We are a specialised team of investment bankers, combining deep industry insight and transaction experience. We know the market landscape, valuation drivers and key participants in the technology industry, and are uniquely positioned to advise on M&A, capital raising and growth strategy.
— Capital SCF Team
JAMES CLARK James is Managing Director and founder of Capital SCF.  He specialises in the Software, Internet and Computer Services sector.  The disruption to the sector, manifested in Cloud Computing and Software as a Service, is an area of particular interest.  Before founding Capital SCF in 2008 James was Head of European Software & Services Equity Research at Credit Suisse which he joined in 1999.  While running the Equity Research team at Credit Suisse, James ranked number 1 in his sector in the 2006 Financial Times Starmine awards, he and his team also ranked 1st in the 2007 Extel survey, 2nd in the 2008 Institutional Investor poll for European Software and his team were ranked in the top 3 by Institutional Investor in the European Software category every year from 2000 to 2008.  With over a decade of experience in public markets focused on the Software, IT services and Internet sectors, James helped to bring a number of companies to the public market, including Amadeus, Devoteam, Ision and Moneysupermarket.com.  Prior to Credit Suisse, James worked as a consultant to British Airways Airport Service Development on the design of management information systems and business process change.  James read French at Kings College, London for his Bachelors degree.

JAMES CLARK

James is Managing Director and founder of Capital SCF.  He specialises in the Software, Internet and Computer Services sector.  The disruption to the sector, manifested in Cloud Computing and Software as a Service, is an area of particular interest.  Before founding Capital SCF in 2008 James was Head of European Software & Services Equity Research at Credit Suisse which he joined in 1999.  While running the Equity Research team at Credit Suisse, James ranked number 1 in his sector in the 2006 Financial Times Starmine awards, he and his team also ranked 1st in the 2007 Extel survey, 2nd in the 2008 Institutional Investor poll for European Software and his team were ranked in the top 3 by Institutional Investor in the European Software category every year from 2000 to 2008.  With over a decade of experience in public markets focused on the Software, IT services and Internet sectors, James helped to bring a number of companies to the public market, including Amadeus, Devoteam, Ision and Moneysupermarket.com.  Prior to Credit Suisse, James worked as a consultant to British Airways Airport Service Development on the design of management information systems and business process change.  James read French at Kings College, London for his Bachelors degree.

NICOLAS DE SMET Nicolas is a Director at Capital SCF where he specialises in the IT and Engineering Services sectors.  He was previously Head of M&A at Altran, the French engineering services company, for 6 years where he executed several M&A transactions both on the buy-side and sell-side. Prior to that he was an equity research analyst at HSBC for 15 years covering US and European IT Services companies.

NICOLAS DE SMET

Nicolas is a Director at Capital SCF where he specialises in the IT and Engineering Services sectors.  He was previously Head of M&A at Altran, the French engineering services company, for 6 years where he executed several M&A transactions both on the buy-side and sell-side. Prior to that he was an equity research analyst at HSBC for 15 years covering US and European IT Services companies.

 
LUCY VERNER Lucy Verner is a Chief Operating Officer and joined Capital SCF in 2016. Previously she worked at Credit Suisse from 1996 to 2016.  Her most recent role was as part of the Corporate Access team principally responsible for equity conferences, coordinating all one-on-one and small group meetings between investors and corporates.  Before that, she worked in the Roadshow team executing deal and non deal roadshows, field trips and bespoke investor trips. Lucy holds a BA in Geography from Nottingham University.

LUCY VERNER

Lucy Verner is a Chief Operating Officer and joined Capital SCF in 2016. Previously she worked at Credit Suisse from 1996 to 2016.  Her most recent role was as part of the Corporate Access team principally responsible for equity conferences, coordinating all one-on-one and small group meetings between investors and corporates.  Before that, she worked in the Roadshow team executing deal and non deal roadshows, field trips and bespoke investor trips.

Lucy holds a BA in Geography from Nottingham University.