Our people Building a business like Octopus takes a lot of people. Today Octopus is home to over 500 employees including over 125 investment professionals across five alternatives investment businesses.

Energy team

The Octopus Renewable Energy team, led by Matt Setchell, provides financing quickly and efficiently so our clients’ projects see the light of day. We provide equity, typically up to £5 million in value, and can also provide specialist debt, either on its own or alongside the equity. What’s more, we’re fast – our expertise means we can assess the technologies and complete due diligence efficiently.

Together with our key partner Lightsource Renewable Energy we have grown to be the UK’s largest investor in solar energy.

Healthcare

Institutional Funds team

Our Institutional Funds team works closely with institutional investors across the Octopus Group. Our responsibilities cover investor relations, communications and fundraising.

The team’s overriding objective is to develop long-term relationships with our investors, who include many leading financial institutions, pension funds, fund of funds and family offices. As a true fiduciary, the relationship we have with our investors is at the heart of our business and drives everything we do.

We currently manage £1.3bn on behalf of institutional investors through a variety of vehicles including provide equity funds and a listed fund (the MedicX fund).

Intermediate Capital team

The Intermediate Capital team typically invests between £2 million and £10 million into established, growing UK small and medium-sized companies. Investment is in the form of five-year interest-only debt and minority equity stakes. This capital is used to finance expansion plans, acquisitions or partial exits. Members of the team come from diverse backgrounds (such as banking, private equity, industry) and provide investment and on-going strategic support to businesses, by joining the board of the portfolio companies as non-executive directors. They have the ability to originate and lead deals as well as invest alongside private equity firms and banks. The Intermediate Capital team has a proven track record of strong investments and successful exits.

Octopus Property lending team

Senior management team

We don’t have a ‘star’ culture. Instead, we work on building teams packed with exceptional, hard working people who have lived a bit and have real breadth of experience. People who want to get things done.

Here are the people making Octopus better. Just click on the names below for more details.

Specialist finance team

The Specialist Finance team provides finance for small and medium-sized companies using flexible debt and equity. Members of the team are able to draw on their diverse backgrounds (in strategy, banking, private equity, industry and corporate finance) to provide investment and on-going support to businesses, in creative and flexible ways.

Ventures