After a successful financial year to 30 April 2019 which included their largest investment to date in Menzies Distribution and an IPO of The Works Stores, private equity firm Endless LLP has announced nine promotions, including three new Partners.  

Andrew Ross and Matthew Jubb have both been promoted to Partner at Endless and will lead the firm’s operations in Yorkshire and the North East from its Leeds Headquarters, investing Endless Fund IV of £525m and actively managing the portfolio in the region.  

In anticipation of closing Enact Fund 2, the SME Fund managed by Endless, Chris Cormack has been promoted to Partner at Enact.  Fund 2 will provide transformational capital investment of up to £5m in UK based SME businesses.

The new partners follow a further six promotions in the Leeds office, with Adam Keasey being promoted to Director, Jon Duffy to Associate Director, Andrew Thompson to Investment Manager, Chris Lewis to Finance Director, Laura Fretwell to Finance Manager and Chelsea Sidaway to Financial Accountant.

The promotions follow another year of investment in the Leeds team which saw three new recruits (Adam Milner and Luke Wolf at Enact and Linda Nguyenova at Endless) and Kerry Battiscombe returning from maternity leave to a new role as Head of Due Diligence.

Garry Wilson, Managing Partner at Endless LLP, said:

“Our annual promotions are always my favourite time of year and it’s even more special when colleagues become Partners, as this is a huge landmark in anyone’s career. I’m delighted for Chris, Matthew and Andy, who have each followed very different paths to this juncture but each of them is a high quality investor. I would like to congratulate them and the rest of the team that have also achieved important milestones in their careers this year.

Endless remains committed to creating value for our investors by investing in UK businesses which can benefit from our hands on approach.  These promotions and recent recruitment enable us to do so even better than before ”