Aurelius Group has named Simon Jobson joins as a principal and Shivani Sheth as an investment associate. Jobson joins from Duke Street where he was a director in the investment team while Sheth previously worked at CIL Management Consultants.
London, 27 April 2021 – AURELIUS Group, the pan-European asset manager (“AURELIUS”), today announces the appointment of two new members to its investment team in London. Simon Jobson joins as Principal and Shivani Sheth as Investment Associate, bringing the total investment team in London to 12.
Simon and Shivani will work with Tristan Nagler, Partner, AURELIUS European Opportunities IV, who with the London-based investment team has led several of AURELIUS’ most recently announced investments with the complex carve-out of SSE Contracting, AutoRestore, Pullman Fleet Solutions and GKN Wheels & Structures. The new hires mark continued growth for AURELIUS in the UK, which has expanded year-on-year since inception in 2014.
The announcement of new hires to AURELIUS’ UK investment team follows a busy start to the year for AURELIUS. In a milestone for its development as a pan-European asset manager AURELIUS successfully closed a new mid-market private equity fund securing EUR 500 million for investment. In Q1 AURELIUS announced a total of seven new deals both in the UK and across Europe.
Joining as a third Principal in London, Simon Jobson brings nearly 20 years of specialist investment and corporate finance expertise from working across multiple sectors and mid-market level deals in which AURELIUS excels. His experience includes complex investments, finance, restructuring, and portfolio management, having held several Board-level positions. Simon joins from Duke Street, the mid-market private equity firm where he was a Director in the investment team focused on companies across Consumer, Healthcare, Industrials and Business Services in Western Europe. Prior to this, Simon was a Director at both Sovereign Capital and Growth Capital Partners after having started his career at Deloitte.
Shivani Sheth, Investment Associate, joins from CIL Management Consultants where she worked on commercial due diligence mandates and strategy engagements across a variety of sectors, including Consumer, Business Services and Healthcare. Shivani holds a first-class BSc (Hons) in Economics from the LSE.
Tristan Nagler, Partner, AURELIUS European Opportunities IV, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Simon and Shivani to AURELIUS, as we continue to go from strength to strength, driven in part by attracting the best talent to our team in London. AURELIUS has reached an exciting stage in its evolution with the new Fund operating alongside the listed AURELIUS Equity Opportunities to capitalise on our unique position in the market and focus on corporate carve-outs and special situations.”
AURELIUS Group is a pan-European investment group with offices in Munich, London, Stockholm, Madrid, Amsterdam and Luxembourg. Since its foundation in 2006, AURELIUS has grown from a local turnaround investor to an international multi-asset manager.
Key investment platforms are its AURELIUS European Opportunities IV fund as well as listed AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA (“AEO”; ISIN: DE000A0JK2A8), which acquire corporate carve-outs and companies with development potential in the mid-market (fund) and lower mid-market sector (AEO). The investment strategy’s core element is operational support of its portfolio companies with a team of about 100 in-house operating taskforce experts.
AURELIUS Group also operates in the areas of growth capital, real estate opportunities and debt. AURELIUS Growth Investments invests in leveraged buyouts usually in special situations. AURELIUS Real Estate Opportunities focuses on real estate investments, the value of which can be increased in the long-term by means of active management. AURELIUS Finance Company is an alternative direct lender, focused on providing flexible debt solutions to small and mid-market firms across Europe.