NorthEdge Capital, the private equity firm focused on investing in businesses in the North of England, has strengthened its team with the appointment of Ian Plumb as Portfolio Director.
Ian joins NorthEdge from Endless LLP, where he worked from 2007 as an investment professional, before taking on the role of Portfolio Director. Ian has significant experience in all aspects of private equity exits, business transformations, acquisitions and refinancing projects. In his role as Portfolio Director, Ian was responsible for offering challenge and support to the portfolio businesses to help them achieve their objectives.
At NorthEdge, Ian will also oversee the progress of the firm’s growing portfolio.
Commenting on the appointment, Ian Plumb said: “NorthEdge has an excellent track record and is one of the best-known private equity houses in the region. The firm has a broad portfolio across a range of sectors and my priority will be primarily managing and supporting these existing relationships. This will allow for increased focus on value generation within the portfolio as NorthEdge continues to invest in and build businesses across the North.”
Grant Berry, Managing Partner at NorthEdge Capital, said: “We are extremely happy to welcome Ian to the NorthEdge team at a time when prospects for businesses in the North are so strong. Ian can draw on an excellent range of skills and experience and his appointment highlights our continued commitment to providing excellent services to our portfolio businesses.”
NorthEdge has made 11 investments from its maiden fund, representing over £140m of investment into the Northern business community during the last two and a half years.
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