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Duncan Aldred Partner

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Duncan Aldred joined Charterhouse in 1988.

He has extensive experience structuring and negotiating multi-jurisdictional transactions and privatisations.

Duncan graduated from Durham University with a degree in Engineering Science and Management and is a Chartered Accountant, having joined Charterhouse from Coopers & Lybrand.

Duncan oversees the Firm's fundraising and investor relations activities.

During Duncan’s time at Charterhouse he has been involved with numerous transactions including Porterbrook, Lucite, Autobar and TSL.

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Team: investment, investor relations
Languages: English
Portfolio companies: TSL Autobar
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James Arnell Partner

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Jamie Arnell joined Charterhouse in 1997.

He previously spent four years as a consultant at Bain & Company.

Jamie is an honours graduate in Law from Downing College, Cambridge University and is a qualified Barrister. He is fluent in English, French and German.

During Jamie’s time at Charterhouse he has been involved with numerous transactions including Cegelec, TDF, Elior, Fives, TSL and Bureau van Dijk. He is currently on the Boards of Acromas, Bartec and Tunstall.

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Team: portfolio, ESG
Regional focus: UK & Ireland, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, France & Benelux
Languages: English, French, German
Portfolio companies: Card Factory Bureau Van Dijk Skillsoft
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Cédric Barthélemy Director

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Cédric Barthélemy joined Charterhouse in 2014.

He previously spent two years with Clayton, Dubilier & Rice where he worked on various large private equity transactions across a variety of sectors.

Prior to this, Cédric worked in the Investment Banking Division at Morgan Stanley.

Cédric graduated from HEC Paris Business School. He is fluent in English, French and German.

During Cédric’s time at Charterhouse, he has been involved with the Comexposium, Cooper and Sagemcom transactions. He is currently on the Boards of Comexposium, Cooper and Sagemcom.

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Team: investment, ESG
Regional focus: France & Benelux
Languages: French, English, German
Portfolio companies: Cooper Sagemcom Comexposium
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Gordon Bonnyman Chairman

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Gordon Bonnyman is Charterhouse’s Chairman.

Gordon joined Charterhouse in 1990 as Chief Executive. Between then, and the appointment of Lionel as Managing Partner in 2011, he was responsible for formulating the Firm’s investment strategy and overseeing the origination and execution of the Firm’s investment activities.

Gordon has spent more than 35 years in the private equity industry. He began his career with the Plessey Electronics Company in 1968 and then moved to Bankers Trust Company where he established, and ran, their European leveraged buy-out division.

Gordon has an MA from the University of St Andrews and an MBA from Columbia University.

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Languages: English
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Frank van den Bosch Partner

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Frank van den Bosch joined Charterhouse in 2005.

He previously worked at Goldman Sachs within the Investment Banking Division focusing on leveraged buy-outs and other financial sponsor related transactions.

Frank holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. He is fluent in English and Dutch.

During Frank’s time at Charterhouse he has been involved with Giles and Deb. He is currently on the Board of Skillsoft.

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Team: investment
Regional focus: UK & Ireland, Northern Europe
Languages: Dutch, English
Portfolio companies: Deb Group Skillsoft
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Paul Brown Investor Relations Manager

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Paul Brown joined Charterhouse in 2017.

He previously spent three years at Bridgepoint in its Investor Services Team. Prior to this, Paul worked as a Strategy Consultant at Deloitte.

Paul holds an MSc in Management and an MA in Philosophy from The University of Edinburgh.

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Team: investor relations
Languages: English
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Paul Burrow Partner / Finance Director

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Paul Burrow joined Charterhouse in 2007.

Paul previously spent five years at Dresdner Kleinwort, including four in the Private Equity division, and prior to this worked at Nomura International and Reuters. He began his career with KPMG New Zealand, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1998.

Paul has a degree in Finance and Business Administration from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.

Paul is responsible for all financial control and fund administration functions at Charterhouse.

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Team: finance & operations, ESG
Languages: English
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Gilles Collombin Partner

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Gilles Collombin joined Charterhouse in 2017.

