Bregal Private Equity Adds Two

Bregal Private Equity Partners has added Giselle Bright and Sarah Claypool. Bright will be based in Bregal’s London office as an Investment Director. Claypool joins Bregal in New York as a Senior Associate, having worked previously for HarbourVest Partners.


Bregal Private Equity Partners has announced today that Giselle Bright and Sarah Claypool have joined the firm with a focus on private equity funds and co-investments.


Giselle Bright will be based in Bregal’s London office as an Investment Director where, in addition to private equity funds and co-investments, she will also have a focus on secondaries. Giselle was previously with PPM Managers in London as an Associate Director. Before that, she was with Deloitte LLP in London and Portugal until 2008.


Sarah Claypool joins Bregal in New York as a Senior Associate after having worked for HarbourVest Partners, LLC as an Associate in the Boston office. Before that, she was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Consumer & Retail Corporate Finance Group at Wachovia Securities.


Chuck Flynn, a Managing Director at Bregal, sees these additions as key to building Bregal’s market strength. “We are excited to expand our global team to take advantage of the opportunities in the private equity market. Bregal has had a very active investment year in 2011 with commitments to firms that are well-suited to create strong returns in undoubtedly difficult markets ahead of us”.


Jan Faber, a Managing Director at Bregal, continues to see excellent opportunities with firms that have strong management talent and sound strategies to take advantage of market adversity. “We are also expanding our geographic reach into certain emerging markets with attractive growth fundamentals. Therefore, we are pleased to announce that we are further expanding our team to capitalize on these opportunities”.


About Bregal Investments


Bregal Investments is an international investment firm that focuses on the middle-market buyout and private equity sector in primarily North-America and Europe. The company was formed in 2002 to formalize the private investment activities of COFRA Holding AG, a Swiss-based holding company for a privately-owned group of companies. Bregal is building its private equity portfolio through investments in private equity funds as well as direct control investments.