Team





NAME

TITLE

OFFICE

GROUP

 Edmund Lazarus

 Managing Partner

 London

 Bregal Capital

Edmund was a Founding Partner of Bregal Capital from inception in 2002. He sits on our Investment Committee and on the Boards of Cognita, Cerigo, Danwood, Morrison, Novem, QA, Reconomy and Studialis. He led our successfully exited investments in Zephyr and GSL.

Before founding Bregal Capital, Edmund worked at Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, where he was a member of the firm's global Investment Committee, SG Warburg and Merrill Lynch. Edmund graduated from Oxford University with a First Class degree in politics, philosophy and economics, where he also served as President of the Oxford Union.

In parallel with his professional career, Edmund was a publicly-elected official on Westminster City Council from 1992 to 2002, including serving as Deputy Leader and Chairman of Finance. Edmund was nominated by the Mayor of London to Chair the Investment Committee of the London Development Agency from 2008 to 2012 and to help restructure the Agency. Edmund currently Chairs the London Green Fund.

 Joy Bainville

 Partner

 London

 Bregal Capital

Joy is involved in our investments in Studialis, Cognita and Cerigo.

Before joining Bregal Capital, Joy worked in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley, where she focused on M&A and equity transactions. Joy graduated from HEC in France, majoring in finance.

 Patrik Johnson

 Partner

 London

 Bregal Capital

Patrik played an active part in Bregal Capital's investments in Bluestep, Cognita, Danwood and MCi and currently sits on the board of Bluestep, Cognita and Danwood.

Prior to joining Bregal Capital, Patrik worked for Credit Suisse First Boston in London. He graduated from the Stockholm School of Economics with a degree in accounting and financial management, and also completed studies at the university of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

 Olivier Morali

 Partner

 London

 Bregal Capital

Olivier leads the firm's investment in Studialis and sits on the board of Morrison which he has been involved with since inception. Formerly, he was on the boards of MCi and Cerigo.

Before joining Bregal Capital, Olivier was a Director at Apax Partners in Paris, where for five years he focused primarily on healthcare investments. Prior to that, he worked for Arthur Andersen. Olivier holds a PhD and a doctorate in biology/biochemistry from Paris University and is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Superieure.

 Florian Schick

 Partner

 London

 Bregal Capital

Florian sits on our Investment Committee and leads the firm's investments in LR Health & Beauty Systems, Novem and proALPHA, and sits on the boards of Danwood and QA. He also worked on our investments in Canopius, FiveTen and Ideal Stelrad, and led our investment in MCi which has been successfully sold.

 

Before joining Bregal, Florian was a Principal at Towerbrook Capital Partners in London after having originally started in private equity with Bregal Capital. Prior to that, he was an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company in their private equity practice in London. Earlier in his career Florian was a member of the management board of Surplex AG, an innovative industrial equipment auctioneering business based in Germany, which he co-founded in 1999. Florian graduated in law from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, and received his M.B.A. from INSEAD.

 Dwight Cupit

 Partner and Chief Financial Officer

 London

 Bregal Capital

Dwight is responsible for all aspects of the back office and finance function of the firm.

Before joining Bregal Capital, Dwight was the Finance Director of eVolution Global Partners, a start-up venture capital firm sponsored by Kleiner, Perkins, Texas Pacific Group and Bain & Co and started his career at Arthur Andersen. Dwight is a Chartered Accountant and graduated from Monash University, Melbourne, with a Bachelor in Economics.

 Michele Fontana Sabatini

 Investment Director

 London

 Bregal Capital

Michele works on our investment in Cognita and currently sits on the board of QA. He also worked on our investment in MCi which has been successfully sold. 

Before joining Bregal, Michele worked in the investment banking division of Merrill Lynch, where he focused on M&A and corporate finance transactions. Michele graduated from Bocconi University in Italy with a degree in business administration and has an MBA from the Wharton School.

 Giles Marshall

 Investment Manager

 London

 Bregal Capital

Giles works on our investments in Danwood, Ideal Stelrad, Morrison, QA and Reconomy.

 

Before joining Bregal, Giles worked at UBS in the UK Investment Banking and Real Estate Investment Banking teams. Giles graduated from Durham University with a degree in Classics.

 Philipp Struth

 Investment Manager

 London

 Bregal Capital

Philipp sits on the board of our investments in Aurigen, LR Health & Beauty Systems, Novem and proALPHA. In the past he has also worked on our investments in Ideal Stelrad Group and QA. 

 

Before joining Bregal, Philipp worked in the investment banking division of Merrill Lynch, where he focused on M&A and corporate finance transactions in Germany. Philipp graduated from European Business School (EBS), Oestrich-Winkel in Germany with a degree in business administration.

 Nicholas Armstrong

 Associate

 London

 Bregal Capital

Nicholas works on our investment in Reconomy.

Before joining Bregal, Nicholas worked at Nomura in the UK M&A Investment Banking and Australia Investment Banking teams. Nicholas graduated from the University of Sydney with a master’s degree in finance.

 Tom Carroll

 Associate

 London

 Bregal Capital

Tom works on our investments in Danwood and Morrison.


Before joining Bregal, Tom worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the healthcare investment banking team.  Tom graduated from Imperial College London with a master’s degree in physics.

 Adam Frahm

 Associate

 London

 Bregal Capital

 

Adam works on our investments in Bluestep and Cognita.

 

Before joining Bregal, Adam worked in the investment banking division of Citigroup, focusing on M&A and corporate finance transactions in the financial sponsors space. He graduated from Copenhagen Business School with a master’s degree in finance and strategic management.

 David Franke

 Associate

 London

 Bregal Capital

David works on our investments in LR Health & Beauty Systems, Novem and proALPHA.

Before joining Bregal, David worked at Lazard in Frankfurt, where he focused on M&A and corporate finance transactions. David holds a Master with distinction from London School of Economics.

 Gilles Gradassi

 Associate

 London

 Bregal Capital

Gilles works on our investments in QA and Studialis.

 

 

Prior to joining Bregal Capital, Gilles worked at Credit Suisse, specialising in M&A and corporate finance transactions in EMEA primarily across the Industrials and Energy sectors. Gilles graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris with a degree in industrial engineering.

 Sofian Lignier

 Associate

 London

 Bregal Capital

Sofian works on our investments in Ideal Stelrad and Studialis.

 

Before joining Bregal, Sofian worked in the investment banking division of Credit Suisse for close to four years. He was originally based in Dubai and worked on a number of M&A and corporate finance transactions as part of their Middle East advisory team. In late 2012 he relocated to London to join their Energy team. Sofian graduated from the Ecole des Mines de Paris with a master’s degree in engineering.