Exit Valhalla Founder & CEO
Mike Henebery (Founder) is a veteran of the U.K. private equity industry.
-Acquired over 50 companies in private transactions.
-Key member of Gresham PE team - led spin out from Zurich Financial Services and raised £600m from c.20 LPs (largely insurance companies and pension funds) between 2003 and 2006.
-Led 15 separate deals between 2000 and 2007 investing £200m and returning over £450m to investors.
-Has previously founded/co-founded two start-ups:
-Was the founder and promoter of Palio Capital 2010-2013, raising c.£100m for a new Private Credit fund (London and Guernsey) that narrowly missed an IPO in 2012 and subsequently became a division of Europe’s largest credit hedge fund.
-A co-founder and c.20% shareholder of Fabify.com, a platform for apparel brands to exit fashion overstock to cost conscious consumers. Forecast revenues are c.£30m in 2020 and an IPO is planned for 2021. Fabify acquires new consumers for less than €10, every consumer repeat purchases 7x in the first 12 months so >80% of forecast revenues are repeat purchases. Most of the operations (warehousing and order fulfilment are outsourced).
All social media performance advertising is designed, planned and executed in-house.
The Fabify scale-up has given Mike a deep experience and understanding of how social media performance advertising works.
-Authored a book publishing in April 2020:
Mike’s Investment Track Record (table)
Exit Valhalla Private Equity Strategist
Ken Lawrence - In a PE career spanning over 30 years with Bankers Trust, Montagu PE and Gresham PE, Ken masterminded over 100 SME exits on behalf the PE house. Ken brings unrivalled experience of handling financial, legal and emotional hurdles that arise in the exit process. Simply Ken has #seenitall
Led the workout of Magnet Limited in the late 80´s at Bankers Trust.
Leading role 1990-1996 in managing exits to reduce Montagu PE's portfolio from >100 investments to <40 deals.
Headhunted in 1996 by Gresham PE. A key member of the team that led the spin out from Zurich Financial Services. Continued to run Gresham PE's portfolio until 2014.
Exit Valhalla Chief Operating Officer
& Head of Compliance
Dale Atkinson is Chief Operating Officer and Head of Compliance for Exit Valhalla. He is an accomplished compliance and operations specialist whom ran his own consultancy business working with clients including Tier 1 banks and wealth managers. Prior to his time in the consultancy arena Dale held multiple senior positions within Tier 1 and 2 organisations, including Head of Compliance for an alternative investment manager based in London and Head of New Business for a Channel Islands based investment services group, amidst others.
Amongst his qualifications, Dale holds ICA certificates in Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crime, an ICA specialist certificate in Financial Crime Risk within Global Banking and Markets, an ICA advanced certificate in Client Due Diligence, Prince 2 professional certification and is currently working towards an advanced diploma in Psychology and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Having led a wide variety of differing projects across multiple business platforms during his career, including design and implementation of business wide risk assessment frameworks; target operating models; and, new system implementations, we are certain his experience will be of great assistance in driving our business forward in a compliant and sustainable manner.