At C5 we are able to offer our investment partners our support and expertise in three specific areas:
At C5 we work selectively with companies that share our passion for innovation; shareholders driven by an ambition to maximise value; leaders who recognise the importance of intelligent, mutually beneficial collaboration.
In each investment, we seek to:
Security and safety are being redefined in the 21st century. Technology is at the core.
C5 focuses on four core segments:
Prospective partners must also be able to demonstrate:
If your company meets the above criteria and you would like to discuss a potential investment in complete confidence, please contact us.
André is a successful serial entrepreneur. He is the founder of the Good Governance Group, an international security and risk consultancy which he has grown organically and through acquisition. André is a barrister by background and is an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa.
Nazo was a member of the founding team of Carlyle European Technology Partners and led a number of transactions in the technology and internet sectors. Prior to this, Nazo worked at JH Partners, a San Francisco-based growth fund, and was Director of Marketing and Business Development at Thermo Fisher, a publicly-listed company. In addition to providing leadership at C5, Nazo serves on the board of the Arts Council England and the Charity Commission, the regulatory body to the voluntary sector of England and Wales.
Nazo has a Bachelors Degree in International Economics from UCLA and an MBA from Columbia University.
Christina has more than 25 years’ experience of investing in early stage companies and fund management. She is a former director of 3i, one of the leading European venture capital and growth equity providers, latterly overseeing 3i’s technology portfolio in the UK. In addition to her role at C5, Chris is a non-executive director of Standard Life European Private Equity Trust plc, Baronsmead VCT 2 plc and was recently appointed Senior Independent Director of the British Business Bank plc. She has an MBA from London Business School.
Mike served as 17th Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2007 to 2011. He was principal military advisor to President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama. He was 28th Chief of Naval Operations from 2005 to 2007.
Admiral Mullen has a Master of Science in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School and completed the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School.
Mike currently serves on the boards of General Motors, InQTel and Sprint.
Graeme has had a long and distinguished military career with both the Regular and UK Special Forces, of which he was Director from 2001 to 2003. Graeme is a non-executive director of AEGIS, a leading private security company. He has been formally recognised by Her Majesty’s Government seven times for his service to the nation.
Jacques has worked with leading international groups such as Matra, Aerospatiale and EADS. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee to the French Minister of Defence.
Jacques holds a degree in Aerospace Engineering and is a graduate of the Stanford Business School and the Institute of High National Defence Studies (IHEDN). He has been awarded both the Ordre National du Mérite and the Legion d’Honneur.
Sally Donnelly is the CEO of SBD Advisors, a Washington-based consulting firm. Previously, she worked for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and for the Commander of U.S. operations in the Mid East. Sally is on the Board of Imperatis, a U.S. technology and intelligence company. She is a former journalist.
Sector: Safety – Detection Solutions
Metrasens is a magnetic detection business that was spun out of the international defence firm, Qinetiq.
The Company has two product categories that utilise its unique and patented technologies: Ferroguard, an MRI room safety device and Cellsense, a metal detection device used in prisons, hotels and high value government and office buildings. In the security segment, Cellsense is the category leader and is already installed in over 200 prisons in the US and across the globe.
UK headquartered, the team is led by Dr. Simon Goodyear.
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