ANDREW AYLWIN

Managing Partner

 

Andrew Aylwin, a fluent German and French speaker, has a depth of experience as an investor, borrower, board member and fundraiser that is unrivalled in the capital advisory market.

Before MDW Capital, he spent 19 years at Lyceum Capital, the mid-market PE firm, where he was a partner, member of the Investment Committee and the Management Board.  Andrew led the Firm’s fundraising, investor relations and debt capital markets activities, and worked with, advised or was a director of over 30 companies. Andrew has led financings in the UK and Germany; completed acquisitions across Europe, in the US, China and South Africa; led Lyceum’s record 2013 fundraise as well as its co-investment syndications.  He also led the successful exit of four portfolio companies, in Germany and the UK, returning significant capital to investors.

Andrew Aylwin’s experience ranges from helping companies to redesign their management accounts to focus on divisional profit and cash generation, to devising innovative corporate structures that maximise shareholder value, and to supporting company boards through strong growth as well as liquidity challenges.  He was Chairman of EAT. and led its sale to Prêt a Manger in July 2019.

Andrew Aylwin is passionate about the success of the management teams and shareholders he supports and is well-known for creating innovative solutions that create flexibility and the right outcome for all stakeholders.  During his career, Andrew Aylwin has led more than 100 financings, fund commitment closes and co-investments with over 50 lenders and investors.  In addition to EAT., he was the lead investment partner who led the exit of a further three PE-backed businesses, in Germany and the UK, generating significant returns for Lyceum’s funds’ investors.  Andrew Aylwin led Lyceum’s record fundraising in 2012/3 of its £330 million third fund.

Andrew Aylwin has particular experience in the Technology Services, Software, Healthcare, Hi-tech Engineering and Consumer sectors.  

Andrew Aylwin is married with four children.  He is a co-founder, Vice Chair and trustee of Down’s South London, a community-based charity in Peckham, South London.  In his spare time away from work, charity and family demands, he can be found on the side of a rugby pitch or snowy mountain, on the golf course or at home cooking and enjoying the spoils with a nice glass of wine.