Clive R. Holmes
Managing Partner


Clive is a Co-Founder, Managing Partner, and the Chief Investment Officer of Silverfern, has been a member of the firm’s Investment Committees for over 10 years, and is one of the principal contributors to the capital invested by the Silverfern Group Investors in each of the firm’s investments. He brings over 30 years of senior investment, financial, and business management experience to the Silverfern team. Clive has extensive investment experience and is also experienced in general industrial and cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions transactions including acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations, LBOs and joint ventures. He has taken a company public on the NASDAQ as a Principal/Founder.

Prior to Silverfern, Clive spent 9 years in Investment Banking on Wall Street, most recently as Head of Energy Mergers & Acquisitions for the Americas, and previously Co-Head of North American Mergers and Acquisitions for Deutsche Bank Securities in New York.

Clive is a Chartered Accountant and is also a Registered Securities Principal. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree from the Harvard Business School, his E.C.S.P. Diploma (with Honours) from the Institut D’Etudes Politique de Paris (Sciences Po), and his Bachelor of Commerce and Administration degree from Victoria University of Wellington.