FPE Capital appoints two new investment team appointments as it builds team to further support UK lower mid-market investment focus

FPE Capital LLP is delighted to announce the appointments of Harriet Hunt and Ben Cole as Investment Managers. These are the third and fourth new investment team hires by FPE Capital following the final close of its latest fund, FPE Fund II.

Harriet joins FPE Capital from PwC, where she was a member of the firm’s M&A Advisory team. She has passed all three levels of exams of the CFA designation. and has worked on a number of private equity led lower mid market transactions at PwC.

Ben joins FPE from Skillcapital, a global executive search and advisory firm dedicated to private equity. Ben spent almost four years as a member of the firm’s TMT practice, finding CEOs, CFOs and Chairs for mid and large cap portfolio companies, and advising investors and management teams around transaction processes. He brings a strong network of relationships with senior executives from both public and private companies across Europe and the US. His sector experience fits extremely well with FPE’s strength in technology enabled business services. Prior to joining Skillcapital he worked at the expert network, AlphaSights.

These appointments mark a further step in the development of the FPE Capital investment team as it continues its focus on the lower end of the UK mid-market. Harriet will strengthen the firm’s investment capabilities and Ben will focus on widening the firm’s investment origination activity among its differentiated network of individual investors from the business community, together with the wider intermediary community.

Recent investments made by FPE Capital from its Fund II include TNP, a provider of cloud based software solutions, and IWSR, the leading global alcohol data provider.

David Barbour, Managing Partner at FPE Capital, commented:

“We are delighted to have recruited Harriet and Ben – two impressive professionals who have been attracted by the opportunity at FPE Capital to work in the lower mid-market and to partner with ambitious high growth UK businesses. Their recruitment marks a further important step change in the FPE team on the back of our spin out and closing of FPE Fund II.”

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