Electra Partners today announces the appointment of Owen Wilson as Investment Director.

Owen brings with him 13 years of private equity experience, most recently at Palamon Capital Partners where he was involved in the QualitySolicitors, Eneas Energy and SAV Credit transactions and prior to that at Candover, where he was involved in the acquisitions of Stork and Hilding Anders.

Owen will work alongside Chief Investment Partner, Alex Fortescue and the existing 16-strong investment team, in investing Electra Partners' substantial investment capacity of over £450 million, after taking account of new investments and realisations since 31 March 2013.

In addition to Owen's appointment, Electra Partners has also recently announced two promotions; the appointment of Alex Cooper-Evans to the new role of Head of Investor Relations and Sarah Williams to Investment Director.

Electra Partners' flexible investment approach allows it to invest broadly across the private equity market with a particular focus in three areas: buyouts & growth capital, secondaries and debt. In 2013, Electra Partners has announced six new investments and the realisations of esure and Allflex, which generated 3x and 15x returns on original cost respectively.

As at 31 March 2013, Electra Partners had gross assets under management of over £1.6 billion.

 

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For further information please contact:
For Owen Wilson:
Matthieu Roussellier, Greenbrook Communications   +44 (0)20 7952 2000
Nicholas Board and Andrew Kenny, Electra Partners   +44 (0)20 7306 3902

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About Electra Partners LLP
Electra Partners is an independent private equity fund manager with over 30 years' experience in the mid-market buyout sector. During the last 25 years it has invested in excess of £3 billion in over 150 deals. As at 31 March 2013, the firm had funds under management of over £1.6 billion. Electra Partners' flexible investment approach allows it to invest broadly across the private equity market with particular focus in three areas: buyouts & growth capital, secondaries and debt.

The firm's major client is Electra Private Equity PLC, a private equity investment trust which has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1976.

For further information please visit www.electrapartners.com.

Electra Partners LLP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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