Anthony Bull Joins Gresham

Anthony Bull has joined Gresham Private Equity as a London-based partner. He previously was a principal with Mitsui Private Equity.

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Gresham, the mid market private equity firm, has appointed Anthony Bull as a partner in its investment team. The appointment is effective as of 21st September 2009. He will be based in London.

Anthony joins from Mitsui Private Equity where he is Principal. He is a highly experienced Private Equity professional having spent 10 years at 3i and LDC prior to joining Mitsui. He has a successful track record of investing in the mid-market in a wide range of businesses including Microlease, the European leader in the rental of test and measurement equipment to the telecommunications sector, and Airclaims, the aviation loss adjustor

The appointment highlights Gresham’s commitment to building on its highly experienced investment team. The news comes off the back of a successful August for Gresham who recently backed the management buy-out of five businesses from Formation Plc to create James Grant Group Ltd. These businesses are leading providers of management and professional services to the sports, music and entertainment sectors. The investment was 100% funded by Gresham using its debt underwriting product.

Simon Inchley, Head of Investment, Gresham said, “Anthony is a talented private equity professional with an extensive personal network within the mid market. Now is a tremendous time to be seeking quality investments and we are delighted to have recruited Anthony to our team.”

Anthony Bull said, “Gresham has an enviable track record and a great ethos. I look forward to joining the team and contributing to their continued success.”

Notes to Editors

About Gresham:
Gresham specialises in investing in UK mid-market deals typically valued up to £100 million and has expertise in the Business & Support Services, Consumer, Financial Services, Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals and Industrial Products sectors. Gresham focuses on management buy-outs from its offices in London, Birmingham and Manchester. This facilitates direct access to the main centres of UK buy-out activity and provides strong local knowledge and a network of contacts essential to sourcing new deals and effectively working with management teams across the UK. Its dedicated portfolio team works closely with management teams in dealing with key commercial and financial aspects of the business to enhance the value of an investment.

Further information about Gresham and its investments is available from www.greshampe.com.