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Edison Partners appoints VP 

New Jersey-based private equity firm Edison Partners has promoted Michael Dirla from Senior Associate to Vice President. Dirla will now work more closely with the firm’s portfolio companies, as well as identifying and evaluating potential investments in fintech and enterprise solutions.  

Dirla joined Edison in 2021 and helped execute the firm’s $25m growth investment in healthcare benefits platform TakeCommand and a recent $110m investment and recapitalisation of messaging and payments platform Solutions By Text, co-led by Edison and StepStone Group.

Prior to Edison, Dirla was an associate at private equity firm Lightyear Capital, where he focused on the financial services industry. He began his career as an investment banking analyst at Credit Suisse, where he worked on buy-side and sell-side transactions for insurance and asset management clients.

In April, Edison opened an office in Nashville, Tennessee.

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