Palatine hires experienced Investor Relations Director
Palatine, the leading mid-market private equity firm, has appointed Tim Crowley as Director of Investor Relations.
He will work alongside Gary Tipper, Palatine’s Managing Partner, and the business’ senior management team to support current investors and develop relationships with new Limited Partners.
Tim’s remit will include both of Palatine’s current funds: the Buy-Out Fund which invests between £10m – £30m in high-growth mid-market companies with strong management teams; and the Impact Fund, which invests up to £10m in innovative, profitable businesses that can create a clear positive impact on society or the environment.
With more than 11 years of industry experience, Tim joins from leading global placement agent, Probitas Partners, where he spent four and a half years. During this time, he was responsible for both UK and international investor relationships, with a particular focus on the German market, in addition to other EU countries.
Prior to that Tim was responsible for generating new fund manager and investor relationships at fund administrator Aztec Group, and insurance broker Howden Group.
Commenting on his appointment, Gary Tipper, managing partner at Palatine, said: “We have raised five funds since we set up back in 2005 and have a high quality and supportive investor base. We are committed to continuing to provide our investors with a best in class investor relations service and Tim joining will help continue that and also to identify new investors for future funds. Tim’s understanding of what makes for good investor relations is second to none and his international experience and network is particularly welcome. I am looking forward to working with Tim to further enhance the service we provide to our investors.
Tim added: “Palatine’s reputation for being a go-to private equity firm of choice for the UK mid-market was a major draw. Their approach to value creation is systematic, tailored and diligent – qualities which investors prize.
“The firm’s first-mover position in returns-focussed impact investing also resonated with me. The Impact Fund has set the pace for this kind of purpose-led investment and I’m looking forward to broadening awareness of it, particularly among an international investor base who are increasingly focused on ESG.”
Tim has a BA Hons from the University of Birmingham and is a keen musician, skier, hiker and runner, having completed several ultra-marathons.
Headquartered in Manchester and with offices in Birmingham and London, Palatine backs management teams at high growth businesses within the UK mid-market. In 2017, it became the first mainstream private equity house to raise an Impact fund, investing in profitable businesses with a positive impact on society or the environment.