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Rahmatollahi joined Palamon Capital

Palamon Capital Partners said Monday it named Ali (Alexandre) Rahmatollahi as Associate Partner and Christian Beck as a member of the Firm’s Board of Advisors. Rahmatollahi joins Palamon from Morgan Stanley where he was most recently as an Executive Director with responsibility for Financial Sponsor coverage. Beck has been CEO of several growth businesses including Banqsoft ASA, Sakhalin Petroleum and Small Shops Gruppen, a Warburg Pincus portfolio company.

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Palamon Capital Partners (“Palamon” or the “Firm”), has strengthened its team with the appointments of Ali (Alexandre) Rahmatollahi as Associate Partner and Christian Beck as a member of the Firm’s Board of Advisors.

 

Ali Rahmatollahi joins Palamon from Morgan Stanley where he spent nearly eight years in its Investment Banking division, most recently as an Executive Director with responsibility for Financial Sponsor coverage.  Prior to this he was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company in its General Strategy Consulting and Private Equity Practices. Ali also co-founded OP Capital Partners, a Middle Eastern opportunity fund, in 2004.  A Swiss national, he graduated NCAA First Division All-American Athlete in Business Administration and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School.

 

Christian A. Beck is a highly experienced entrepreneur who has been Chief Executive of several growth businesses including Banqsoft ASA, Sakhalin Petroleum and Small Shops Gruppen, a Warburg Pincus portfolio company.  Over the past 10 years, Mr Beck has played a deep and active role in Palamon’s Scandinavian portfolio development serving as Founder Chairman of Nordax Finans, a 2004 start-up in the consumer loans industry which generated a 3.8x return, Chairman of Espresso House, built from 22 branded coffee outlets to 120 with a 3.4x investment return.  He is currently Chairman of Norwegian-based Eneas Energy A/S.

 

Mr Beck joins 14 other accomplished business leaders on Palamon’s Board of Advisers originating from seven countries and whose expertise covers the range of sectors in which the Firm invests.

 

Louis Elson, Managing Partner of Palamon Capital Partners, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Ali and Christian to our Firm.  Christian has already contributed a tremendous amount to Palamon’s past successes and we are certain that his new role will enable him to extend his expertise and influence across more of our investment activities.  Ali brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, relationships and the international investing capability which will enhance our ability to execute deals across the European continent.”

 

Ali Rahmatollahi commented: “Over the past decade I have worked with the vast majority of top tier sponsors originating and executing transactions in Europe. What has always impressed me with Palamon is the quality and calibre of its people. I am truly delighted to be joining this exceptional team and look forward to the opportunities ahead.”

 

Christian Beck commented: “I am very pleased to have this opportunity to deepen my relationship with Palamon.  Having worked closely with the Firm for over a decade I have been impressed with how its growth investing model has been so successfully applied in the European mid-market.  I am very much looking forward to being part of the Firm’s future growth.”

 

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