Private Equity Management Team

South Africa

Robert Fihrer

Robert Fihrer

CEO South Africa

Rob founded Capricorn Fund Managers (Pty) Ltd with Damon Hoff in 2003. Prior to this he was employed at Gensec Bank, where he gained extensive hands-on experience as an equity trader, bond and equity portfolio manager and then corporate financier.

Chris Mullin

Chris Mullin

Director South Africa

Chris joined Capricorn Capital Partners (Pty) Ltd in 2007. He is a member of the Private Equity Team where his responsibilities include conducting due diligence investigations and managing transactions.

Mike  von Holdt

Mike von Holdt

 Finance and Operations, South Africa

Mike is a Chartered Accountant, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and Honours in accountancy from the University of South Africa.

Matthew Kassel

Matthew Kassel

Principal, South Africa

Matthew joined the Private Equity team of Capricorn Capital Partners (Pty) Ltd in July 2015. His responsibilities include assisting in deal analysis, execution, structuring and investment portfolio management.

United Kingdom

Geoff Snelgar

Geoff Snelgar

Chairman

Geoff co-founded Capricorn Capital Partners (Pty) Ltd in 2003 and now operates as Non-Executive Chairman.

Robert  Gottlieb

Robert Gottlieb

CEO United Kingdom

Robert joined Capricorn Fund Managers Limited in 2011 and is responsible for overall strategy and management of the Capricorn's London operations, and specifically for private equity investment activities.

Patrick Snelgar

Patrick Snelgar

Executive, United Kingdom

Patrick joined Fund Managers Limited in 2010 as an Investment Principal in the UK Private Equity Team specialising in strategy, financial modelling, commercial management and transaction execution.

Jason Roomer

Jason Roomer

Associate Principal , United Kingdom

Jason joined Capricorn Fund Managers Limited in January 2015, and is an Associate Principal in the UK Private Equity Team specialising in co-investment and private equity deal origination and execution as well as general investment advisory.

Stuart Dixon

Stuart Dixon

Operations Manager (Private Equity) and Company Secretary

Stuart has worked with Capricorn Fund Managers Limited since 2011 and is currently its Operations Manager and Company Secretary.

Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith

Corporate Accountant, United Kingdom

Daniel joined Capricorn Fund Managers Limited in June 2015 as a corporate accountant.