Absail Partners is a specialist consulting firm offering business development guidance to early stage companies, start-ups, and family owned businesses. We serve a wide range of clientele, and every client relationship is valued and respected. Each engagement starts from an understanding of your business and benefits from the depth and breadth of our expertise.
Absail Partners works closely with management teams of smaller enterprises and family-owned firms who face significant challenges in developing their business.
We assist our clients in a variety of ways, helping them to:
- develop their existing business
- expand into new markets
- modify/implement strategic objectives
- manage key client relationships
- make and/or integrate acquisitions
- raise further capital *
Capital raising is performed by Sturgeon Ventures LLP when introduced by Absail Capital Ltd, our sister company which is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Sturgeon Ventures LLP. Absail Capital Ltd is registered in England and Wales under company number 09922355 and has its registered office at St Andrews Castle G4, 33 St Andrews Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3PH.
Dr Eric Warner
Dr Eric Warner is the Founder and Managing Director of Absail Partners Ltd, the specialist consultancy he established in 2015 to work with start-up, early stage, SME and family-owned companies. He brings a history of consultancy work and a substantial record of achievement to bear of the problems of such companies, as they seek to develop their business, grow into new markets, make new acquisitions, or raise further capital. This last function is performed by his sister company, Absail Capital Ltd.
Previously he was Managing Director, EMEA of Sail Capital Partners Ltd, a US based venture capital firm focussed on sustainable technology and cleantech companies. Prior to that he was Co-CEO and Head of Investor Relations for Altius Associates, and a member of the Altius Board, and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Coller Institute of Private Equity at the London Business School. He is currently Chairman or NED for a number of client firms whom he has advised
Prior to joining Altius, Dr Warner spent ten years at Mercer Ltd, the international consulting practice, as Head of European Private Equity and M&A. He led a European team of 17 professionals performing due diligence and change management consulting on private equity investment companies, as well as corporates undergoing significant change and M&A. He has substantial corporate finance experience from his work in investment banking, previously holding senior positions at Société Générale, NatWest Markets, and Security Pacific Hoare Govett, where he specialized in capital markets and Financials Institutions coverage. Before joining Mercer, he was Chief Financial Officer of Aon Group Ltd, based in the UK.
Dr. Warner holds a BA in English from Yale University and a DPhil from Oxford. Dr. Warner is also a Member of the RSA and the Institute of Directors. His passions are literature, theatre, wine, and music.