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Neil MacDougall

Neil MacDougall

Investor and non-executive director

Neil chaired the UK & European Committee of the BVCA, before joining the Council in 2019 and became Chairman in April 2020, a post that is held for a year. In January 2022 He joined the board of the UKBAA. Neil is an active angel investor working alongside groups such as 24 Haymarket and Par Equity with a bias towards hard tech and Enterprise SaaS and has a keen interest in sustainability. In addition Neil is the chairman of Sophora Unternehmerkapital, a lower mid-market PE investor active in the DACH region.

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 several profitable investments as well as three successful fundraisings.

Prior to joining Silverfleet, Neil was a management consultant at Bain & Co. He read Natural Sciences and Computer Science at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge.