Maurice Pinto

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"Maurice is an investor, entrepreneur and former part-time professor at London Business School. Over the course of his career, he has invested in a number of new and developing businesses, both in the US and Europe. He co-founded Sea Containers with James Sherwood in 1965. He co-led the buy-out of SDX Business Systems, a telephone equipment business, and was its chairman when it floated in 1996 and eventually sold to Lucent in 1998.

"Maurice tried with some limited success to revive the fortunes of traditional UK men's hat-maker Christy's, which was sold to an external management team in 2007. He is a prolific angel investor in the UK, and was the only investor in Innocent, the well known UK maker of smoothies and is one of Innocent's major shareholders. Maurice currently serves on the board of the English National Ballet and is Chairman of Ballet Black. He received his undergraduate degree in economics from Yale University and an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School." [1]

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  1. Team, Abacus Partners , accessed November 9, 2011.