Managing Director – Peter Stokes
Peter Stokes, Managing Director
Pasadena and London Offices
Peter has extensive experience dealing with privately owned companies in advising on financing and M&A transaction and acting as a principal investor in private companies. He advises on asset-backed lending transactions and structures lending solutions to mid-market companies seeking alternative sources of finance.
Peter formerly practiced as a corporate attorney with experience in M&A, financing transactions and structuring investment funds (1997-2000). In 2000 Peter went in-house as legal counsel in London with UK based Carphone Warehouse Group PLC, where he led strategic investment transactions and gained experience in the public company environment. Peter was with the company through its IPO and floatation on the main board of the London Stock Exchange. The company subsequently entered the FTSE 100.
Peter was a founding partner of Frontiers Capital, which raised and managed a regulated US$80mm venture capital fund, of which Carphone Warehouse Group PLC was the lead investor. In 2004, Peter led the acquisition of Frontiers Capital by Concord Group, which is a private investment company which he co-founded. Peter has had the benefit of acting both as principal investor and advisor on private equity investments across multiple geographies and sectors including live entertainment, consumer credit, maritime, aviation, and oil & gas. Peter has gained significant experience in both debt and equity cross-border transactions having successfully completed transactions in USA, UK, Europe and southern Africa.
Peter graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Arts (1994) and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B. 1996) and Master of Laws (Commercial Law) (LL.M. 1999).