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Cairngorm Capital adds to investment team

Cairngorm Capital Partners (Cairngorm Capital) has added Matt Ansted, Maria Mikhailova and Mark Robson to the firm’s investment team. All three will be based in the firm’s Edinburgh office.

Cairngorm Capital has over £400 million of committed equity capital. These appointments enhance the firm’s capacity to continue its disciplined investment selection, value creation and transformation strategies, which have delivered strong returns since the firm’s inception in 2014.

Anstead joins as Managing Director following eight years with EV Private Equity and will focus on investments that support the energy transition to Net Zero. He brings considerable experience of the energy sector, having spent over 20 years both as an executive and an investor in the UK, European, US and Canadian markets, working with businesses that are transitioning to sustainable forms of energy and emissions reduction. 

With 15 years’ investment experience, Mikhailova is relocating from Kyiv to join Cairngorm Capital’s team. She joins as Investment Advisor from Diligent Capital Partners, a private equity firm with a focus on Ukrainian agribusiness, export and technology investments. 

Robson joins Cairngorm Capital as an Investment Associate, from Deloitte’s Edinburgh M&A advisory team. He is a Chartered Accountant with a strong background in corporate finance, spanning multiple industries. He will bring his expertise to sourcing new opportunities, executing transactions and supporting the management teams of Cairngorm Capital’s portfolio companies.

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