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Connection Capital hires head of co-investment

Connection Capital, a specialist private client investment business, has hired Peter Knight as Head of its new co-investments team. Knight joins from Legal & General Capital where he worked as a Senior Investment Manager, covering private equity, private debt, housing and infrastructure transactions. 

Prior to that he worked within the asset management division, managing strategic asset allocation and objective-driven funds for a range of client types before transitioning into the private assets division. He graduated from Durham University with a degree in Economics and is a CFA charterholder.

At Connection Capital, Knight will be responsible for leading and developing the co-investments capability. His focus is on sourcing strong, individual deals from private equity and venture managers’ portfolios allowing clients to directly invest in hard-to-access deals and companies with global propositions.

The hire follows a busy summer of deal-making with Connection Capital exiting from investee company Tempcover for a return materially in excess of 5x money and completing the following investments: the MBO of 4Wood, a leading TV and film set design and build business; £5.1m growth capital in Brompton Technology, a technology company focused on high-end processing for LED video walls; and £3.9m growth capital in Spotless Water, a B2B provider of ultra-pure water. Portfolio company Mode Solutions also completed the bolt-on acquisition of IT Managed Services provider EACs in June. 

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