Exponent Private Equity Promotes Davison to Partner

UK-headquartered Exponent Private Equity has promotes Simon Davidson as partner at the firm. He has been at the firm since 2008, during which time he has been closely involved with a number of Exponent’s retail, consumer and leisure investments.

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Exponent Private Equity is pleased to announce that Simon Davidson has been promoted to the partnership of the firm, making him the seventh partner at Exponent.

Simon has been at the firm since 2008, during which time he has been closely involved with a number of Exponent’s retail, consumer and leisure investments. He joined from the private equity investment group Apax Partners, where he spent four years in the consumer and financial services teams.

Simon has an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oriel College, Oxford, and an MBA from The Wharton School, where he was a Siebel and Palmer Scholar and the Ford Fellow.

About Exponent Private Equity

Exponent is a private equity firm investing in UK headquartered businesses with an enterprise value of between £75m and £350m. It typically targets companies that are prominent and distinctive in their markets, are capable of operational improvement, and in which Exponent can deploy best-in-class management in order to create value. Formed in 2004, it deployed its first fund of £400m in nine investments before raising a second fund of £800m, and is currently investing from this second fund. Most recently Exponent announced its acquisition of Quorn Foods, the Meat-alternative business purchased from Premier Foods plc, Pattonair, a service provider to the aerospace industry from Umeco plc, and Immediate Media, purchased from the BBC.

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