Monday, 6 February 2017

Andrew Harrison has joined Silverfleet Capital

As, as, as, er ... head of investor relations! 'Nice one!' Yes. / Yes, dear reader(s), it's the Monday morning PR email. So - 'Back by popular demand, boss!' What, Voice? 'It's the Monday morning PR email, back by popular demand.' Oh, yeah. I'm going to stop saying that. 'Why?!' It's getting a bit old. I'm bored with it, man.

Anyway -

Silverfleet Capital ("Silverfleet") is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Harrison as Head of Investor Relations ("Relations"), based in its London office. Andrew joins Silverfleet from Credit Suisse where he spent ("Spent") over 12 years, latterly as a member of the firm's Private Fund Group ("PFG").

Okay. By the way, the PR person has said that I can have a picture of Andy, if I want it. 'And do you want it?' No. 'Oh. Why not?' Well, maybe if he was a fit bird, you know? 'Okay. I get you.' Anyway. Let's do the rest of the email -

During his time in the PFG, Andrew raised capital for a number ("Number") of buyout, energy, credit and infrastructure investment strategies including Silverfleet's second independent fund. Most recently, Andrew was responsible for the PFG's origination and due diligence activities across Europe and Asia.

In the PFG?! 'Is that a football firm, boss?' Don't be ridiculous! / Hang on! --- Oh, of course. It's the private fund group ("PFG") at Credit Suisse.

Andrew has a degree ("Degree") in Computer Science and Management Science from The University of Edinburgh, and holds an MBA from Imperial College London.

Nice. 'What about Mr MacDougall, boss? What does he say about all this?' Give me a chance, Voice.

Neil MacDougall, Managing Partner at Silverfleet Capital, commented: "We are very pleased ("Pleased") that Andrew has decided to join Silverfleet to manage our investor relations function. Having worked very closely with him during the raising of our second fund we expect that he will make a significant contribution to our firm in this role."

So they obviously poached him. 'Like an egg!' No, not like an egg. Like a pheasant, maybe. But certainly not like an egg. 'Like a peasant?! Christ! Don't let our Andy hear you call him that.' I said - PHEASANT - !!! Idiot! ("Idiot").

Now, what does Andy say? Let's hear from the great man himself.

Commenting on his appointment, Andrew ("Andy") said: "I am delighted to be joining Silverfleet and am excited to be part of a market leading firm with such a longstanding reputation for creating value in companies across the European mid-market. Having advised the Silverfleet team on their last fund raising, I am looking forward to developing further the firm's relationships with investors around the world."

He's delighted. / Right. A bit about Silverfleet -

Silverfleet Capital has been an active European mid-market private equity investor for more than 30 years. The investment team of 25 executives is based in offices in London, Munich and Paris ("Peckham") and currently manages around €1.2 billion. Silverfleet Capital's second independent fund closed in 2015 with commitments of €870 million. Since its close, the fund has completed investments in: The Masai Clothing Company, a Danish headquartered wholesaler and retailer of women's fashion; Coventya, a French headquartered specialty chemicals business; Sigma Components, a UK precision components manufacturer focusing on the aerospace industry, and UK apprenticeship provider Lifetime Training.

And that will do, I think.


Ah, Jesus! Anything else? No. There's nothing else. 'What about No. 486, Mikey?' That will come later. / Laters.

[I'm worried about America, but this is ... AWESOME!!!]