Adam Maidment, co-Managing Partner of Kester Capital, has been included in the “Future 40” compiled by Real Deals magazine, which recognises the dealmakers that will set the agenda for the future of the European private equity industry. These dealmakers have been selected by an experienced judging panel of industry peers.
This recognition comes at a time when Kester has been active in expanding its investment team with five new hires announced this year, including Head of Off-Market Origination, Rob Chapman, who joined in October. Kester has also maintained a high level of transactional activity with two platform investments and two portfolio bolt-on acquisitions completed in the last twelve months. Since August, Kester has announced the MBOs of YouGarden, the UK’s leading multi-channel home shopping retailer of horticultural products; and of ComplianceOnline, a leading provider of global regulatory intelligence to the payment and gambling sectors.
Adam Maidment, co-Managing Partner of Kester Capital, said: “It is flattering to be recognised by the Real Deals Future 40. Marking the end of an exciting year, it very much reflects the achievements of the whole Kester team and our rapidly expanding portfolio of UK businesses.”
Kester Capital is a primary buy-out specialist, led by entrepreneurial and experienced team, and focused on UK businesses that require capital in order to unlock their potential.