Two Promoted at Rutland

Two Promoted at Rutland


Rutland is delighted to announce two promotions within its Investment Team. Matthew Hamilton-Allen and Jason Birt have both been promoted to Investment Director.

Matt joined Rutland in November 2014 and during the last year he has been instrumental in the successful sale of Armitage Pet Care, having been part of the team that acquired the business in 2017. He has also been involved in the acquisitions of Gardman and Omar Group, and is part of the investment team that manages Hereford Contract Canning. Matt joined Rutland from Hawkpoint where he 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 in December 2014 and to date has been involved in the acquisitions of Walstead Group, Aston Barclay and, most recently, Woodall Nicholson. Jason joined Rutland from Rothschild where he worked on a number of transactions and strategic reviews within the Consumer, Retail & 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.

Since joining Rutland both Matt and Jason have made a significant contribution to new deals as well as overall portfolio management.

Commenting on the two promotions, Nick Morrill, Managing Partner of Rutland Partners said: “We are delighted to announce the promotions of Matt Hamilton-Allen and Jason Birt to Investment Director. Both Matt and Jason have a strong work ethic and over the last year they have shown huge commitment and maturity in all the projects they have undertaken, and we are pleased to mark their achievements with these promotions.”

The promotions of Matt and Jason further strengthen the team and cap a successful year for Rutland following the acquisition of Woodall Nicholson and the sale of Armitage Pet Care. Rutland continues to focus on special situations and operational change with the primary objective of improving performance through controllable or strategic actions.


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