Gilles has 24 years of Investment Banking experience including 19 years at HSBC as head of M&A for France and latterly as the Global Head of the Financial Sponsors Group, covering Private Equity funds, Sovereign Wealth Funds and Family Offices. Whilst at HSBC Gilles advised Charterhouse on numerous transactions.

Gilles holds degrees in Business Management and Mathematics, as well as a Masters in Finance and a postgraduate diploma in Strategic Management (DEA) from the University of Lyon. He started his career teaching Strategic Management at University of Ottawa (Ontario) and is fluent in English and French.
Gilles is responsible for the Firm’s investor relations activities.

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Team: investor relations, ESG
Languages: French, English
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Alasdair Dickson Investor Relations Associate

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Alasdair joined Charterhouse in 2018.

He previously spent two years at Dickson Minto WS in its Private Equity and Leveraged Finance Teams.

Alasdair qualified as a solicitor in September 2017 and holds an LLB in Law & Economics from The University of Aberdeen and a Diploma in Professional Legal Practice from The University of Edinburgh.

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Team: investor relations
Languages: English
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Chrystelle Eid Investment Manager

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Chrystelle Eid joined Charterhouse in 2018.

She previously spent two years at Apollo Global Management in London, working on private equity investments. Prior to that, Chrystelle spent two years at Goldman Sachs within its Principal Investment Area.

She holds a Masters in Finance from MIT Sloan School of Management, a Masters in Quantitative Economics from HEC Paris and a degree in Economics and Applied Mathematics from the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris. Chrystelle is fluent in French and English.

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Team: investment
Regional focus: France & Benelux
Languages: French, English
Portfolio companies: Sagemcom
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Christian Fehling Partner

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Christian Fehling joined Charterhouse in 2003.

He was previously with Whitney & Co and prior to this worked in Investment Banking at Salomon Smith Barney.

Christian has a degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and an MBA from INSEAD. He is fluent in English and German.

During Christian’s time at Charterhouse, he has been involved with Saga / Acromas, ista and Armacell. He is currently on the Board of Bartec.

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Team: investment
Regional focus: Northern Europe
Languages: German, English
Portfolio companies: Armacell Bartec
Mathieu Frison Image

Mathieu Frison Portfolio Manager

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Mathieu Frison joined Charterhouse in 2018. He is a member of Charterhouse’s Portfolio management team, which actively supports the executive teams running Charterhouse’s portfolio companies.

He has held operating roles at Burger King, Securitas Direct Verisure Group and TFG. Prior to this he spent six years at the Boston Consulting Group, working in Spain and Brazil.

Mathieu holds a Master of Management and Marketing from the Instituto de Empresa Business School and a MSc in Bio-Engineering from the Université Catholique de Louvain

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Team: portfolio
Regional focus: UK & Ireland, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, France & Benelux
Languages: English, French, Italian, Portuguese
Dario Garcia Image

Dario Garcia Partner

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Dario Garcia joined Charterhouse in 2011.

He previously spent four years with RBS Equity Finance investing in healthcare, business services and financial services companies. Prior to that, Dario worked in the private equity practice of L.E.K. Consulting.

Dario graduated from Imperial College London with a Masters in Electronic Engineering and Management. He is fluent in English, Italian, French and Spanish.

Dario is currently on the boards of SERB, Nuova Castelli and MEC3, and has worked on DOC Generici and Cooper

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Team: investment
Regional focus: Southern Europe
Languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish
Portfolio companies: DOC Generici MEC3 Nuova Castelli
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Fabrice Georget Partner

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Fabrice Georget joined Charterhouse in 2005.

He previously spent three years with CDC Equity Capital in Paris. Prior to this, he spent six years as a consultant at Andersen specialising in Transaction Services and Turnaround Situations.

Fabrice has a degree in Finance from Paris Dauphine University and a degree in Business Law from Paris Panthéon Assas University. He is fluent in English and French.

During Fabrice’s time at Charterhouse he has been involved with Avent, Epolia, Nocibe, Fives and TDF. He is currently on the Boards of Cooper and Sagemcom.

