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Alteri Investors bolsters senior team across investment and operations; expects increase in transaction opportunities

14th April 2021

  • Charlie Edwards (ex Caledonia Investments) to lead Alteri’s UK deal generation

  • Additional new hires further strengthen Alteri’s investment and operational expertise

  • Increased transaction opportunities anticipated as retail sector transitions into the ‘next normal’

London, 14th April 2021: Alteri Investors, the specialist investor in the European retail sector, today announces the appointment of Charlie Edwards as UK Investment Director.  Charlie joins from Caledonia Investments where he led multiple investments over the last 10 years with a focus on UK MBOs.  Prior to Caledonia, he spent eight years at KPMG, principally in Restructuring and Transaction Services.  Charlie will lead the generation, execution and management of Alteri’s UK deals.

Charlie’s appointment follows a number of other new hires, as Alteri further develops its operational expertise, extends its analytical capabilities and enhances its organisational effectiveness. Namely, Raul Portela (ex Helly Hansen, Triumph and Burberry) joined last year as Operating Partner alongside Antoine Laffont (ex Jefferies) and Borja Rosales (ex Rothschild), who joined as Associates.  Martin Bavinton (ex Oakley Capital) was appointed as General Counsel and Compliance Officer earlier this year.

Commenting on the appointments, CEO Gavin George said, “We have assembled a world-class team with real strength in depth across our investment and operations teams.  Our highly successful first fund underlined our ability to help retailers transform into thriving digitally-led businesses.  Now, with plenty of dry powder remaining in our second investment vehicle Alteri II, we are looking forward to partnering with management teams of retail businesses, as they emerge from the toughest 12 months the sector has ever seen.”

Charlie Edwards added, “I am really excited to join the team and help it build on its previous success. As the UK retail sector transitions to the ‘next normal’ post Covid, there will be some really exciting investment opportunities ahead with great value creation potential.”

Contact: Maitland/AMO 

Clinton Manning, Sam Cartwright 020 7379 5151

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