Mike Townend

Mike is Chief Investment Officer of IP Group, whom he joined in 2007  from Lehman Brothers where he was Managing Director of European equities and Head of equity sales to hedge funds. Mike is also responsible for the fund management and corporate finance activities of IP Group, through its regulated vehicle Top Technology Ventures. He has 18 years’ experience in all aspects of equity capital markets and the investment process and was also a key member of the senior relationship management programme at Lehman Brothers. Prior to this, he was an Executive Director at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette with responsibility for building the bank’s business with hedge funds and alternative Investors. Mike has sourced, co-led or led numerous private and public transactions. Mike represents the IP Group on the Boards of Modern Water plc and Revolymer plc and is also a Non-Executive Director of Green Urban Transport Limited.