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Kestrel strengthens partnership


We are pleased to announce that Chris Errington, Seb White, David Prance and Christopher Wright, Kestrel’s recently-appointed Chairman, have all joined and acquired stakes in the managing partnership of Kestrel Partners (‘Kestrel’).

“The expansion of the partnership cements a cohesive and highly-effective Kestrel team, which possesses an excellent blend of operational and financial expertise. This mix of skills is key to making and managing strategic investments in the software sector, whether listed equity or by way of privately structured instruments,” comments Christopher.

Max Royde and Oliver Scott, Kestrel’s co-founders and joint Managing Partners, welcome the added financial commitment of the enlarged senior team at Kestrel.

“This evolution in the Kestrel partnership continues to ensure that our team’s interests are aligned with each other and with the economic interests of our clients. We look forward to an exciting future and continuing to generate superior risk-adjusted, long-term returns for our investors,” says Max.

“We are delighted that Christopher, Chris, Seb and David have purchased equity in the firm, and it is with great pleasure that we welcome them as partners at Kestrel. They have all been key members of our team for several years, and this appointment recognises the valuable contribution they will be making to Kestrel’s future development and growth,” adds Oliver.

Chris Errington remains Head of Research at Kestrel, responsible for research and modelling in support of portfolio strategies, and reviewing technical reporting, due diligence and regulatory compliance across Kestrel’s portfolio and target companies. He represents Kestrel on the Board of Pebble Beach Systems Group plc and is also charged with implementing Kestrel’s Responsible Investment Policy within its ESG-guided investment decision-making process. He joined Kestrel in 2015, and was previously CFO/CEO of Gresham Technologies plc.

Seb White is Investment Director at Kestrel, undertaking research on portfolio companies and the business critical software industry as well as evaluating potential investments. Seb represents Kestrel on the Board of Ingenta plc. Prior to joining Kestrel in 2017, Seb was Head of Corporate Development at AIM-listed Alternative Networks plc, where he led on business planning matters, M&A, commercial due diligence and acquisition integration.

David Prance is Chief Financial Officer and Head of Compliance at Kestrel, responsible for the company’s finances as well as all day-to-day compliance and operational matters. Prior to joining Kestrel in 2015, David was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Risk Officer at a London-based hedge fund management firm.

Ari Zaphiriou Zarifi, co-founder of Kestrel, continues to have an active role in the business, sitting on the Investment Committee and providing advice and guidance on Kestrel’s strategic growth plans.

 

oliver@kestrelpartners.com

020 3371 6100


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