Shareholder Activism
for the Modern Age

Based in London, Gatemore manages an activist strategy focused on turnarounds, recoveries, and growth opportunities, principally across the UK and US. Whereas most active managers focus solely on identifying value, our strategy is based on creating value. We believe that taking a more engaged approach enables us not only to outperform broader markets but also to understand and control risk in a fundamental way.

Installing a Winning Team

In 2017, Gatemore built a substantial stake in DX Group PLC and replaced the board of directors, installing a team which has led a remarkable turnaround and return to profitability and growth

Returning to Growth

In 2018, Gatemore acquired the US sports agency of TLA Worldwide PLC, renamed it GSE Worldwide, Inc., and has since led the return to organic and acquisition-led growth

Supporting a Founder-Led Turnaround

In 2019, Gatemore started to build a position in Superdry PLC, actively supporting the return of Julian Dunkerton to the role of CEO and his plans to revitalize the brand

Liad

Liad Meidar

Managing Partner

Bakari Sellers

Senior Advisor

Daisy

Daisy Clarke

Executive Assistant

William Grant

Research Analyst

Wilson Lihn

Director of Research

Laura Paulekaite

Creative & Marketing

Marzena Ramjohn

Group Accountant & Operations Assistant

Matthew Scarborough

Research Analyst

Gatemore Capital Management
33 Cavendish Square
London W1G 0PW

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Liad Meidar

Managing Partner

Liad Meidar oversees all aspects of portfolio management.

Prior to founding Gatemore in 2005, Liad had a background in both finance and operations, including running a Seattle-based technology company incubator. Liad began his career as an analyst in leveraged finance at BT Alex Brown in New York.

Liad has extensive experience as a board member of companies undergoing turnarounds, including Jazz Technologies, a publicly-traded semiconductor wafer foundry based in Newport, California, and MAG Industrial Automation Systems, a privately-held global machine tool builder with dual headquarters in Michigan and Germany.

Liad is a board member of three Gatemore portfolio companies: GSE Worldwide, Inc., a fully integrated talent management and sports agency where he is Chairman; Factorial, Inc., developer of a breakthrough solid-state, lithium-ion battery technology; and SurvivorNet, Inc., an online health media company.

 

In addition, Liad serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council at Princeton University and on the Board of Trustees of the American School in London. He received an AB in economics from Princeton University.


George Cadbury

Partner

George Cadbury is responsible for all aspects of business and strategic development.

His previous experience includes the Head of Business Development and President of the largest independent hedge fund platform in the UK in 2007, PCE Investors, with peak assets of $3 billion.

George was also Managing Director of an independent Irish UCITS platform – Merchant Capital. Prior to joining Merchant Capital, George was Managing Director in Europe for Ubequity Capital, a Canadian private equity firm. He was also Head of European Operations for Mondore General Trading, a physical commodity trader.

George is a board member of Gatemore portfolio company GSE Worldwide, Inc., a fully integrated talent management and sports agency. He graduated with a BA in History from Exeter University.


David Cassells

CFO & COO

David Cassells is responsible for finance, operations and compliance.

Prior to joining Gatemore, David worked as group Accountant for G.H. Financials Ltd, an FCA-regulated global clearing and settlements company, where he produced year-end audited statutory accounts for three entities in the UK, US and Hong Kong and ensured the firm was FCA compliant, with particular focus on client money regulations. Prior to that, David worked at Klesch Group and was responsible for the accounting function of the FCA regulated company as well as three Swiss-based entities. Previous to this David worked as an Assistant accountant for the asset management branch of Babcock & Brown.

David is a board member of Gatemore portfolio company GSE Worldwide, Inc., a fully integrated talent management and sports agency. He received a BA in Business Economics from Leicester University and is an ACCA qualified accountant.


Bakari Sellers

Senior Advisor

Bakari Sellers is a Senior Advisor to Gatemore, advising the company on its ESG initiatives and serving as a board member of select portfolio companies.

