Beech Tree Private Equity(“Beech Tree”) is pleased to announce the promotion of Luke Burns to the role of Investment Director.


Luke joined Beech Tree’s Manchester office in 2019 and is part of our Technology and Tech-Enabled Services investment teams. Since joining Beech Tree he’s worked on numerous transactions including Beech Tree’s investments in Avid, Transparity, Performanta and Ancoris as well as various bolt-on acquisitions across the Beech Tree portfolio. In addition Luke, as part of his position on the board of Wavenet, assisted on its successful exit to Macquarie Capital in May 2021.


Commenting on the promotion, Adam Rudd, Director of Beech Tree Private Equity said “We’re delighted to be able to announce this promotion and recognise the hard work and progress that Luke has made since joining the team in 2019.”


Luke commented “We’ve been on a great run of deals over the last 12 months and I’m pleased to have supported our team through such an active period. It’s an exciting time for Beech Tree and the sectors we invest in and I look forward to backing more great high-growth businesses in my new role as Investment Director.”


Luke is a Chartered Accountant with over 10 years of M&A experience. Prior to joining Beech Tree he spent three years in Corporate Finance in Australia, three years at GP Bullhound – a technology focused Investment Bank, and six years at PwC across the Transaction Services and Audit teams.