Dr Keith Arundale
Dr Keith Arundale
- Visiting Fellow
Profile & Expertise
Dr Keith Arundale is a 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 which is possibly the only undergraduate course in this area in the UK. 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.
Key publications, books, research & papers
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Investigating the characteristics of top performing venture capital funds in Europe and USA
Arundale K (2017) Investigating the characteristics of top performing venture capital funds in Europe and USA. ISBE Conference 2017
Non-practitioner views on the reasons for the difference in performance between European and US venture capital funds
Arundale K (2016) Non-practitioner views on the reasons for the difference in performance between European and US venture capital funds. ISBE Conference 2016.
Differences in investment practices between European and US venture capital funds: a frequency analysis
Arundale K (2015) Differences in investment practices between European and US venture capital funds: a frequency analysis. ISBE Conference 2015.
A guide to private equity
BVCA (2010) A guide to private equity. Author: Arundale K. London: BVCA
Raising venture capital finance in Europe
Arundale K (2007) Raising venture capital finance in Europe. London: Kogan Page