Graham Elton

Graham Elton is a Senior Adviser to bd-capital and sits on the firm's Investment Advisory Committee.


Graham ran the Private Equity practice in EMEA for Bain & Company from 2005 to mid-2018 and has over 10 years of experience on the firm’s Investment Committee.  He was also a leader in the Media practice.


Graham has extensive commercial due diligence and post-acquisition value creation experience across a range of geographies and industries (particularly media, business services, retail and leisure).  His experience also includes corporate strategy, corporate carveouts, merger integration and commercial excellence.


In addition to his work with Bain, Graham serves as chairman of Lane Clark & Peacock, Pageant Media, SLR Consulting and Capital Economics. He is also a board member of Now Teach and National Youth Theatre.


Prior to joining Bain, Graham was a partner at Evolution Global Partners where he evaluated investment opportunities in media, financial services, consumer and technology sectors; chief executive officer at Miller Freeman UK (now part of Informa) where he integrated three businesses; managing director at FT Business; and strategy director at Pearson.


Graham holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MA from The University of Oxford