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Wakefield Joins BerchWood

James Wakefield has joined private equity placement agent BerchWood Partners as a London-based senior advisor. He previously was a director with Bridgepoint Capital.



BerchWood Partners, a leading global private equity placement agent, has announced the addition of Former Bridgepoint Director James Wakefield as a Senior Advisor.  He will be based in the London office with Alexander Apponyi but will work closely with the entire ten-member team.  James will focus primarily on European, Middle Eastern and African fund managers and investors, using his extensive industry expertise to further develop and strengthen BerchWood's presence in these key markets.
James is a private equity professional with significant fundraising, origination, deal execution and portfolio management experience, having worked with one of the largest players in the industry for almost 20 years.  James joined Bridgepoint Capital Ltd (formerly NatWest Equity Partners) in 1989 and was appointed a Director of the firm in 1997.  Most recently, he was Director of fund-raising/investor relations with responsibility for over