Private-equity investors Equistone Partners Europe has bolstered its Birmingham office with an investment manager hire.
Will Copeland joins from BGF where he worked as an investor for the past three years.
He was previously at PwC holding roles in the London audit and Birmingham, where he worked on a number of buy-side, sell-side, and refinancing transactions for institutional investors and privately owned businesses.
In his new capacity, Copeland will focus on sourcing, carrying out, managing and successfully exiting investments, both in the Midlands and across the UK.
The firm has also promoted Ed Baker, who joined Equistone in 2018 after a four-year spell at MML Partners, to the role of investment director in its London office.
Baker has worked on Equistone’s investments in Nylacast, a world-class designer and manufacturer of precision-engineered polymer solutions based in Leicester, and CH&CO, a leading UK contract catering group headquartered in Reading.