Wir sind ein kleines Team von jungen, langfristig orientierten Unternehmern. Unsere Entscheidungswege sind kurz, und wir agieren situationsgerecht, schnell und pragmatisch.

Elliott Nicholson

Managing Director
+44 (0) 782 463 5597

Elliott is a founding member of Longacre Group and responsible for its investments. Before Longacre, he was a member of H.I.G. Capital’s private equity team in London. Elliott has extensive investment experience completing a wide range of transactions in a variety of industries with a particular focus on industrials and business services.
Prior to H.I.G., Elliott was part of the investment banking team at J.P. Morgan Cazenove advising UK industrial clients.
Elliott graduated from University College London with a degree in Economics.


Stani Schmidt-Chiari

Managing Director
+44 (0) 77 133 151 94

Stani is a founding member of Longacre Group and responsible for its investments. He is on the board of Dycem, Taylor Hopkinson, MSS, Pura Diagnostics and Prowrap. Before Longacre Group, Stani was at H.I.G. Capital covering the UK and German speaking countries for private equity investments. Prior to that he worked at Apax Partners focusing on financial and business services companies. Stani started his career at Lehman Brothers in leveraged finance.

Stani graduated from University College London with a degree in East European Studies and Economics and holds an MBA from INSEAD. He is a native German speaker, is fluent in English and French and speaks conversational Russian.


James Moreton

+44 (0) 79 586 333 90

Prior to joining Longacre, James was a Director at Pitt Capital Partners the investment arm of Washington H. Soul Pattinson & Co Ltd (SOL.ASX), an Australian diversified investment house. In this role James led a number of private market investment strategies with a focus on financial and business services. Before joining Pitt Capital Partners, James worked in the financial institutions investment banking division of J.P. Morgan in Sydney and at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. James holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Nottingham.

David Botha

Associate Director
+44 (0) 770 628 4349

Prior to joining Longacre, David was in the UK Investment Banking team at Bank of America in London. He worked on M&A, Equity and Leverage Finance transactions across multiple sectors including industrials, financial services and mining. David started his career at PWC within the Corporate Finance and Due Diligence teams, across industrials and healthcare services.

David holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Stellenbosch University and is a qualified Chartered Accountant

Catherine Spyropoulos

Associate Director
+44 (0) 75 184 060 24

Prior to joining Longacre Group, Catherine was in the Principal Investments team at Investec Bank plc. She was involved in executing and managing numerous equity investments for the bank’s proprietary portfolio which spanned multiple sectors.

Catherine holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Witwatersrand and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Lisa Schnepp

Business Executive

Lisa is a Business Executive at Longacre and is responsible for Operational aspects. Prior to Longacre she was an Operations Consultant at Excluserv Ltd., a Chief of Staff at NobleCSS, a Cybersecurity Start-up, as well as varied other operational roles at a Service-Design Agency and Berlin Start-ups. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Applied Sciences Arnhem and Nijmegen.