Partner appointment at Endless LLP

Endless LLP, the UK based private equity firm, has appointed Francesco Santinon as Partner, based in their London office.  Francesco, who joined the firm in 2012 has recently completed the acquisition of Ink Global and a number of debt acquisitions and last month completed the sale of Gradus to ICG backed Midfloor generating an IRR of 65%.

Garry Wilson commented “My Partner, Darren Forshaw and I have known Francesco for 15 years and when the chance arose to recruit him a few years ago we knew we had added a top quality, experienced dealmaker to the team.  It was always our plan to bring him into the partnership and the recent raising of £525m for Fund IV made this possible.”

Francesco Santinon added “Garry, Darren and the other Partners have built Endless to be one of the most active and respected UK private equity managers from a standing start in less than 10 years.  I am truly delighted to be part of this success and very much look forward to helping us continue to invest Fund IV as a partner.’

In 2015, Endless has invested over £185million in 14 businesses across the UK and France.  Recent weeks have also seen the disposal of their investments in FMG and Gradus to trade buyers.  Endless Fund IV was launched in March and has so far made 6 investments.