Bowmark promotes two and hires one

Bowmark Capital, a mid-market private equity firm, has promoted Julian Masters as managing partner and Luca Mastrodonato as business development director. Also, the UK-based mid-market private equity firm has hired Tom Keen as an investment manager. Masters first joined Bowmark in 2008 while Mastrodonato came on board in 2011. And, prior to joining Bowmark, Keen worked at Lyceum Capital.


Julian Masters has become a managing partner of Bowmark Capital, the mid-market private equity firm, alongside Kevin Grassby and Charles Ind. At the same time, Luca Mastrodonato has been promoted to the position of business development director while Tom Keen has joined the firm as an investment manager.

Julian joined Bowmark from European Capital in 2008. He has played a key role in the firm’s development over the past ten years, including leading its media and financial services practices. He has been responsible for a number of investments across a range of industries, and he currently sits on the boards of Aston Lark, Nexus and iprism.

Luca joined from EY in 2011 to develop the firm’s research and direct origination activities. He now assumes overall responsibility for Bowmark’s business development, origination and marketing functions.

New to the Bowmark team is Tom Keen. Tom joins as an investment manager from Lyceum Capital, the mid-market private equity firm, where he worked on investments in the business services, technology and financial services sectors. Previously, he spent four years at CIL Management Consultants managing commercial due diligence assignments for private equity and corporate clients across a range of industries.

Charles Ind, managing partner, said: “We are delighted to announce Julian’s and Luca’s promotions, and to welcome Tom to our growing investment team. All of these moves will further strengthen our firm as we continue the investment programme for Bowmark Capital Partners V.”

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Bowmark Capital is a leading private equity firm specialising in UK mid-market companies. Founded in 1997, Bowmark manages and advises funds totalling approximately £850 million on behalf of a blue chip investor base including public pension funds, insurance companies and financial institutions from the UK, US and Continental Europe. The Bowmark team has extensive experience of investing in growth companies, and has supported businesses in a range of industries including healthcare, education, business services, consumer and leisure, IT services and media. Bowmark Capital LLP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.