Welcome to Caird Capital

Caird Capital is a private equity firm that has led two substantial portfolio acquisitions, from Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland.

Our Team

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Graeme Shankland

Managing Partner


Graeme has worked within Corporate Finance for over 25 years and has extensive investment experience across the Private Equity market. He originated and executed a number of the portfolio investments and sits on the Investment Committee responsible for follow-on capital. Graeme is married with two grown up children and is interested in sport, aviation and music.

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Neil Scragg



Neil has worked in the industry for over 20 years and has extensive experience in portfolio management and new investment from his 12 years at Gresham LLP. Neil was responsible for our successful exits of Willerby Holiday Homes, Chaucer, TM Lewin and Maynard & Harris. Neil has two teenage children who take up much of his time and enjoys playing tennis.

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Gavin Key

Finance Director


Gavin is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has worked in Financial Services for over 15 years, the last 12 years in private equity. As Finance Director, he is responsible for accounting, reporting and tax for Caird. Gavin is married with three young children. He is a keen hill walker and one day plans to walk the length of Hadrian’s Wall.