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Palatine adds to business development team

Palatine Private Equity has added to the headcount in its Manchester office with the appointment of David Chapman as Business Development Manager.

Chapman has over 10 years’ experience in business development, with five of those working in the legal sector. He joins from Shoosmiths, where he held the position of Bid and New Business Manager for almost three years. Prior to this, he spent over two and a half years at Hill Dickinson.
In his new role at Palatine, Chapman will be working with the investment team to identify, progress and maintain relationships with potential investee management teams. As well as this, Chapman will coordinate Palatine’s efforts and activities with advisors and network contacts.
Whilst based in Manchester, Chapman will work on a national basis across both of Palatine’s active funds: the Buy-Out fund, which targets investments between GBP10 million and GBP30 million; and the Impact Fund, which backs businesses with a positive impact on society or the environment.
Chapman says: “It’s an exciting time to be joining Palatine. The firm has an excellent reputation for backing ambitious management teams and adding significant value, whilst also transforming their operations to become more socially and environmentally responsible – a huge area of focus in the private equity space. I’m looking forward to helping the investment team identify and realise investments.”
Ed Fazakerley, Partner at Palatine Private Equity, says: “We’re delighted to welcome David who has a wealth of experience in business development and brings a different perspective. He will be working closely with Charlotte Ashton, our Senior Business Development Director and the wider team to help generate opportunities and demonstrate the value Palatine can bring.”

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