Epiris today announces that Owen Wilson and Ian Wood have been promoted to Partner. At the same time they have also joined the firm’s Investment and Management Committees.

Owen has worked in private equity for 20 years and, since joining Epiris in 2013, has been involved with the Innovia, Retirement Bridge Group and Portals investments. Before Epiris, Owen worked at Palamon Capital Partners, Candover and Bain & Company.

Ian, whose investments include Elian, Hollywood Bowl, Audiotonix, TI Media and The Club Company, joined Epiris in 2012. Before that Ian, who has worked in private equity for 16 years, was at GCP Capital and Silverfleet Capital.

Alex Fortescue, Managing Partner at Epiris, said:

“We are all delighted to announce these promotions. They are not only well deserved, with both Owen and Ian having made an immense contribution to Epiris’ success, but also a key component of our plan to develop the partner group and the wider Epiris team to deliver on our ambitions.”

Epiris refers to Epiris LLP.



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Andrew Honnor, Matthew Goodman, Robert White, Greenbrook Communications
+44 (0)20 7952 2000

Nicholas Board, Epiris
+44 (0)20 7306 3902


About Epiris LLP

Epiris LLP is a top-decile* private equity firm which invests in opportunities to transform businesses in partnership with exceptional management teams. We target control positions in UK-centric businesses with an enterprise value of between £75 million and £500 million, deploying between £40 million and £150 million of equity.

Fund I
Since 2011 Epiris has invested £1 billion in buyouts and loan-to-own debt investments in respect of which it has delivered a gross IRR of 38%*. Synthetic net returns from this portfolio are in the top-decile of European private equity funds of comparable vintages.

Fund II
Epiris is currently seeking investment opportunities for Epiris Fund II, an institutional private equity fund raised in 2017. Recent investments by Fund II include TI Media, the UK’s largest consumer magazine publisher, Portals, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of “substrate” for banknotes and The Club Company, the UK’s largest country club operator.

For further information please visit www.epiris.co.uk.

Issued by Epiris LLP which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

* As at 30 September 2017. Gross IRR does not reflect adjustments for investment management and administration costs. Comparator data supplied by Preqin. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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