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Team: investment
Regional focus: France & Benelux
Languages: French, English
Portfolio companies: Cooper Sagemcom
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Lionel Giacomotto Managing Partner

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Lionel Giacomotto has been Managing Partner of Charterhouse since 2011.

Lionel joined Charterhouse in 1993 and in his early years was centrally involved in a number of UK investments. From the end of the 1990s, Lionel’s focus was building on Charterhouse’s longstanding presence in France and he successfully expanded the Firm’s investment activity and reputation there.

More recently, Lionel has been instrumental in overseeing the expansion of the Firm’s Continental European activities, resulting in recent investments in Germany, Italy and Benelux. At the same time he has helped drive the internationalisation of the Charterhouse Investment Team which, still located in one London office, now includes investment professionals of six different European nationalities.

Born and educated in France, Lionel is a Paris Dauphine University graduate.

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Team: investment, ESG
Regional focus: UK & Ireland, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, France & Benelux
Languages: French, English
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Martino Gobbi Director

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Martino Gobbi joined Charterhouse in 2016.

He previously spent seven years with Bain Capital working on private equity transactions across Southern Europe.

Prior to that, Martino worked in the Investment Banking Division of JP Morgan.

Martino holds a BSc in Business Administration from the University of Genova and an MSc in Business Administration and Finance from ESCP Europe. He is fluent in English, Italian, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

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Team: investment
Regional focus: Southern Europe, UK & Ireland
Languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Portfolio companies: MEC3 SERB SLR Consulting
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Ryan Goodbrand Monitoring Director

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Ryan Goodbrand joined Charterhouse in 2004.

Prior to this he spent six years at Charterhouse Bank and five years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. At Charterhouse he focuses on monitoring the progress of the portfolio companies’ performance and strategy.

Ryan has an honours degree in Accounting Science from the University of South Africa.

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Team: portfolio, ESG
Languages: English
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Tim James Partner

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Tim James joined Charterhouse in 2007.

He previously spent two years with Legal & General Ventures. Prior to this he spent five years at KPMG, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant which included two years in its corporate finance practice.

Tim has a degree in Geography from Oxford University.

During Tim’s time at Charterhouse he has been involved with Tunstall, Card Factory and DOC Generici. He is currently on the Board of Skillsoft.

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Team: investment, ESG
Regional focus: UK & Ireland
Languages: English
Portfolio companies: Card Factory DOC Generici MEC3 Skillsoft
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Sami Kassam Director

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Sami Kassam joined Charterhouse in 2018.

He previously spent 2 years at Eight Roads, the proprietary arm of Fidelity International and 9 years at Terra Firma Capital Partners.
Prior to that, Sami worked in the Investment Banking Division of Citigroup.

Sami holds a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Team: investment
Regional focus: UK & Ireland
Languages: English
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Sam Kempsey Legal Counsel

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Sam Kempsey joined Charterhouse in 2016 as Legal Counsel.

He previously spent 5 years at Latham & Watkins, which included a secondment with Goldman Sachs. Sam qualified as a Solicitor in 2013.

Sam holds a BA(Hons) in Geography from Durham University and completed his professional exams at BPP University Law School in London.

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Team: finance & operations
Languages: English
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Robert Leeming Partner

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Robert Leeming joined Charterhouse in 2007.

He was formerly a partner at EPIC Private Equity, prior to which he worked on due diligence and strategy assignments at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Robert has a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and an MBA with distinction from INSEAD.

During Robert’s time at Charterhouse he has been involved with Giles, Deb, ERM, Bartec and Mirion Technologies. He is currently on the Board of Comexposium.

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Team: investment
Regional focus: UK & Ireland
Languages: English
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Antonio Di Lorenzo Investment Manager

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Antonio Di Lorenzo joined Charterhouse in 2017.

He previously spent three years at Providence Equity in London, working on several European private equity investments.

Prior to that, Antonio worked in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley.

Antonio holds a Master in Finance from Bocconi University and a Master in Business and Economics from Stockholm School of Economics. He also holds a Bachelor of International Economics and Management from Bocconi University.

