Rupert is founder and CEO of D5 Capital, a corporate finance organisation which specialises in media, technology and healthcare transactions and investments. During his career, he created, built and sold his own financial communications agency (Focus Communications). Focus Communications acted on over 50 IPOs and M&A transactions during the 1990’s, growing to 60 staff and £5m revenues before being sold to Grey Advertising in 1998. He then established D5 Capital, a regulated corporate finance boutique, which has advised over 30 digital, PR and data services agencies on their strategy, growth and sale. D5 Capital also manages a private funding platform for media and technology companies in Europe which has so far raised over $40m for 25 growth companies.
As a guide for marketing services company owners, he wrote ‘Making Millions from Creativity’ (Matador, 2013), focusing on the central issue of earn-out transactions.