Three New Partners and Four Promotions as Palatine Marks Successful Year


We have welcomed three team members to our partnership and promoted a further four, following one of the most active years of investments and exits in our 17-year history.

We have promoted Andy Strickland, Tom Ross Jones and Sam Fazakerley to our partnership, in recognition of their long-term contribution to the business’ success.

Tom Wildig and James Painter have been promoted to Senior Investment Director, Greg Holmes has become an Investment Director in the Impact team, and Jeanne Capouillez has been promoted to Senior Executive Assistant.

The promotions follow a highly successful year across our two fund strategies  – the Buyout Fund and the Impact Fund – which made six new investments and completed four exits. We also completed 17 acquisitions across our portfolio, reflecting our market-leading expertise in strategic buy and build opportunities.

We closed out 2022 by being awarded B Corp certification, recognising the pioneering role and commitment to sustainable investing which underpins our brand purpose of ‘positive equity’.

As we prepare for further growth, we have also announced a new structure for our senior team. Beth Houghton, who leads the firm’s Impact Fund, has been named Impact Managing Partner, while Ed Fazakerley becomes Managing Partner – Value Enhancement, reflecting his focus on driving growth, innovation and collaboration across the firm’s portfolio.

Tony Dickin becomes Managing Partner – Buyout Investment, a role that covers all new investments across the UK from the firm’s buyout funds. Andy Lees has taken responsibility for the firm’s deal origination and business development teams as Managing Partner – New Business.

In 2022 our Buyout Fund invested in Midlands housebuilder Jessup, at-retirement adviser My Pension Expert, and life sciences workforce solutions provider Skills Alliance. Our Impact Fund invested in digital healthcare services business Redmoor Health, environmental services group Cura Terrae and Inclusive Employers, the UK’s first and leading membership organisation focused on creating inclusive workplaces.

The firm also successfully exited its investments in Veincentre, CTS, Acora and Trade Skills 4U.

“Being able to reward our fantastic colleagues and recognise growth and development through these promotions is far and away the most satisfying outcome of what has been an incredibly busy and productive year for Palatine.

“We are going into 2023 with a healthy investment pipeline and a targeted sector strategy focused on environmental, business services, financial services, health, education and technology business. By reshaping where our most experienced people are focused, we are confident that our experience, decade-long commitment to sustainability, and credentials as an Impact investor will continue to prove a key differentiator for mid-market management teams seeking a partner for growth and investment.”

Gary Tipper

Group Managing Partner at Palatine