Aurelius makes fourth appointment in 2018

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Aurelius Equity Opportunities SE & Co, a pan-European, mid-market special situations investor, has added Paymon Daneshpay to its team in London. Daneshpay joins Aurelius’ ‘Task Force’ as an Operations Manager with immediate effect.  

Daneshpay’s appointment follows that of Peter Wood, Daven Chopra and Philip Stoner, who joined earlier in 2018 as Principal, an Operations Manager and Investment Associate respectively, and further bolsters Aurelius’ UK capabilities providing additional strength to its specialist team of operations experts.
 
Prior to joining Aurelius Paymon Daneshpay was a Consultant at KPMG, where he led operational improvement projects specialising in process, performance and decision enhancement. He has also previously worked as a Senior Consultant for Curzon and Company, and held manufacturing management positions at HL Display UK and IMI PLC. Daneshpay is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with over 10 years of experience in operational improvement and manufacturing management. At Aurelius, Daneshpay will provide hands-on, operational support to the firm’s investee companies including Ideal Shopping Direct.
 
This announcement rounds off another busy year for Aurelius. The special situations investor completed 10 deals across Europe in 2018, including the acquisitions of Bertram Books and Ideal Shopping Direct in the UK. Aurelius also continued to grow its UK presence, moving into a larger office in central London in August, alongside the launch of an alternative lending business Aurelius Finance Company, which itself has delivered debt facilities to half a dozen corporate clients in 2018.
 
Tristan Nagler, Managing Director of Aurelius in the UK, says: “I am very pleased to welcome Paymon to our growing team. He joins us at an exciting time as we settle in to our new offices. We are looking forward to a busy start to 2019 for Aurelius, as well as across our portfolio companies in the UK and Ireland to which we continue to dedicate in-house operational support.”