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Our Team

Based in the South the Altitude team has over 80 years' combined experience in the sector with a focus upon investing in and working with local businesses


Michael Joseph

Advisory Panel Member

Michael is Chairman of Northedge Capital LLP and a non-executive Director at the law firm Shakespeare Martineau.

Michael is the former UK Managing Director of Lloyds TSB Development Capital - LDC. He spent 15 years at LDC with eight as Managing Director and a further four years as Managing Director of Structured Finance at Lloyds TSB, which included responsibility for private equity, acquisition finance and asset finance. Whilst Managing Director at LDC he grew it from a London centric business to the large regional mid-market business that it is today.

Between 2007 and 2010 Michael built and ran the successful London mid-market mezzanine business of DE Shaw, one of the world’s largest hedge funds.

He is a former member of the British Venture Capital Association Council. Michael brings extensive investment, management and strategic skills to Altitude.



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