2 February 2015
Lonsdale Capital Partners, a private equity firm focussed on the smaller end of the market, has appointed James Knott as Investment Director. As the private equity market sees the return of confidence, this hire positions the business for a busy and exciting year as its reputation continues to grow.
James’ responsibilities at Lonsdale will include implementing deals, sourcing new opportunities, building on new and existing advisor relations and working with portfolio companies; which currently include investments in oil and gas, plastics and packaging, financial services and publishing.
James joins Lonsdale with a depth of experience in investment management and deal making. Prior to joining James was an Investment Manager at Risk Capital Partners where he took the lead on servicing and executing transactions and worked closely with portfolio companies. He has also previously held positions at PwC and Catalyst Corporate Finance.
Speaking about his new role James Knott said: “Lonsdale Capital Partners has offered me the perfect opportunity to broaden my sector experience. I am very impressed by the calibre of Lonsdale’s personnel and the entrepreneurial approach they bring to each transaction, not to mention their excellent track record. I’m excited about working within this impressive team and looking forward to a busy next few months and long and prosperous career with the firm.”
David Gasparro, Partner at Lonsdale, comments: “As we witness a return of confidence within the market, we anticipate the coming year to be very busy, hence we saw the need to increase capacity. James’ experience, expertise and contacts will help us achieve our short and long term goals enabling us to take a step towards increasing our deal flow and building Lonsdale for the future.”