Epiris announces promotions

Epiris today announces several promotions across its investor relations and investment teams: Kathryn Pothier has been promoted to Partner, Alex Wilby to Investment Partner, Thayne Forbes and Zoe Lai to Investment Director, Pablo Espinoza to Investment Manager and Scott Forbes to Investment Associate.

Bill Priestley, Managing Partner at Epiris, said:

“This is a very exciting set of promotions that follows a period of exceptional progress for Epiris. Over the past two years we have invested more than £400 million in six new platform investments – all of them in the crosshairs of our Value + Transform strategy – and raised over £1 billion for Epiris Fund III which closed at its hard cap in February this year. Every single member of our team has been an important part of that progress, but Kathryn has been instrumental in the fund-raising, and Alex, Thayne, Zoe, Pablo and Scott have shown themselves to be more than ready for promotion on the investment side of the business. We are all thrilled to recognise this success.”

Kathryn joined Epiris in January 2023 as Investor Relations Partner to lead the firm’s investor relations and fund-raising activities. Kathryn was previously head of investor relations at Trive Capital in Dallas, Texas.

Alex joined Epiris as an Investment Manager in 2019 and was promoted to Investment Director in 2021. He has worked on Epiris’ investments in ISS, Sharps, The Big Table and The Club Company and sits on the board of all four companies.

Thayne and Zoe both joined Epiris’ Associate Programme in 2020. Since then, Thayne has worked on several Epiris investments including Pure Cremation (where he sits on the board), Delinian, ISS, Stuart Turner and Nucleus, whilst Zoe has been involved in GSF, LoneStar, Stuart Turner (where she sits on the board), The Big Table, Bonhams and Saunderson House.

Pablo joined Epiris as part of its inaugural Analyst programme in 2019, having graduated from the University of Oxford with degrees in Physics and in Mathematical and Theoretical Physics. He has worked on Epiris’ investments in LoneStar, Sepura, Sharps, The Big Table and Diamorph.

Scott joined Epiris as part of the 2021 Analyst intake having graduated from University College, London, with a degree in Mathematics. He has been involved in investments including LoneStar and ISS.


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About Epiris
Epiris is a top-decile* private equity firm which invests in opportunities to transform businesses in partnership with exceptional management teams. The firm focuses on identifying and resolving the complexities which hold businesses back, providing fresh capital and thinking to reposition businesses strategically and in terms of scale and growth. It targets control positions in UK and international businesses with an enterprise value of between £75 million and £500 million, deploying between £40 million and £150 million of equity in each investment.

Epiris’ current investments include Pure Cremation, the UK’s leading provider of funeral plans; GSF a leading UK supplier of aftermarket automotive parts; LoneStar, a supplier of high-performance fasteners to the world’s energy markets; Delinian, a global B2B information services business; Sepura, a leading global provider of digital radio systems for mission-critical applications; Inchcape Shipping Services, one of the world’s largest maritime services providers; Appello, a leading technology-enabled care provider; Stuart Turner, a producer of pumps and water-boosting products for residential and commercial uses; Sharps, the UK’s leading supplier of bespoke fitted bedroom furniture; The Big Table, a leading UK restaurant operator; Nucleus, an investment platform; Diamorph, a supplier of advanced material solutions for demanding and safety-critical applications; Bonhams, the global auction house; The Club Company, the UK’s largest country club operator; and Portals, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of document security features. In July, Epiris agreed to buy Pure Cremation, the leading provider of prepaid funeral plans in the UK.

For further information, please visit www.epiris.co.uk.

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*As at 31 December 2023. Gross IRR does not reflect adjustments for investment management and administration costs. Comparator data supplied by Preqin. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.