Tenzing adds to its team and the services it offers portfolio companies
London 4 February 2019 – UK lower mid-market investor, Tenzing, today announces the appointment of Gareth Healy to the Investment team and David Sims as Finance Director. In addition, Matt Nicholson joins the team to lead bolt-on acquisitions for Tenzing’s portfolio companies.
Gareth brings with him over two decades of TMT-focused lower mid-market investment and corporate finance experience. Most recently, Gareth was at Inflexion Private Equity where he was one of its longest serving investment team members and was involved in more than a dozen TMT / Tech Enabled Services deals. He helped support the management teams of these businesses to accelerate growth and realise successful exits, guiding many of them through private equity for the first time.
Matt Nicholson brings over a decade of lower mid-market experience to Tenzing’s portfolio companies, having spent 14 years in M&A at Deloitte in Leeds. Matt works exclusively with the management teams of each of Tenzing’s portfolio companies. His focus is on M&A strategy and the identification and execution of value accretive bolt-on acquisitions.
David joins with over 12 years of UK Private Equity experience having previously been Financial Controller at Phoenix Equity Partners. David’s experience allows Tenzing to continue to focus on driving the quality of financial information for its clients whilst supporting its portfolio companies.
Guy Gillon, Managing Partner at Tenzing, commented: “Christian, Rob and I have known Gareth professionally and personally for twelve years. We share many of the same philosophies on how to approach and support lower mid-market companies. His passion and creativity in scaling companies and his love of team development are key to Tenzing’s culture. In adding the experience which Matt and David bring, we continue to improve the service we offer our management teams and our clients. We are proud and delighted to welcome Gareth, Matt and David to Tenzing and are very excited about continuing to build our firm with them.”
Tenzing is an independent private equity investor that targets buyout investments in high organic growth UK SMEs valued up to £75m. It backs high energy, driven management teams and founders with which it has a shared vision; its most recent investments include the buyouts of Ticketer and CitNow.