Ollie Horsnall founded Dante Investments to provide retiring business owners and current entrepreneurs with liquidity and an aligned succession plan.
His background is in venture capital and company creation. Past experiences includes; implementing a buy/build/invest strategy for a value-based single family office. Founding Member & Vice-President at The Venture Collective LLC, a New-York venture capital fund, investing in US & UK early-stage tech businesses.
He applies an "old lock, new key" way of thinking to help management teams generate additional value from their business development and strategic initiatives.
Michael Savage has more than 15 years of corporate finance and private equity experience. From 2010 to December 2022, he worked in the private equity division of The Carlyle Group and has been based in the UK since 2012. While at Carlyle, he was involved in more than $1.5 billion of transactions and led a number of private equity investments in the UK and Ireland. He served on the board of 4 of Carlyle's portfolio companies.
Working alongside Carlyle portfolio companies, Michael supported more than 40 follow-on acquisitions. These investments often involved providing liquidity to UK founder / family owned businesses who were seeking to manage generational transitions and, in some cases, partnering with management to provide access to capital, technology, and infrastructure to continue scaling their businesses.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Michael worked as an investment banker at Moelis & Company and UBS in New York focused on M&A, capital raising, and restructuring transactions.