He is fluent in Italian, English and Spanish.

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Team: investment
Regional focus: Southern Europe
Languages: Italian, English
Portfolio companies: MEC3 Nuova Castelli
Stephan Morgan Image

Stephan Morgan Partner

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Stephan Morgan joined Charterhouse in 2002.

He was previously at BC Partners in London. Prior to this, he worked for McKinsey & Co in France and Air Liquide in Italy.

Stephan graduated from HEC Paris Business School before gaining an MBA from Stanford Business School. He is fluent in English, French, German and Italian.

During Stephan’s time at Charterhouse he has been involved with TDF, Autobar, Epolia, Nocibe and Webhelp. He is currently on the Boards of SERB and Bartec.

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Team: investment
Regional focus: Northern Europe
Languages: French, English, German
Portfolio companies: Armacell Bartec WebHelp
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Haitham Nasri Investment Manager

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Haitham Nasri joined Charterhouse in 2017.

He previously spent three years at McKinsey in France where he worked on a range of corporate strategy and management consulting assignments.

Haitham holds an MSc in Executive Engineering from the Ecole des Mines in Paris. He is fluent in Arabic, French and English.

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Team: investment
Regional focus: France & Benelux
Languages: Arabic, French, English
Portfolio companies: SERB
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Tom Patrick Partner / General Counsel

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Tom Patrick joined Charterhouse in 2010.

Tom previously spent five years at D.B. Zwirn & Co and prior to this at White & Case for four years. He began his career at Masons in 1997, qualifying as a Solicitor in 1999.

Tom has a degree in German and International Relations from the University of St Andrews and completed his professional exams at the College of Law in Guildford.

He is responsible for all legal and compliance matters at Charterhouse

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Team: ESG, finance & operations
Languages: English, German
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Sheena Pattni Investment Manager

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Sheena Pattni joined Charterhouse in 2014.

She previously spent four years at Perella Weinberg Partners in London, where she worked on M&A transactions across a number of sectors and geographies.

Sheena holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Warwick.

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Team: investment, ESG
Regional focus: UK & Ireland, France & Benelux
Languages: English
Portfolio companies: SERB SLR Consulting
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Vincent Pautet Partner

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Vincent Pautet joined Charterhouse in 2005.

He was previously with CDC Equity Capital for five years and prior to this at BNP Paribas in the London M&A Team.

Vincent is a graduate of HEC Paris Business School and holds a degree in international taxation from Paris Sorbonne University. He is fluent in English and French.

During Vincent’s time at Charterhouse he has been involved with Cegelec, TDF, Epolia, Elior, Nuova Castelli and Webhelp. He is currently on the Boards of Comexposium, Cooper and Sagemcom.

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Team: investment
Regional focus: France & Benelux
Languages: French, English
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Giles Prentice Investment Manager

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Giles Prentice joined Charterhouse in 2017.

He previously spent four years with Lazard in London where he worked on numerous transactions across a variety of sectors.

Giles holds a degree in Economics & Management from the University of Oxford.

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Team: Investment
Regional focus: UK & Ireland
Languages: English
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Giuseppe Prestia Partner

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Giuseppe Prestia joined Charterhouse in 2004.

He was previously with McKinsey & Co in London.

Giuseppe has a degree in mechanical engineering from Palermo University and an MBA (with honours) from INSEAD. He is fluent in English, Italian, French and Spanish.

During his time in Charterhouse, he has led the investments in Doc Generici, Nuova Castelli and more recently Mec3. Giuseppe has also been involved with Webhelp and Tunstall. He currently sits on the board of Mec3 and Nuova Castelli.

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Team: investment
Regional focus: Southern Europe
Languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish
Portfolio companies: DOC Generici MEC3 Nuova Castelli WebHelp
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Pierre de Sarrau Partner

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Pierre de Sarrau joined Charterhouse in 2011.

He previously spent two years with Terra Firma Capital Partners where he worked on private equity transactions across a variety of sectors. Prior to this, Pierre worked in the Investment Banking Division at Citigroup, focusing on private equity transactions and financing mandates.

