For each transaction, Harbourne Partners brings a team tailored from a rich pool of partners, associates and advisors both locally and around the world. Collectively, we maintain a razor sharp focus on assessing and screening a continuous flow of deals, with the belief that there is no contradiction between responsible investment and exceptional returns. The principals of the firm were raised in Africa and in India and as such, the approach in everything we do is grounded in a deep understanding of the people and culture within emerging markets.

The Partners
Koby Woodman (Co-Founder)

Koby was born and raised in Ghana, a key market for Harbourne Partners, and has a strong knowledge of the culture and economy. He retains a strong network of business contacts in Ghana and specific African nations.

An experienced entrepreneur with a wealth of Finance experience, he trained as an accountant in industry before moving to Barclays where he worked in Leveraged Finance, providing corporates and private equity firms with refinancings, acquisitions and event driven finance. He originated, structured and executed multiple mid-market LBO transactions across a broad spectrum of industries including retail, media, technology, travel and gas. He also managed a portfolio of highly leveraged clients with combined exposure of over £1.5bn.

Following the Global Financial Crisis, Koby left Barclays to pursue his own ventures and set up independently as a derivatives trader, before setting up a management consultancy and most recently co- founding Harbourne Partners. He retains a highly valuable global network of investors and practitioners which he brings with him to Harbourne Partners.

Jan Sell (Co-Founder)

Jan is a highly experienced fund structuring and operations professional with an exceptional track record of hedge fund set-up, fund structuring, business management and managed account services to a variety of organizations. An English/German/French multilingual raised in Delhi, India, he has been involved in setting up 10 different asset management businesses and over 25 fund structures.

His previous roles include Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Kineta Trading, a systematic FX hedge fund, and Head of Fund Structuring and Operations at Meteora Partners, a provider of set-up and outsourced operational management and compliance services to asset managers.

He has most recently been a consultant to MSS Capital, where he was instrumental in setting up and managing the operational infrastructure for a series of real asset funds covering investments in forestry, natural resources and real estate sectors.

Jan brings to Harbourne Partners a strong operational background and direct access to fund managers around the world and a strong network of UK and European investors.



Koby Woodman

Managing Partner
p:+44 7880 648 625

Jan-Oliver Sell

Managing Partner
p:+44 7714 756 683

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