OLE BETTUM

Ole is a Founder Partner of Bestport Capital and has extensive experience of Private equity investing in the UK.

He began his finance career with Price Waterhouse and joined Close Brothers Group PLC in 1996 to help launch their smaller venture capital investment arm. Between 1996 and 2005 he was instrumental in building Close Venture Management (“CVM”) from an early stage to a highly successful venture investment business with some £130 million under management.

During his time with CVM, Ole led investments in over 20 ventures such as Careforce Group PLC, Dolphin Nurseries Ltd, Cassium Technologies Ltd, Intercare Group, and Grosvenor Health Ltd. In 2005 he, together with James Stoddart, founded Bestport Ventures which has successfully raised and invested institutional and HNW Private equity funds in over 15 companies.

Ole holds a Bsc (Econ) from the London School of economics and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

obettum@bestport.co.uk