Key Capital Partners names new managing partner

James Hall from Key Capital Partners
James Hall from Key Capital Partners

SME-focused investor Key Capital Partners (KCP) has appointed James Hall as managing partner.

Hall first joined the firm in 2015 and was appointed joint managing partner alongside Owen Trotter in 2019.

In his new role, Hall will take sole charge of the firm, as Trotter steps away from day-to-day responsibilities. Trotter has served as managing partner since 2011, after founding the partnership alongside Mike Fell and Peter Armitage in 2007.

KCP is a lower-mid-market investor making equity investments of between £3-15m in profitable growing companies. Since Hall joined in 2015, it has completed 12 new investments and exited 12 businesses. The five exits from the most recent fund (Sparta Global, CMO, Routes, Avantis and YorkTest) have realised an average money multiple of 4.3x. In addition, the KCP team has been strengthened with a number of new recruits across both the Leeds and London offices, as well as several promotions across investment, management and finance. Key has also raised two institutionally backed funds, allowing it to continue to focus on its core underserved SME market.