BEECH TREE PRIVATE EQUITY BOLSTER THEIR TEAM

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BEECH TREE PRIVATE EQUITY BOLSTER THEIR TEAM

7 September 2015

Beech Tree Private Equity (“BTPE”) today announce the appointment of Adam Rudd to the team

Beech Tree Private Equity is pleased to announce the recruitment of Adam Rudd.

Adam joins us from GP Bullhound, the leading European technology investment bank, where he helped established the Manchester office with Managing Partner Hugh Campbell. Prior to this Adam held senior positions at Gresham Private Equity, KPMG, AO.com and Brewin Dolphin corporate finance.

Commenting on the appointment, Andy Marsh, Managing Partner of Beech Tree Private Equity said “We have known Adam a long time and previously we worked together at Gresham. We are really pleased Adam has chosen to join the team, he brings with him a raft of experience both advising and investing in technology and technology enabled companies. As our business model is to seek out and invest in high growth UK businesses, with technology forming a large part of our strategic focus, we feel Adam has the network and the experience to add to our expertise in the sector”.

“It’s an incredibly exciting time to be joining BTPE. The firm’s founders have a very successful track record in supporting entrepreneurs through senior-level attention and deep sector insight; I am looking forward to getting back to working with Andy & Paul to build one of the UK’s leading and innovative private equity firms” said Adam.

About Beech Tree Private Equity:

Beech Tree Private Equity is a new entrepreneurial private equity firm providing capital and expertise to fast growing businesses across the UK. BTPE invest £10-30 million into high growth companies typically valued at between £10 and 75 million. The business was founded by two experienced private equity investors, Andy Marsh and Paul Franks, who previously ran the regional private equity business of Gresham Private Equity. Beech Tree Private Equity invests in businesses operating in high growth markets or with disruptive business models which, with additional capital and expertise, can take advantage of the dynamics of an attractive business model and expanding market. More information can be found at www.beechtreepe.com

Enquiries:

Please direct enquiries to Beech Tree Private Equity:

Andy Marsh (andy.marsh@beechtreepe.com or 07810 751325)

Paul Franks (paul.franks@beechtreepe.com or 07802 188775)

Adam Rudd (adam.rudd@beechtreepe.com or 07825008067)

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