Growth Capital Partners (‘GCP’) has promoted Alex Thomson to Partner, Jay Salter to Investment Director and James Handley to Investment Manager.
The internal promotions reinforce GCP’s commitment to investing in its people and follows the recent first close on its new GCP Fund V and the completion of the first two investments in the fund.
Alex Thomson joined GCP in 2011 and has a track-record of forging strong partnerships with management teams and leading several successful investments which include Cooke Optics, The DMW Group and Infinity Works. He most recently led GCP’s investment in Hippo Digital, the second investment in Fund V.
Jay Salter joined GCP in 2017 and has been involved in a number of successful investments including The DMW Group, Indigo Telecoms and the subsequent bolt-on acquisition of 4Site, Jones Knowles Ritchie, CubeLogic and Hippo Digital as well as supporting the GCP investment in AMG.
James Handley also joined GCP in 2017 and has been involved in the investments in GTS Flexible, Infinity Works and Hippo Digital as well as the successful exit of Arrow Business Communications.
Garrett Curran, Managing Partner, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Alex to the partnership and congratulate Jay and James on their well-deserved promotions.
In a year that has challenged all businesses in extraordinary ways, it is fantastic to be able to recognise the important contributions that Alex, Jay and James have made to GCP. We have completed three strong exits and four new investments during this difficult period and that is testament to the calibre of the people in our business and the quality of the management teams we partner with.
At GCP we value our culture highly and it is great to see people progress in their careers and take on more responsibility in the business. It is a sign of our continued ambition to develop our capability, work with fantastic management teams and back great businesses.”