Chris Coles has joined Actis, a private equity firm focused on the emerging markets. He previously was with Barclays Capital as head of European leveraged finance.
Actis, a leading private equity investor in emerging markets, has announced the appointment of Chris Coles to enhance the firm's existing risk management capabilities, assist with larger deal sourcing and debt financing and provide ongoing portfolio management support. Chris joins Actis from Barclays Capital where he was Head of European Leveraged Finance.
Commenting on the appointment Paul Fletcher, Actis's Senior Partner, said:
“We are very pleased to be able to bring Chris on board. His broad risk management, financing and commercial experience will help to enhance the dynamics of our investment teams across the firm, enabling us to further realise our ambitions of becoming the leading private equity investor in emerging markets.”
Chris has spent the last twelve months on sabbatical from investment banking, completing a Master's degree in International Development. He spent the previous 11 years at Barclays Capital in