Partner promotion at private equity firm’s Manchester office

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Equistone Partners Europe has promoted Andi Tomkinson to partner.

Since joining Equistone as investment director in 2012, Tomkinson has played a key role in the firm’s investment activities and portfolio development out of its Manchester office.

This has included supporting the formation and development of Concept Life Sciences, the provider of integrated drug discovery, development and analytical testing and environmental consulting services that Equistone sold to Spectris in 2018, and the successful exits of AFI-Uplift, a provider of powered access machines to the construction and infrastructure maintenance sectors, in 2013 and PD&MS, a provider of project management, design, fabrication and testing services to the energy industry, in 2014.

As partner, Tomkinson will conduct investments and portfolio company management in the North of England and remain a non-executive director on the boards of Equistone portfolio companies, including precision-engineered polymer designer and manufacturer Nylacast, mobile telecoms services provider WHP Telecoms and static holiday homes manufacturer Willerby.

Steve O’Hare, senior partner and UK country head at Equistone Partners Europe, said: “We are delighted to announce Andi’s promotion to partner, alongside a number of other promotions within and appointments to our investment team, both in the UK and across Europe. Equistone prides itself on providing an environment in which our employees can advance professionally and develop the skillsets to help deliver outstanding results for our investors. We are committed to continuing to do so as we support the growth of our current portfolio and deploy capital from our €2.8bn Fund VI.”

Tomkinson added: “At Equistone I have had the opportunity to work with some hugely exciting and diverse businesses in the North, supporting the growth of entrepreneurial companies such as Concept Life Sciences, Willerby, WHP Telecoms and Nylacast. I look forward to continuing my part in the success of Equistone and its investments as a partner in the firm.”