Ed Goddard Joins Sovereign Capital

Ed Goddard has joined UK private equity firm Sovereign Capital, to focus on research and direct origination. He previously was with executive search firm Redgrave Partners.


Sovereign Capital, the UK private equity Buy & Build specialist, today announces the appointment of Ed Goddard to its Research & Direct Origination team.

Ed will support Sovereign’s ongoing research within its defined services based sectors of Education & Training, Healthcare and Support Services. Sovereign’s six-strong Direct Origination team has sourced all of Sovereign’s transactions in 2009, most recently London Care, one of the largest domiciliary care businesses in the UK.

Commenting on the appointment, David Myers, a partner at Sovereign and Head of Research & Direct Origination said: “We are very pleased to welcome Ed to the team to further enhance our sector research, development and origination capabilities. We are delighted to be strengthening our team in anticipation of further deal flow.”

Ed joins Sovereign from Redgrave Partners, a London based executive search firm, where he was responsible for business development and account management for their private equity team. Prior to Redgrave Partners, Ed spent seven years at global financial data and analysis provider Capital IQ, where he focused on business development within the financial and professional services sectors, having previously led the European private equity research team.

The recruitment of Ed follows the appointment of Richard Taylor to the deal execution team in June of this year. Sovereign’s growing team continues to successfully deploy its proven Buy & Build strategy in its chosen sectors where Sovereign has completed 16 platform, bolt-on and rollout transactions over the past 12 months.