Monday, 15 February 2021

Is John O'Neill really the head of Europe?


I don't believe it. 'He's like Napoleon, boss!' Well, I don't believe it, Voice. But that's what they say, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners ...

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - February 9, 2021 - Levine Leichtman Capital Partners ("LLCP"), an international investment firm, announced today that John O'Neill has been promoted to Head of Europe and David Cowan to Senior Managing Director, both of whom are based in LLCP's London office. Mr. O'Neill has also been named to the firm's Investment Committee.

Yes, it's a PR email. 'He's nothing like Napoleon, boss!' Of course he isn't, Voice. LLCP were getting carried away. Our John is merely a finance guy, like all the others. 'It's a pretty good job he's got though.' Well, yes ... I suppose it is.

Congratulations, John!

'He'll be able to buy a new car now, with all the extra money he's getting.' Ha! And what will we say to him then? Come on, Voice!

'Hello, John, got a new motor? Hello, John, got a new motor?'

Ha, ha, ha! That's exactly what we'll say!

And let's not forget Dave. Let's not forget him.

Congratulations, Dave!

We'll always remember him.

Oh ...

As Head of Europe, Mr. O'Neill will manage LLCP's rapidly growing team of 10 professionals in its three European offices in London, The Hague and Stockholm.

Additionally, LLCP announced that it has expanded its European investment team with the hiring of Aqil Sohail as Associate Director and Zue Leong as Senior Associate. Mr. Sohail and Ms. Leong will be based in LLCP's London office and will participate in investment due diligence, transaction execution and portfolio management.

Okay, okay. Fair enough. Well done to Aqil and Zue, too.

Er ...

'Let's hear from the voices, boss.'

Okay, Voice. The other voices, he means. These ones ...

Michael Weinberg, Managing Partner of LLCP, comments, "We are pleased to recognize John and David's exceptional investment and leadership skills with these well-deserved promotions. They have contributed meaningfully to the development of LLCP in Europe, including the successful closing of LLCP's second European fund last year."

Okay. Our Mickey is pleased. Let's hope that Matt has got the good sense to be thrilled ...

Matthew Frankel, Managing Partner of LLCP, adds, "We are thrilled to welcome Aqil and Zue to LLCP. Aqil and Zue bring significant investment experience individually and we believe each will be a critical part of our continued success."

Nice one!

And notice the use of "we". These guys speak for everyone, whether they're pleased or thrilled or just ... plain disgusted. 'They won't be disgusted!' We don't know that, Voice. There are some funny people about.

Okay ...



Anything else?

Elon says he has less respect for the human race since The Thing. Well, well ...

Elon, mate, we've got to focus on ourselves.

You, me, Julius.

The boys are back in town.

Sadly, there is nothing else. There is no one else.