Bakari was born into an activist family. His father, civil rights leader Cleveland Sellers, instilled core values in him to continue in the tireless commitment to service. 

In 2005 Bakari earned a bachelor’s degree in African-American Studies from Morehouse College.  He continued his education at the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2008 earning a juris doctor. Bakari currently practices law with the Strom Law Firm, LLC in Columbia, SC where he heads the firm’s Strategic Communication and Public Affairs team and has recently added Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consulting to the list of services offered.

Bakari made history in the 2006 South Carolina state legislature as the youngest African American elected official in the nation, at the age of 22.  His political career did not stop there, in 2014 he was the Democratic Nominee for Lt. Governor in the state of South Carolina. Bakari has also worked for United States Congressman James Clyburn and former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin.

His accomplishments do not go unnoticed within the Democratic Party.  In 2008 he served on President Obama’s South Carolina steering committee. His ability to “reach across the aisle to get things done” has led to numerous achievements including being named TIME Magazine’s 40 Under 40 and “The Root 100” list of the nation’s most influential African-Americans in 2015, and HBCU Top 30 Under 30 in July 2014. 

Bakari has served as a featured speaker at various Political Events, Universities, and National Trade Organizations across the country, such as the 2008 and 2016 Democratic National Convention. 

Bakari Sellers recently released a New York Times Best Seller My Vanishing Country: A Memoir. The book has been described as part memoir, part historical and cultural analysis illustrating the lives of America’s forgotten black working-class men and women.

Bakari recently expanded his audience with the Bakari Sellers Podcast, a twice-a-week show that is part of The Ringer Podcast Network. His podcasts discuss a variety of topics from politics, race, sports, media, the presidential campaign, and much more.

Daisy

Daisy Clarke

Executive Assistant

Daisy provides administrative support to the team.

Prior to joining Gatemore, Daisy was an Executive Assistant to the Branson family at Virgin Management and held a number of personal assistant roles within the music industry and family offices.

Daisy attended the University of Manchester and has an Executive Secretarial Qualification from Quest Professional.

 

William Grant

Research Analyst

William is a Research Analyst on the investment team.

Prior to joining Gatemore, William was a Vice President at Evercore in the Strategic Advisory Division where he advised clients on a wide range of transactions including M&A and Restructurings, as well as general corporate finance and strategy. Prior to that, William worked at HSBC in the Investment Banking Division in both New York & London.

William graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from Durham University.

Wilson Lihn

Director of Research

Wilson started his investment career as a Research Analyst at Gatemore. Prior to joining Gatemore, Wilson served as a legal compliance and Internet abuse associate at United Online, the parent company of Juno and NetZero. 

Wilson is a board member of Gatemore portfolio company GSE Worldwide, Inc., a fully integrated talent management and sports agency. He graduated from Columbia University with a BA in History and received an MBA with distinction from NYU’s Stern School of Business where he was named a Stern Scholar. He is also a CFA charterholder.

 

Laura Paulekaite

Marketing & Creative

Laura supports brand development and communications.

Previously Laura has worked both as a freelance designer and an in-house creative lead. She started her career working in finance and has a degree from Cass Business School as well as professional qualifications from CATC Design School.

 

Marzena Ramjohn

Group Accountant & Operations Associate

Marzena is responsible for the group accounts and provides support with risk management.

Prior to joining Gatemore Marzena was Financial Manager at GardaWorld Corporation. Her career also includes experience with a private equity firm, in the position of Senior Accountant. 

Marzena is an ACCA Qualified Accountant.

 

Matthew Scarborough

Research Analyst

Matthew is a research analyst on the investment team.

Prior to joining Gatemore, Matthew was an Associate at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking Division where he advised clients on a wide range of transactions including M&A and financings, as well as general corporate finance and strategy.

Matthew graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours) in Mechatronics and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Economics) from the University of Auckland in New Zealand. He also completed part of his studies at University College London.

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33 Cavendish Square
London W1G 0PW