Garside spent 14 years at 3i and most recently has been responsible for managing the venture capitalist’s operations in Yorkshire and the North East.
Major deals he has organised include the management buyouts of Extec quarry crushers and Zenith Vehicle Contracts, worth £56 million and £18 million respectively. He also raised £57 million of development capital for Smart & Cook insurance brokers, and has exited from care homes group Castlebeck Care and motor vehicle data provider HPI.
Earlier this month Richard Bucknell and Neil Bennett joined ISIS’ deal origination teams in Birmingham and London respectively. ISIS manages the four Baronsmead VCTs and wants to become ‘the preferred equity funder for ambitious companies across the UK’ according to managing director Wol Kolade.
Garside commented, ‘I am eager to get into the South East market and help the team increase the rate of investment.’