Beech Tree Private Equity is pleased to announce the appointment of James Rosthorn as Investment Director. James will be based in our North West office, although as part of our sector-focused approach, he will seek Technology and Tech-Enabled investment opportunities throughout the UK. He brings a wealth of experience from his previous roles in private equity and corporate finance at Maven Capital Partners and Mazars LLP, respectively.

Whilst at Maven, James led the successful exit of Fit Cloud Technology Limited (trading as Membr) to US trade buyer, Xplor Technologies. At the point of exit, Membr operated in over 25countries across four continents. He also led the investments into software companies, iAM Compliant and Automated Analytics both of which have seen significant growth and international expansion since the time of the investments.

Before his role at Maven, James was a Manager within the Corporate Finance team at Mazars LLP, focusing on lower mid-market transactions across the Tech-enabled Services and B2B SaaS sectors. James started his career at Ernst & Young where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

James' appointment is part of Beech Tree's ongoing strategy to strengthen its team following a strong period of new investments and the raising of its latest fund. Since 2023, Beech Tree has deployed close to £100 million across five new investments, including Sustainable Energy First, Obsequio, Covertswarm, Arc Systems, and Learnlight.

James commented: "Joining Beech Tree at such a dynamic time is incredibly exciting. I look forward to leveraging my experience to help drive growth and create value across both new and existing portfolio companies. The firm's focus on the high growth sectors of Technology, Financial Services, and Tech-enabled Services aligns perfectly with my background and expertise."

Adam Rudd, Partner at Beech Tree, added: "We are delighted to welcome James to the team. His relevant sector experiences are well aligned to our sector focused approached. This is an exciting time for both Beech Tree and James as we continue to complete new investments and bolt on acquisitions across the UK".