Inflexion brings in ex-LDC operation improvement expert Jon Andrews


cog_gear_green_170sq1UK mid-market buyout house Inflexion Private Equity has hired former LDC operations expert Jon Andrew as a value enhancement director.

Andrew has more than 15 years of experience improving operational performance at companies, most recently as a consultant.

He was previously managing director and acting COO of LDC’s value enhancement group.

Inflexion said Andrew’s appointment complemented its existing value enhancement capabilities, which include its international teams in Brazil, China and India as well as its in-house digital expertise.

Managing partner Simon Turner said, “We’re delighted to welcome Jon at such an exciting time for Inflexion.

“We recently completed two successful IPOs and have supported more portfolio add-on acquisitions in the last twelve months than in any other year.

“Jon’s operational experience added to the networks and expertise within our international and digital teams enables us to add real, tangible value to our portfolio companies.”

Last month Inflexion made an impressive return of 16.2 times from the IPO of IT services company FDM Group, which was valued at £308.5m.

The firm is reportedly planning to raise £900m for two new vehicles.

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