Foresight Group ("Foresight”), a leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager, is pleased to announce the promotion of Seb Saywood to Director in its Private Equity team.
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Seb has been with Foresight since 2013, having joined as a Senior Investment Manager to deploy the Foresight Nottingham Fund out of the newly opened office in Nottingham. Seb sits on the Board of four investments in Foresight’s portfolio and supports the management of more than £240 million of funds, investing up to £5 million nationally with a particular focus in Nottingham and the broader midlands. Seb is supported in the region by Senior Investment Manager, Mike Quinn.
Seb’s promotion follows significant growth in Foresight’s private equity team throughout 2016, with the team having opened an office in Manchester and recruited six additional team members over the last twelve months. In March of 2016, Foresight launched a second regional investment fund, the Foresight Regional Investment Fund, which is managed out of Foresight’s Manchester office.
Seb Saywood, Director, Foresight commented:
"It has been another high growth year at Foresight and I’m delighted to be a part of that growth journey. 2017 is already shaping up to be very exciting as we continue to develop our Midlands presence.”
Russell Healey, Partner and Head of Private Equity, Foresight, commented:
"As our team continues its rapid expansion, it is critical that we continue to promote and recruit individuals who are able to contribute significant value add to the business. Seb has already made terrific contributions to the team with his management of the Foresight Nottingham Fund, and I am confident he will continue to do so.”
For more information contact:
Annabel Arrowsmith – Marketing Manageraarrowsmith@foresightgroup.eu +44 (0)20 3667 8179
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About Foresight Group LLP ("Foresight”):
Foresight manages the £40m Foresight Nottingham Fund and is a leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager which has been managing investment funds on behalf of institutions and retail clients for more than 30 years.
Foresight has £2.3 billion of Assets Under Management across a number of funds, including Listed Vehicles, Limited Partnerships, Enterprise Investment Schemes (EISs) and Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs).
Foresight’s Private Equity team, comprising sixteen investment professionals, invests between £500k and £5m in management buy-outs, management buy-ins and growth capital investments in UK SMEs.