May 11, 2021
Four new partners at Endless
Endless LLP is delighted to announce the appointment of four new Partners.
The financial year to 30 April 2021 was for Endless, one of its most active and included the investments into Hovis, one of the most iconic food brands in the UK, and Amscan International, an international market leader in party products. Endless also raised its fifth fund, Endless Fund V, at £400 million in November 2020 and recently completed its first investment in that fund, Findel Education, a leading e-commerce specialist in educational resources.
Enact, the SME fund investing Enact Fund II of £30 million, was similarly busy and completed the acquisitions of Realise, an apprenticeship provider, Evolutions, a leading TV post-production business, and Bartoline, a heritage manufacturer of decorating products.
Lucia Villamor and Simon Hardcastle were integral to the successful raising of Endless Fund V and this has been recognised with both being promoted to Partner, leading the Investor Relations and Legal & Compliance departments of Endless respectively. Kerry Battiscombe, who has led the Due Diligence team since 2019, will join them as Partner on her return from maternity leave later this summer.
After a year of significant progress investing Enact Fund II and in anticipation of raising its third fund in the next 12 months, Enact has promoted Richard Harrison to Partner in the Manchester office. Richard will transition from Endless to Enact, following a year in which his highlights included the investment into Hovis and managing outstanding growth in the existing investments at BBF and American Golf.
Garry Wilson, Managing Partner at Endless LLP, said:
“After a year none of us will ever forget, it is great to be able to reward the new Partners. Lucia, Kerry and Simon have been with us for a long time and have transformed their respective parts of the Endless business in recent years. Richard has forged a strong niche in the North-West market and is a natural leader for the Enact business in that region. I would like to congratulate all of them on their Partner promotions and the rest of the team that have also achieved important milestones in their careers this year.”