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UK’s Inflexion beefs up investment team with two new hires

4 Sep 2014

handshake cropInflexion Private Equity has appointed former LDC’s John Harper and ex Levine Leichtman managing director Stuart Robinson, as investment directors.

Harper will join Inflexion’s buyout team and build on his 20 years’ experience in private equity. As well as LDC, the new recruit has also worked at Duke Street and Montague Private Equity.

His track record includes deals relating to restaurant chain Wagamama and Simple Skincare.

Robinson will work within Inflexion’s partnership capital team and focus on minority investing. Previously he was partner at UK-based private equity firm 3i.

Inflexion managing partner Simon Turner said, “We’re delighted to welcome John and Stuart to Inflexion. Both have substantial experience in our core approach to investing, backing high growth entrepreneurial businesses through either a majority or minority investment.

“They join at an exciting time for Inflexion, we have invested in five businesses in the last 12 months and exited a further four, two of which we recently successfully listed. We look forward to welcoming John and Stuart to the team.”

Mid-market investor Inflexion made a cash return of 2.8-times from the exit of document management technology specialist Phlexglobal, which was sold to Bridgepoint Development Capital in July.

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