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International Network

Alliance for Global Growth

Dunedin is a member of The Alliance for Global Growth, a global network of ambitious lower mid-market Private Equity firms and the first of its kind to span Europe and North America.

Internationalisation is a primary growth strategy for the companies in which we invest. Through years of experience, we recognise that local knowledge and trusted relationships are a critically important factor in the successful internationalisation of any business. Our investee companies benefit significantly from the access to a broad network and international perspective that the Alliance provides.

The Alliance for Global Growth currently includes ten members drawn from Western Europe and the United States. In addition to Dunedin, the network includes Nordic mid-market specialist, Axcel; Finatem, a German private equity fund focused on the Mittelstand; French mid-market house Nixen; Nazca, a leading Spanish mid-market firm; and US investors Harris Preston Partners, Brentwood Associates, Stone Goff, Wincove and Silver Oak Services Partners.

International Advisory Board

The Dunedin International Advisory Board was set up to assist our investee companies with their internationalisation strategies.

The members of the Board bring with them a wealth of international experience gained across a variety of sectors. We are able to draw on their experience, knowledge and networks in order to add value to the companies in which we invest.


 

David Lockwood OBE

David Lockwood OBE

David Lockwood is Chief Executive of Cobham PLC. He has extensive experience of international operations and has a strong background in technology. He has held a number of non-executive and chairman positions. He was previously Chief Executive of Laird PLC where he focused on developing a strong strategy for growth, a common culture and a solid governance foundation, and in transforming the company into an efficient operation where innovation flourishes and customer focus and satisfaction is paramount.

Prior to that David was Vice President, Global Defence & Security at BT Global Services. He gained extensive senior management experience in international operations from roles at Thales Corporation, Intense Limited (a photonics high-tech start-up), BAE Systems and GEC (Marconi).

David is the Non-Executive Chair of Knowledge Transfer Network Limited, a vehicle which was established in April 2014 to support the work of Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board) – the UK’s innovation agency which is sponsored by the UK Government’s Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). David also previously chaired the Scottish Government’s Technology Advisory Group.

David has held non-executive director and chairman positions in a number of high-tech companies, including the Samsung Thales Corporation (Korea) and WFEL Limited, the Dunedin-backed world’s leading military tactical bridging company.

David studied for a degree in mathematics, graduating in 1984 from the University of York. A mathematician and accountant (FCA) by training, David is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Commerce (RSA) and was the 2005 Scottish Entrepreneur of the Year for Technology. In the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours, David was awarded the OBE for services to industry in Scotland.

 
 
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