04 Jan 2016 Three Promoted at Rutland
Rutland is delighted to announce three promotions within its Deal Team; Michael Reynolds has been promoted to Investment Director, with Matthew Hamilton-Allen and Jason Birt both promoted to Investment Managers.
Michael joined Rutland in 2012 and in the last year was instrumental in the successful outcome of the Millbrook bolt-on acquisition of the winter test facility, Test World, in Northern Finland. He was also involved in the acquisitions of Maplin Electronics and Buy As You View. He joined Rutland after two years at Hawkpoint Partners working within their Corporate Advisory group. Prior to Hawkpoint, he was with KPMG where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant completing three years in the Corporate Finance division.
Matthew is a another Hawkpoint graduate and joined Rutland at the end of 2014. At Hawkpoint he also worked within the Corporate Advisory group working mainly on Private Equity backed buy-side and sell-side transactions and brought with him experience across a range of sectors including Healthcare, FIG, Support Services, Consumer Retail and CleanTech.
Jason joined Rutland from Rothschild in December 2014 where he worked on a number of transactions and strategic reviews within the Consumer, Retail and Leisure team. Prior to Rothschild, Jason spent four years with Ernst & Young, working within the Corporate Finance division, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2012. During his time at Ernst & Young Jason worked across a range of teams including Corporate Restructuring, Transaction Support and Valuations & Business Modelling.
Both Matthew and Jason have had a busy first year within the Rutland deal team and during that time has made a significant contribution to new deals as well as overall portfolio management.
Commenting on the three promotions, Michael Langdon, Chairman of Rutland Partners, said: “We are delighted to announce the promotion of Michael to Investment Director. Over the last year he has shown huge commitment and maturity in all the projects he has undertaken and we are pleased to mark his achievements with this promotion. We are also delighted to promote Matthew and Jason to Investment Managers, an appointment they both thoroughly deserve for all the hard work they have put in during their first year within the deal team at Rutland.”
The promotions of Michael, Jason and Matthew further strengthen the team and cap a busy year for Rutland, which has seen further growth in their portfolio with three new investments. Rutland continues to focus on special situations and operational change with the primary objective to improve performance through controllable or strategic actions.