Karl Cockwill

Portfolio Director

I am a Portfolio Manager for NVM based in Manchester but with a national role. I have a degree in Philosophy Politics and Economics from Mansfield College, Oxford. Prior to NVM I spent 11 years at 3i in a similar role where I was responsible for 29 transactions -all of which were exits.

I most enjoy the variety of businesses I am involved with at Board level, be it a traditional manufacturing business or a software development company. They all bring different challenges!  I had a busy 2018 with the sales of Pyroguard (CGI), a fire safety glass manufacturing business in October, and Wear Inns, a 25 strong pub company in August. I also sold Cawood Scientific, the UK’s largest independent provider of analytical laboratory testing services in early 2017 to Inflexion Private Equity.

Outside of work I am keen Southport fan and enjoy fly fishing and have a keen interest in food, wine, real ale / craft beer and Italy. I also collect cookery and fly fishing books.