Luke Broadhurst

Luke heads Private Equity for Criticaleye and is also an investor and NED in several other media businesses. Luke has a broad depth and wealth of Private Equity knowledge from the perspective of Houses, Portfolio businesses plus the unique dynamic between the two. Luke uses his extensive relationships with senior executives at Houses and Portfolio businesses for the benefit of both Member's businesses and the Members themselves – whether they are contemplating carve-outs, raising growth capital, financing buy and build strategies, but also for the benefit of those who might simply have a personal interest in finding out more about the Private Equity space. Luke also leads the Private Equity event programme for Criticaleye and is an experienced event Chairman, frequently chairing and facilitating events and roundtables for Criticaleye and at industry events. Prior to Criticaleye, Luke ran his own business, Base Camp Media, a mini media Venture Capital business. It is through Base Camp Media that Luke is an investor and NED in several media and web ventures. From 1997-2001 Luke was Sales Director for Matching Hat Ltd and ran the commercial operations across the business for Your Mortgage, Your Money, Mortgage Solutions, Mortgage Edge, British Mortgage Awards and other financial services media and event brands. He was also responsible for the development of several pioneering financial services websites and sat as a significant minority shareholder on the board. In 2001, Incisive Media acquired Matching Hat and Luke became Publishing Director and subsequently Managing Director of Incisive Media’s mortgage division - a £10m t/o division of the Group. Incisive Media underwent a public to private deal through Apax Partners in 2006 and Luke became a part of the sweet equity scheme in what was then a Private Equity portfolio business.