004 to 2019. He led three successful fundraisings as well as some of Silverfleet’s most profitable investments, before retiring from the firm in June 2021. He remains an active investor and is on the board of three early stage companies. Prior to joining Silverfleet, Neil was a management consultant at Bain & Co. He read Natural Sciences and Computer Science at St Catharine’s College, receiving an MA from Cambridge University.