Rutland Partners Welcomes New Executive

James Barrington-Wells is joining Rutland Partners, the UK turnaround investor, as an investment executive, the firm announced Tuesday. The firm’s investing team has grown to 13 professionals.

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Rutland Partners, the specialist turnaround and restructuring investor, announces the appointment of James Barrington-Wells as Investment Executive.

James is a graduate of biological science from Edinburgh University who qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte in 2009 and subsequently worked in their Audit & Corporate Finance divisions for three years. During this time he worked on a variety of buy-side and sell-side transactions in multiple sectors including Consumer Business, Technology and Manufacturing.

This appointment further develops the Rutland team which has included the recent recruitment of Michael Reynolds from Hawkpoint Partners in July and brings Rutland’s investing team to a total of 13 investment professionals.

Rutland’s primary focus remains investing in underperforming UK companies to create stability, strategic change and improved performance. Recent transactions include the sales of NoteMachine (the UK’s leading ATM operator) to Corsair Capital, Pulse Home Products (a leading supplier of small branded domestic appliances) to Jarden Corporation and Attends Healthcare (a European leader in branded and own label incontinence products) to Domtar Corporation.