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Mark Smith

Board adviser

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Mark is a Partner, Investments and Special Projects, with 1818 Venture Capital, a Guernsey based investment group focused on investing growth capital in early stage transformative businesses.


He has 20 years of international legal and business experience which began in private practice with a leading US firm in New York in the structured finance team followed by cross border M&A work in Vancouver, Canada. Mark then moved in-house to head the legal department of an investment bank in Bahrain. He spent 5 years in Qatar as General Counsel to one of the Qatari sovereign entities with over $22BN of assets.


Immediately prior to joining 1818 VC, Mark was a partner with a private equity fund in London focused on the buy and builds of financial services businesses where, among other things, he was instrumental in raising funds from his network for the first time management team and successfully led the ownership and control process in acquiring and restructuring an EU-based bank.