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Neil McGill joins Cairngorm Capital Partners

Cairngorm Capital has appointed Neil McGill as Investment Director, strengthening and extending the firm’s capacity to pursue new investments. 

McGill joins a team of talented investment professionals and operating partners, whose unique mix of sectoral expertise and investment skills has built a portfolio of successful, high-quality businesses. 

A seasoned investment professional with over 16 years of M&A experience, McGill joins from BDO where he was Head of the M&A Advisory practice in Scotland, leading mid-market deals for corporate and private equity clients. Prior to BDO, McGill was a director and shareholder in a boutique advisory rm in Edinburgh and spent six years in ABN AMRO’s M&A Advisory team based in London. Neil began his career at Ernst & Young where he qualified as a chartered accountant. 

A long-time collaborator with Cairngorm Capital’s principals, McGill will help to advance the firm’s differentiated investment strategy throughout the UK. Additionally, Neil will lead Cairngorm Capital’s activities in Scotland. He has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Stevenswood, one of Cairngorm Capital’s fast-growing portfolio companies headquartered in Livingston. 

McGill’s appointment completes Cairngorm Capital’s controlled expansion of its business and investment team. With committed equity capital in excess of GBP180 million following the successful close of its second fund in April 2017, Cairngorm Capital is poised to capitalise on investment opportunities in the services, distribution and manufacturing sectors. 

Andrew Steel, Managing Partner of Cairngorm Capital, says: “We are delighted to welcome Neil into our team. He is an M&A heavyweight who is exceptionally well-connected and respected across the investment community. We have worked together on many successful transactions so we know that we have a shared ethos and investment approach that will generate great results.” 

McGill says: “I’m delighted to be joining Cairngorm Capital at such an exciting time. It is incredibly appealing to join a talented group of people whose collaborative hands-on approach towards the management teams that we back, builds better, stronger businesses. I am looking forward to being more involved in the strategy and operational focus of our portfolio companies and to sourcing new investments for our second fund.” 

Lee Hess, Chairman of Cairngorm Capital, adds: “Neil is a terrific addition to our team. He has the calibre, experience and style to complement and broaden the capabilities of our team as we explore the possibilities offered by our second fund.” 

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