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Drawing on 60 years of retail experience, we back like-minded entrepreneurs with the passion to build exceptional consumer brands

Lewis Trust Group

We are the family owned group that created and still fully owns River Island, one of the most successful and enduring fashion brands in the UK. In addition to retailing, the group also has worldwide interests in hotels, property and portfolios of both public and private-market investments, employing over 15,000 people globally.

The LTG Investment team source and manage a portfolio of investments of funds, co-investments and direct investments in private companies.

When it comes to direct investments, we love to partner with entrepreneurs who have successfully identified markets with high growth potential.

We seek to support growth and help create sustainable value alongside management teams by leveraging our group’s in house expertise and operational know-how.

With permanent family capital, we have the flexibility to take a truly long term view when looking at investment opportunities, and mostly focus on growth stage consumer companies based in the UK, US & Europe.

In addition, we also work closely with River Island to understand their key business objectives and priorities to help connect them with relevant, disruptive retail tech companies within our venture fund portfolios and broader network.

Direct Portfolio

Mint Velvet

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Dolls Kill

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Trendy International Group

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Global Fashion Group

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The Hut Group

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Important Studios

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Fund partners


BTG Pactual

Chrys Capital






Footprint Ventures

Goldman Sachs Capital Partners

Israel Infrastructure



L Catterton Asia


New Silk Route




Vinci Partners


Alex Brick
Investment Director

Alex focuses on sourcing new investment opportunities for LTG. From 1983 until 2009 Alex served as CEO of Speciality Retail Group Plc. From 2009 he was CEO of Gordon Brothers Europe leading the expansion of the Group into Europe. Alex has been active in various community organisations. In his spare time he is a keen golfer and enjoys travelling.

Daina Spedding, CFA
Investment Manager

Daina joined LTG in 2011 and focuses on sourcing and executing investment opportunities in e-commerce, fashion and wider consumer sectors. She has 10 years experience in investments, private equity, valuations and strategy (PwC, AS DIENA / Bonnier AB). She holds M.Sc. in Strategic Management from EDHEC Business School in France and B.Sc. in Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. Daina is married and has two sons. In her spare time she enjoys dancing and travelling.

Michael Rosehill
Head of Investments

Michael heads up LTG’s investment team and holds other roles within the Group, including main board member and responsibility for finance. Michael has 25+ years’ experience in finance and private equity. During his free time, Michael enjoys spending time with his family, cinema and listening to his extensive collection of Bob Dylan records.

Rachel Marshall, CFA
Investment Manager

Rachel joined LTG’s Private Equity team in 2013 and works across both direct investments and fund opportunities. Prior to that she was an investment analyst at Cavendish Asset Management, the group’s in-house listed equities manager where she rotated across a number of geographically focussed funds.
Rachel is a holder of the IMC and CFA qualifications and studied Economics at the University of Nottingham.
When not in the office, Rachel loves taking on new fitness challenges, catching up with friends and shopping - for due diligence reasons of course.

Robert Bedford
Senior Investment & Risk Manager

Rob joined LTG in 2011 and works across direct investments, funds and a consumer focused listed equities portfolio. After graduating with a BA from Oxford and MSc from LSE, Rob gained experience in finance, valuation and capital markets with Barclays Capital and Makinson Cowell, an advisor to a range of FTSE350 companies. He is a chartered management accountant and has passed all 3 CFA exams. Outside of the office Rob is a keen sportsman and cyclist.

Shula Hoare
Team Assistant

Shula has more than 10 years’ administrative support experience recently joining LTG in September 2015 as an Executive Assistant to Michael & team. Prior to LTG, she worked at L’Oreal UKI executive office and Baugur Group. In her spare time she enjoys keeping fit, seeing friends & family and going to the theatre.

Susie Stanford
Investment Manager

Susie joined LTG in 2015 to further develop the teams’ portfolio of consumer and technology investments. Prior to joining the firm she was at a principal investment group focused on private-to-public equity investments and turn-around financing. Previous to that Susie spent 6 years with Goldman Sachs in roles including EMEA Derivatives and Cross Asset Sales Trading. She holds a degree in Economics from LSE, and is a passionate Angel investor in creative industry start-ups. Outside the office she is a keen motorcyclist and traveller, combining the two whenever possible.

Sam Lewis

Sam joined LTG Capital in 2017 after spending almost 11 years at River Island where he was involved in areas ranging from buying, sourcing, development, retail operations, shopfit and property. In his free time Sam enjoys all things automotive, film, books and his family.

Fiona Kinsella
Executive Assistant

Fiona joined LTG in 2016 and plays an integral role as the team’s executive assistant. She has several years’ worth of experience in administration and has been working in the field since completing her archaeology degree. Out of the office she is a keen swimmer and can be found encouraging her colleagues to join her in the lidos of London.

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