WestBridge appoints investor relations director

Westbridge has appointed Katherine Bond as investor relations director as the firm prepares the pre-marketing of its third fund.

She brings 20 years’ experience in the private equity sector, most recently as a consultant at  Cadence Equity Partners and at Keyhaven Capital Partners, where she was a partner.

At WestBridge, Bond will be responsible for liaising with LPs and developing new relationships with institutional investors, family offices and HNW individuals.  

Managing partner Guy Davies says: “We are thrilled to have recruited Katherine, who will play a pivotal role in our fundraising activities, starting with WestBridge III which we anticipate launching in 2021.

“Communicating and engaging with investors is critical to our success and Katherine is skilled at instigating and nurturing such relationships.  

“She is a high calibre professional with valuable experience and an exceptional network. We are excited about the contribution she will make to our activities, confident she will help us meet our strategic aim of broadening our institutional investor base and be a highly valued member of our team.”

Bond adds: “I have followed WestBridge with keen interest over the past decade and have been impressed with the firm’s clear strategy, strong track record and how it has successfully positioned itself as a key participant in the UK lower mid-market.

“This is an experienced team, comprised of high-quality professionals and it is a particularly exciting time to join as WestBridge looks to the future with its next fundraise.”