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Epiris announces promotions

1 June 2017

Epiris is delighted to announce a number of promotions as it continues to develop its investment team.

Owen Wilson and Ian Wood have been promoted to Investment Partner.

Owen, whose investments include Innovia and Retirement Bridge Group, joined Epiris in 2013. Prior to Epiris Owen worked at Palamon Capital Partners, Candover and Bain & Company. He has been involved in the private equity industry for 20 years.

Ian joined Epiris in 2012 and has been involved in a number of investments including Elian, Hollywood Bowl and Audiotonix. Before joining Epiris, Ian was at GCP Capital and, prior to that, Silverfleet Capital. He is a Chartered Accountant and has 15 years’ private equity experience.

Nicola Gray, who joined Epiris in 2014, has been promoted to Investment Director. Nicola has been involved in investments including Allflex, Davies Group and Treetops Nurseries.  Prior to Epiris Nicola worked at Phoenix Equity Partners and the PricewaterhouseCoopers Strategy Group. She has nine years’ experience in private equity.

Bill Priestley, Chief Investment Partner, said:

“We are delighted to announce these well-deserved promotions. Ian, Owen and Nicola have all been instrumental in delivering outstanding returns for our investors. We are actively building our team, including with a number of new recruits, in line with our commitment to developing a team of the highest calibre.”

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About Epiris
Epiris is a top-decile private equity fund manager*.

Epiris invests in opportunities to transform and reposition businesses in partnership with exceptional management teams. It targets control positions in UK-centric businesses with an enterprise value of between £75 million and £500 million.

Since 2011 Epiris has invested £1 billion in buyouts and loan-to-own debt investments in respect of which it has delivered a gross IRR of 38%*. Epiris is currently seeking investment opportunities for Epiris Fund II, an institutional private equity fund raised in 2017.

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 * Refers to the 2009 and 2012 investment pools comprising Buyout & Co-investment, Secondary and Debt investments managed on behalf of Electra Private Equity PLC; comparator data supplied by Preqin.

** As at 31 March 2017 adjusted for subsequent investments and realisations. Gross IRR does not reflect adjustments for investment management and administration costs. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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