Paul Pindar
Paul co-founded Literacy Capital in September 2017. He was formerly CEO of Capita plc & has been the Chairman of 5 VC / PE-backed businesses since 2012

Capita (1987 – 2014) 

  • Paul joined the business in 1987 initially as CFO, after advising on the £330,000 MBO, when Capita had 33 employees and annual revenue of £1.3 million

  • He took the business through an IPO in 1989 before becoming MD in 1991 and CEO in 1999

  • By his retirement in Feb 2014, Capita was a FTSE 100 company (the 52nd largest UK listed company by market cap) with more than 62,000 employees and an enterprise value of £8.5 billion

Chairman of Literacy Capital

since inception in September 2017

Eve Sleep (Nov 16 – current)

  • Paul became Non-Executive Chairman upon the Series B investment round

  • The business subsequently floated on AIM within 6 months at a valuation of £140 million

  • By the end of 2017, the business’s market cap exceeded £180 million

ITC Luxury Travel (Aug 14 – Aug 16)

  • Paul became Non-Executive Chairman & 42.5% shareholder after backing the MBO of the family owned business

  • During this period, ITC completed its first ever acquisition, profits trebled, and the business increased in value significantly (exit value cannot be disclosed due to confidentiality agreements)

  • See the ITC Luxury Travel case study

Purplebricks (Jul 14 – current)

  • Paul was appointed Non-Executive Director shortly after the business began trading and after investing in the first round at a valuation of £4.9 million

  • He became non-Executive Chairman when the business floated on AIM in December 2015 at £1 per share and a valuation of £240 million

  • Successfully raised a further £50 million at £2.20 per share in February 2017 and attracted a further £125 million investment in March 2018 at £3.60 per share 

  • See the Purplebricks case study

Independent Clinical Solutions (Jul 14 – current)

  • Paul was appointed Non-Executive Chairman by TowerBrook Capital Partners following its acquisition of the healthcare business from The Blackstone Group in July 2014

IDH (Jul 12 – Jun 16)

  • Paul was appointed Non-Executive Chairman of the Carlyle Private Equity backed healthcare business in July 2012, before stepping down 4 years later

Previously Paul has also been Chairman of corporate fundraising Boards for both the NSPCC (2004-2007) and Great Ormond Street Hospital (2008-2012)

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