Grafton Capital appoints Tom Morrell as chief financial officer

New chief financial officer Morrell, who brings over a decade’s experience in financial operations, will lead on financing, reporting and accounting for Grafton Capital and its investments.

Morrell joins from Brookfield Asset Management, where he oversaw financial and operational oversight of European private equity investments, as its director of finance and business operations.

Prior to this, Morrell held corporate finance roles at Akur Capital and BDO, serving as associate director and corporate finance manager respectively.

Founded in 2014, Grafton Capital has invested over £100m into European software and technology companies, typically investing between £5 million and £20 million in categories including software, data and analytics, online platforms or marketplaces.

Its capital is invested to fund the next phase of growth, to provide founder liquidity, and provide an exit for legacy shareholders, with the firm most recently investing £7 million into wealth management-focused Fintech platform Third Financial.

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“Grafton Capital recently surpassed £100m of invested capital and so we are delighted that Tom has joined us, bringing first rate experience from institutional private equity,” said Ed Barroll Brown, managing partner and co-founder at Grafton Capital.

“Alongside managing an exciting portfolio of growth companies, we continue to grow and develop our own business with new investments and high calibre team appointments planned.”

New CFO, Morrell, commented: “I’m excited to join Grafton Capital, as it enters its next phase, having built a strong reputation amongst the tech founders it partners with.

“Grafton Capital has built an impressive portfolio of leading technology companies, and I look forward to supporting those businesses, and working closely alongside Ed as we look to make new investments.”

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Aaron Hurst

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