Dr Keith Arundale is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the ICMA Centre and specialises in private equity and venture capital. He lectures on the MSc degrees in Corporate Finance and Entrepreneurship and Financing with responsibility for the module on Venture Capital. Keith is also responsible for and lectures on the BSc module on Private Equity & Venture Capital. Keith was with PwC for many years where latterly he was in charge of the venture capital programme and marketing & business development for PwC’s Global Technology Industry Group in Europe. Since leaving PwC Keith has been pursuing a portfolio career of teaching, training and consulting in private equity and venture capital together with non-executive roles.
Keith holds a BSc, ARCS degree in Physics and an MSc, DIC degree in Applied Optics from Imperial College London. He also has a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) in Research Methodology in Business and Management from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. His PhD in Venture Capital is from the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Fellow of the Institute of Directors, Fellow of the Institute of Physics and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is the author of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association’s ‘Guide to Private Equity’ and his book “Raising Venture Capital Finance in Europe” was published by Kogan Page in 2007. He is an executive trainer with MBL Seminars Limited and a specialist consultant on private equity to Right Management (a Manpower Company). He is a past President of the English Technology Tour. He is a regular spokesperson on private equity & venture capital and has appeared on Sky News and CNBC.
Keith was recently a Non-Executive Director, Deputy Chairman and Chair of the Audit Committee at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, and is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He is a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Marketors City of London Livery Company. He is also a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Accountants, a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers and a Freeman of the City of London.
Private Equity and Venture Capital
Introduces the characteristics of private equity as an alternative asset class and the different strategies for establishing a private equity or venture capital fund. Students will learn how to prepare...
Private Equity and Venture Capital
The objective of the module is to develop students’ appreciation of the practical aspects of raising venture capital finance for a private company, working with the venture capital investor in...
Raising Venture Capital Finance in Europe, Kogan Page 2007
Talking Point: Venture Capital ? Signs of Life, ICAEW Corporate Financier, September 2007
Venture capital sector is alive and well in Europe, Financial News, 16 April 2007
Developing Winning Business Plans, contributed chapter in How to build and invest in successful university spinouts, Euromoney Books 2004
What Private Equity Investments are being made in Europe, Who is Investing and How are they Doing?, Journal of Asset Management Vol.13 No.1 (July 2002), pp17-28
European Venture Capital: At An All Time High, The Journal of Private Equity Vol.4 No.3 (Summer 2001), pp43-51
Private equity puts on a good show, Pensions Week No.220 (4 June 2001)
European Venture Capital: It's a record at Euro 25 billion, European Fund Manager, Issue 16 (Q4 2000), pp74-77
A Guide to Private Equity, BVCA 2004
Keith is currently carrying out doctoral research at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow into the performance of venture capital funds in Europe and the United States, specifically investigating the investment practices of venture capital firms.
His publications include:
“Raising Venture Capital Finance in Europe” published by Kogan Page in April 2007
“A Guide to Private Equity” – British Venture Capital Association (latest edition February 2010)
“Developing Winning Business Plans” - chapter in “How to build and invest in successful university spinouts” published by Euromoney Books 2004
“Differences in Investment Practices between European and US Venture Capital Funds: a frequency analysis” – ISBE Conference, 2015
“Nothing ventured, nothing gained” - ICAEW Finance & Management Faculty special report on “Growing your business”, September 2014
“Separating fact from fiction” – guest column in BVCA Journal, Autumn 2013
“Talking Point: Venture Capital – Signs of Life”, ICAEW Corporate Financier, September 2007
“Venture capital sector is alive and well in Europe”, Financial News, 16 April 2007
“What Private Equity Investments are being made in Europe, Who is Investing and How are they Doing?”, Journal of Asset Management Vol.13 No.1 (July 2002), pp17-28
“European Venture Capital: At An All Time High”, The Journal of Private Equity Vol.4 No.3 (Summer 2001), pp43-51
“Private equity puts on a good show”, Pensions Week No.220 (4 June 2001)
“European Venture Capital: It's a record at Euro 25 billion”, European Fund Manager, Issue 16 (Q4 2000), pp74-77
“An investigation into the variation of human contrast sensitivity with age and ocular pathology” - British Journal of Ophthalmology (April 1978), Vol 62. No