Taurus Asset Finance is a UK-based financier specialising in alternative asset classes.

​Our management has been involved in raising over £4 billion across real estate, technology and media.

Our goal at Taurus Asset Finance is to give clients and partners confidence through our established reputation for combining high quality alternative assets with well-structured investment opportunities and top level counterparties.


Through our long-standing experience and expertise in working across a number of industries – including real estate, intellectual property and media – we are able to apply our accumulated knowledge in innovative and flexible ways across a variety of sectors.

This enables Taurus Asset Finance to deliver strong asset-backed investment opportunities which suit the needs of both investors and asset owners.

With offices in London and Los Angeles, strong relationships with financiers worldwide and a deal flow that extends across Europe, the Americas and Australia, Taurus Asset Finance has a track record of successfully exploiting asset-based investment opportunities from a global structured finance perspective.

Understanding Needs

Understanding the needs of both investors’ and asset owners and creating suitable structures to match those needs.

Risk Mitigation

Thorough due diligence and control measures to protect our clients’ investments.

Independent Transparency

We have established a culture of strong corporate governance and transparency with independent directors.

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Deal Flow

Capra AGP LP

Capra AGP LP was established to give investors easy access to a portfolio of petrol filling stations across the north east of the United Kingdom.

The partnership acquired four sites with existing infrastructure, upon which works would be undertaken to rebrand as Applegreen prior to a five-year hold.

Prior to closing, an agreement to new twenty-year leases were in place with rental income guaranteed by Applegreen PLC. The leases benefit from fixed, upward only rental reviews.

Applegreen is a major petrol forecourt retailer in the Republic of Ireland with a significant and growing presence in the United Kingdom. From an operational base of 64 sites at the end of 2009, Applegreen has grown to 275 sites as at 30 June 2017, across the Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom and the United States.


Our People

Stephen Margolis

Chief Executive Officer

Stephen founded Taurus Asset Finance in 2011 as an alternative asset finance boutique dealing in the real estate, intellectual property and media sectors.

Stephen is the chairman and founding partner of Arie Capital, a UK based venture capital firm focused on investing in Israeli technologies.

Prior to the above, Stephen founded Future Films (now the media division of Taurus Asset Finance) and has been involved in raising over £2 billion for film and TV production. Stephen has credits as producer, executive producer or financier for more than 30 titles including Cracks, Veronika Decides to Die, Flawlessand Ladies in Lavender

Stephen Margolis is a lawyer with over 35 years’ experience in asset finance.




Guy Surtees


Guy joined Taurus Asset Finance in 2011 with over 20 years’ previous experience in international tax and treasury management having held senior positions at PA Consulting, Vodafone, Alfred McAlpine and Tate & Lyle.

Guy’s principal responsibilities include legal matters, the investment and tax integrity and efficiency of financial strategies and developing the coverage of products across new sectors and geographies, as well as managing the implementation of arrangements from concept to negotiation to execution and post-transaction resolutions.

Guy is a law graduate, and a Member of both the Association of Corporate Treasurers and the Chartered Institute of Taxation, having qualified with Ernst & Young.





Our Partners

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ACBM is the first fully-regulated native Digital Investment Bank in the World and we are here to change the way Investment Banking is conceived and implemented in cross-border, rapidly changing and challenging environments.

ARIE Capital is a UK based venture capital firm investing in next generation technologies. Sister company of Taurus, ARIE Capital has people in London, Paris, Tel Aviv, Los Angeles and Beijing making it a truly global investment network.



Sapphire is a multi-award-winning firm that specialises in obtaining SEIS, EIS and VCT advance assurance from HMRC. Sapphire is an investment management firm authorised by the FCA and provides investment management services to Taurus.




ARIE Capital Technology EIS


Arie Capital Technology EIS is an unapproved EIS discretionary portfolio which makes investments into EIS Qualifying Companies. The Fund that will provide private investors access to a selection of innovative growth companies that have an established proof of concept and commercial viability. The Fund will source opportunities in the areas of;

  • Fintech and other web based technologies

  • Smart phone applications

  • Big data and the internet of things

  • Medical technologies

  • Consumer and industrial electronics


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Contact Us

115 Eastbourne Mews,

London W2 6LQ

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7087 3570

Email: info@taurusassetfinance.com

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