NorthEdge appoints Tom Rowley as Investment Manager
11 April 2013

NorthEdge appoints Tom Rowley as Investment Manager

NorthEdge Capital, the mid-market private equity firm focused on the North of England, has appointed Tom Rowley as an investment manager in its Leeds office.

Rowley, who has more than 12 years’ experience advising on mid-market deals across a range of sectors, joins from the Leeds office of corporate finance advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts.

Prior to that, he was a director at Zeus Capital where he worked with private equity investors, private companies, PLCs and high net-worth individuals on acquisitions, disposals, MBOs, fundraises and flotations. Before joining Zeus, Rowley spent seven years in corporate finance at Deloitte in London and Sydney.

His appointment further strengthens NorthEdge’s presence in Leeds, where the team has recently relocated to offices at 29 Park Square West.

Andy Ball, Chief Investment Officer at NorthEdge, said: “Tom’s appointment demonstrates our commitment to building a strong team in Leeds with all the skills to make superb investments and support businesses. This is a great city in a fantastic region and it is important to us that we are at the heart of it. The potential for NorthEdge in Yorkshire and the North East is massive.”

Tom Rowley said: “This is the perfect time to be joining NorthEdge. The team has huge experience of supporting and growing businesses but also a true passion for Yorkshire and the North. We are in a unique position to build a portfolio of great northern businesses.”

Last month, NorthEdge completed its maiden deal after investing for a significant stake in FPE Global, a high-growth specialist engineering firm based in Stockport.

NorthEdge operates solely in the North of England with offices in Leeds and Manchester. All decisions are made locally by people who understand the regional market.

NorthEdge targets investment in businesses with enterprise values of £10million to £100million with equity investments from £5million to £30million. It provides strong management solutions for ambitious businesses in the North of England that show exceptional potential in their sector.

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