Edmund Lazarus founded EMK Capital having previously been Managing Partner of Bregal Capital. Edmund was a founder of Bregal Capital in 2002 and has been in senior private equity positions for over 18 years. Edmund’s early career was as a strategic consultant with Bain & Co and as an M&A and Corporate Finance adviser with SG Warburg, working with Mark Joseph who has been a friend for 25 years, and Merrill Lynch before he entered the private equity industry initially with Morgan Stanley Capital Partners. Edmund’s track record at Bregal Capital covers 15 investments and approx. £900m of investment at cost. Edmund is committed to public service alongside his professional career and served from 1992 to 2002 on Westminster Council the City Government for Central London latterly as Chairman of Finance and Deputy Leader, as Chairman of Finance of the London Development Agency from 2008 to 2012 and as Chairman of the London Green Fund from 2012 to 2016 (the latter positions nominated by the Mayor of London). Edmund graduated with a first class degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University where he was also elected president of the Oxford Union in 1989. He is married with 4 children and is interested in education and health reform, philanthropy, art, football and skiing.