As a part of the firm’s strategy to close more deals across the country, UK-based Palatine Private Equity has added three professionals to its Manchester team.
– Kieran Lawton, who joined as Investment Director from BDO Corporate Finance, where he was a Director in the leisure and hospitality M&A team. Lawton has over 10 years of corporate finance experience, working on mid-market deals across a number of industry sectors including Palatine’s investments in Air Energi, Gusto and The Alchemist;
– Tom Wildig, who has been appointed as Investment Manager. He brings four years’ experience in corporate finance, having held previous positions at Deloitte as an Assistant Director in the firm’s corporate finance team, and BDO as Corporate Finance Executive; and
– James Painter, who joined as Investment Executive from KPMG’s corporate finance team, where he worked on domestic and international deals including company disposals and private equity transactions.
Led by Gary Tipper, Managing Partner, Palatine Private Equity typically invests between £10m and £30m into entrepreneurial businesses.
The firm, which closed its third Fund at £220m in 2015, has offices in Manchester, Birmingham and London.