Pierre graduated from HEC Paris Business School and holds a degree in mathematics from King's College London. He is fluent in English and French.

During Pierre’s time at Charterhouse, he has been involved with Elior, Webhelp, Bartec and Cooper. He is currently on the Boards of SERB and Mirion Technologies

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Team: investment
Regional focus: France & Benelux
Languages: French, English, Spanish
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Max Steinebach Investment Manager

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Max joined Charterhouse in 2017.

He previously spent two years at Blackstone where he worked on several European private equity investments.

Prior to this, Max worked in the Investment Banking Division at Morgan Stanley in London.

Max holds a degree in Physics from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich.

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Team: investment
Regional focus: Northern Europe
Languages: German, English
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Mark Tentori Partner

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Mark Tentori joined Charterhouse in 2016. He is a member of Charterhouse’s Portfolio management team, which actively supports the executive teams running Charterhouse’s portfolio companies.

He previously held a number of senior financial and operational roles in industry including at Deb Group and United Coffee. Prior to this he worked at Price Waterhouse where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

Mark has a degree in French and German from the University of Birmingham.

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Team: portfolio
Regional focus: UK & Ireland, France & Benelux, Northern Europe, Southern Europe
Languages: English, French, German
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William Trevelyan Thomas Director

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William Trevelyan Thomas joined Charterhouse in 2016.

He previously spent five years with H.I.G. European Capital Partners where he worked on numerous European private equity transactions across a variety of sectors.

Prior to this, William worked at Torch Partners Corporate Finance.

William holds an MChem in Chemistry from Oxford University.

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Team: investment
Regional focus: UK & Ireland
Languages: English
Portfolio companies: Skillsoft
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Willem du Toit Senior Financial Controller

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Willem du Toit joined Charterhouse in 2014.

He previously spent eleven years at Star Capital Partners Limited. Willem is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant and holds degrees in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Willem is responsible for the fund and company accounting functions at Charterhouse.

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Team: finance & operations
Languages: English, Afrikaans
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Alain Vourch Partner

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Alain joined Charterhouse in 2017.

He is a member of the Portfolio Management Team, which actively supports the executive teams running Charterhouse’s portfolio companies.

He previously spent 13 years at KKR Capstone Europe, where most recently he was the Co-Head of the group. During his time there he sat on the European Portfolio Management Committee and held board positions at a number of portfolio companies.

Prior to this, he spent nearly ten years at BCG in Paris and London and developed a successful internet business.

Alain graduated from Ecole des Mines and from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris.

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Team: portfolio
Regional focus: UK & Ireland, France & Benelux, Northern Europe, Southern Europe
Languages: French, English
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Chris Warren Partner

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Chris Warren joined Charterhouse in 2013.

He previously spent ten years with ECI Partners where he completed a number of transactions across a wide range of sectors.

Prior to ECI, Chris worked at BC Partners and before that as a consultant with COBA in their Strategy and Private Equity group. Chris has a degree in PPE from Oxford University and an MBA from INSEAD.

During Chris’s time at Charterhouse he has been involved with Comexposium and Sagemcom. He is currently on the Board of Mirion Technologies.

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Team: investment
Regional focus: UK & Ireland
Languages: English
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Irina Watson Company Secretary

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Irina Watson joined Charterhouse in 2012 as our Company Secretary.

She previously spent four years in UK PFI firm, Semperian Investment Partners. Prior to this she worked at Dresdner Kleinwort, J.P. Morgan and LUKOIL.

Irina is a member of ICSA and holds an MSc in International Relations from Moscow State University and an MBA from the European School of Economics.

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Team: finance & operations
Languages: English, Russian
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Mirja Weidner ESG and Compliance Manager

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Mirja Weidner joined Charterhouse in 2015 as our Compliance and ESG Manager.

Prior to this she worked in asset management and compliance related roles at international banks HSBC, WestLB and Wells Fargo.

Mirja speaks German, Afrikaans and English and holds a BCom degree in Law from the University of Pretoria.

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Team: finance & operations, ESG
Languages: English, German, Afrikaans