Melford Capital

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"Melford Capital Ltd was founded in 2002 by Harry Hart...In 2005 James Osborne joined the business. Having made their last acquisitions in 2006, Hart and Osborne then proceeded to liquidate their portfolio, deliberately withdrawing from the market by 2007. In 2008 Freddie Wingfield Digby joined Melford from Barclays Capital and Ludo Mackenzie, formerly the Fund Manager of Henderson's UK Property Fund, became a partner in 2009.

"In 2009, Melford formally commenced fundraising for its newly created Melford Special Situations LP, targeting GBP125m in new equity from university endowments, foundations and family offices. Patrick Bushnell, formerly Head of Property for Henderson Global Investors, was appointed non-executive Chairman of Melford Special Situations LP and Chairman of it's Investment Committee. The Partnership held its first close in September of that year and its final close in December 2010."[1]

Advisory Board

Accessed October 2012: [2]

  • Jonnie Goodwin - Global Head of the Media Investment Banking Group at Jefferies
  • Brent Hoberman - Chairman of, the UK's leading interior design website and was previously co-founder and CEO of, which he founded with Martha Lane-Fox in 1998
  • Andrew Huntley - Non-executive director of Liberty International and Miller Group. Former Chairman of Richard Ellis and non-executive Director of Pillar Property plc
  • Pippa Malmgren - Former adviser to the White House on financial markets and President of the Canonbury Group



Resources and articles

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  1. Melford Capital About, organizational web page, accessed October 5, 2012.
  2. Melford Capital Partners Advisory board, organizational web page, accessed October 5, 2012.