We are currently looking for great businesses with revenue of between £3m and £10m to acquire, operate and make even greater
‘Middle 8’ is a musical term that refers to a pivotal, transitional phase of a song, which serves to enhance the sections that both precede and follow it. This is the role that we aspire to play in the lifecycle of an evolving business.

Who We Are

Who We Are

  • High calibre network
  • Emotional intelligence

Middle 8 Capital represents a group of Acquisition Entrepreneurs with backgrounds ranging from CEOs and FDs to Private Equity and Management Consulting, with compelling track records across a variety of sectors.


Led by our two principals, Tim Lacey and Jeroen van den Berge, we invest in small businesses with great scale-up potential, to which we can provide financial capital, top talent, and a level of operational experience more usually reserved for blue chip corporates or Silicon Valley start-ups.


Middle 8 Capital’s Acquisition Entrepreneurs consist of experienced senior executives of the highest calibre, who will take C-level roles in investee companies they lead on.


We further benefit from the support of a wider network of top-level talent, from NEDs and Chairmen to functional experts, such as e-commerce, digital transformation and export specialists, all of whom have track records of delivering growth and significant shareholder value in SME, private and PE-backed environments. Additional expertise from the Middle 8 Capital network may also be brought into an investee business in a full-time, interim, board or consultancy capacity, as required.