London and Edinburgh, 17 January 2022
Cairngorm Capital Partners LLP (Cairngorm Capital) is delighted to announce the appointment of Adam Watson, Sheena Pattni and George Buckle to the firm’s investment team. Following the successful close of its third fund, Cairngorm Capital III last year, Cairngorm Capital has over £400m of committed equity capital to deploy. These appointments strengthen the firm’s capacity to continue its disciplined investment selection and thoughtful buy-and-build strategies, which have delivered very strong returns since the firm’s inception in 2014.
Adam Watson joins as Investment Manager from HSBC’s advisory team in London and Sydney, where he was involved in a diverse range of buy and sell-side transactions covering international healthcare, consumer, industrial, mining and building materials sectors. Prior to HSBC, Adam was an analyst at Ingenious Corporate Finance. Adam is based in Cairngorm Capital’s London office.
With over 10 years’ M&A experience, Sheena Pattni joins as Investment Manager from Charterhouse Capital Partners, where she managed investments in the TMT, pharmaceuticals and environmental sectors. Earlier in her career, Sheena was part of the M&A team at Perella Weinberg Partners. As a former member of Charterhouse’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) committee, Sheena brings specific insight and expertise in ESG matters to Cairngorm Capital. Sheena is based in Cairngorm Capital’s London office and has joined E-zec Medical’s board.
George Buckle joins Cairngorm Capital’s London office as an Investment Associate, following roles in audit, transaction services and restructuring with PwC and a secondment in venture capital. George brings broad experience of transaction support and advisory activity across the industrial, business services and TMT sectors.
Adam, Sheena and George join an existing team of 17 talented investment professionals and operating partners, whose unique mix of sectoral expertise and investment skills has built a portfolio of 10 highly performing companies with over 6,500 employees and combined revenues in excess of £1 billion.
Andrew Steel, Managing Partner of Cairngorm Capital, said, “We are delighted to welcome Adam, Sheena and George to our team. They bring the collaborative style and dynamism that is characteristic of our team at Cairngorm Capital. They are joining the firm at an exciting time and their skills and expertise will help us to pursue the opportunities offered by our third fund.”
Lee Hess, Chairman of Cairngorm Capital added, “Adam, Sheena and George are terrific additions to our team and we are delighted to attract such talented individuals to join us. Their skills and expertise complement those of our existing team, allowing us to pursue more of the opportunities that arise in our target sectors.”
For further information, please contact Katherine Ritchie on 020 8347 6183 or 07941 040021
Notes for editors
Cairngorm Capital Partners LLP is a specialist private investment firm providing equity capital and management expertise to leading UK companies. It invests in strongly-performing, private mid-market growth companies in manufacturing, distribution and services industries. The firm’s goal is to build and realise value through growth and performance improvements. Cairngorm Capital’s unique mix of sectoral expertise and investment skill enables it to be actively involved in the strategy and operational focus of portfolio companies, partnering with management teams to grow revenue, enhance margins, improve cash flow or consolidate industry leadership positions.
Cairngorm Capital’s current portfolio includes majority owned stakes in:
Building Supplies Online
Independent Builders Merchants Group
MRO+ Solutions Group
National Timber Group
Verso Wealth Management
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