Bernstein Joins General Atlantic

John Bernstein has joined General Atlantic as a managing director in its London office. He has spent the past 11 years with Advent International, and most recently was a partner in charge of its European telecom and tech practice.


General Atlantic LLC (GA), a leading global growth equity firm, today announced that John D. Bernstein has joined GA as a Managing Director in its London office. This appointment reflects GA's ongoing expansion of its global team of nearly 70 investment professionals and its continued strategy to increase its investment profile in Europe.

Mr. Bernstein has been an active investor in the private equity industry in Europe since 1995. He has extensive relationships with experts and advisors in the region and has led or co-led investments in fourteen companies, including MACH, Aircom International, CAMS, Bookham Technology, Cordena Call Management, Cybercity, EUnet International, Jazztel and Tertio.

William E. Ford, CEO of GA, said, “John has an excellent track record investing in growth companies in the technology and communications industries. This expertise and his desire to focus his efforts on growth-oriented investing and growth buyouts fit well with our global strategy. We have a strong team in London and D