In Memoriam: Phil Tate of Endless LLP

Phil Tate, a co-founder of UK buyout and turnaround firm Endless LLP, died yesterday from injuries suffered in a skiing accident. A message on the firm’s website says that he had been vacationing in France with friends and family.

Tate served as a Leeds-based investment director with Endless, which last week announced that it had closed its second fund with £164 million. His areas of expertise were automotive and manufacturing, and he worked on Endless deals like Burnstein (kitchen manufacturer), H&L Garages (commercial vehicles) and Speed Frame (windows manufacturer).

Prior to joining Endless, Tate worked for both Ernst & Young and Arthur Anderson.

No funeral plans have yet been made, but you get a message of condolence to Tate’s family by emailing