Malcolm Kpedekpo

Malcolm Kpedekpo
Malcolm Kpedekpo
Personal information
Date of birth 27 August 1976 (1976-08-27) (age 35)
Place of birth Aberdeen, Scotland
Height 6 ft (1.8 m)
Playing position Centre forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1999 Aberdeen 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Malcolm Kpedekpo (born 27 August 1976 in Aberdeen, Scotland) is an investment banker and former association football player. Playing for Aberdeen as a schoolboy and later while at university, Kpedekpo left football to move to Australia working for KPMG. He returned to Scotland to work for the Bank of Scotland before starting investment firm Panoramic Growth Equity.

Life and career

Kpedekpo was born in Aberdeen, Scotland on 27 August 1976. While still at school, Kpedekpo played for Aberdeen as a centre forward. Joining the club at the age of 16, he made his debut at 18 while continuing to study, eventually completing a university degree in management and accounting. He made eleven league appearances in total, without scoring.[1]

Following the completion of his degree Kpedekpo returned to playing full-time football with Aberdeen. Finding himself frustrated by his lack of first-team football, Kpedekpo was offered the opportunity to go on loan to another club, but instead chose to leave football and follow up an offer given to him by KPMG at a university awards dinner. Moving to Australia on secondment, Kpedekpo stayed there for five years before moving back to his native Scotland to work for the Bank of Scotland.[2][3]

Kpedekpo started investment firm Panoramic Growth Equity with some colleagues from the Bank of Scotland. The firm secured GB£21.7 million from the UK Government's Enterprise Capital Fund, the first Scottish-based company to benefit from that scheme. In June 2010 the firm held a first close of its debut fund at £34 million, the only SME growth fund to close in the United Kingdom in 2010 until then.[3][4]

References

  1. ^ "Malcolm Kpedekpo". Aberdeen FC Heritage Trust. http://www.afcheritage.org/Team/CurrentSquad/player_show.cfm?player_id=498&Season=1995-96. Retrieved 22 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Goslan, Richard (3 May 2010). "Top Guns". CA Magazine (Edinburgh: Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland) 114 (May 2010): 21. ISSN 1352-9021. http://www.camagonline.co.uk/pdf/CAMag_2010-5.pdf. Retrieved 22 August 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Who’s who in corporate finance 2009 - Panoramic Growth Equity". CA Magazine (Edinburgh: Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland) 113 (December 2009): 69. ISSN 1352-9021. http://www.camagonline.co.uk/pdf/CAMag_2009-12.pdf. Retrieved 22 August 2010. 
  4. ^ Thomas, Nathalie (15 June 2010). "Venture capital firm PGE raises £34m to plug funding gap". Scotsman.com (Edinburgh: Johnston Press Digital Publishing). http://business.scotsman.com/industry/Venture-capital-firm-PGE-raises.6361406.jp. Retrieved 22 August 2010. 

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