23rd February 2021
QPE strengthens team with hat-trick of appointments
Queen’s Park Equity (“QPE”) is delighted to announce the appointment of three new members to its investment and origination teams.
Alison Price joins the investment team, bringing six years of investment and board experience across the healthcare and education sectors. Prior to QPE, Alison was part of the investment team at impact investor Bridges Fund Management where she focused on new investments and supporting portfolio companies to achieve their growth ambitions. Alison began her career at PwC followed by four years at Deutsche Bank.
Valentina Matheus joins the investment team from Mazars Corporate Finance where she focused on supporting clients through M&A transactions within the lower-mid market in the education and business services sectors. She has spent most of her career working with owner-managed businesses.
Prudence Jones joins the origination team from Third Bridge, an expert network, where she worked in the commercial due diligence practice, focusing on deals across a range of sectors including healthcare, education and pharma services.
Commenting on the appointments, Jonny Kay, Managing Partner, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Alison, Valentina and Prudence to the team at what is a very exciting and busy period for us, as we see strong deal flow both in new investment opportunities as well as bolt-ons to our existing partner firms.” Jose Rodriguez, Managing Partner, added: “The appointments consolidate QPE’s vision of building a team with not only exceptional technical ability and relevant sector experience, but also with the strong EQ required to build meaningful, long-term relationships with our stakeholders.” The appointments bring the QPE team to 13 across investment, origination and operations.
QPE closed its over-subscribed debut fund at £185m in December and is focused on providing capital and expertise to high-quality, growth businesses in the Education, Health & Pharma and Tech Services sectors with an ambition to accelerate their growth.