NVM Private Equity is expanding its investment team with the appointment of Alex Wilson, who will join its Manchester office as an investment director.

Wilson – who has more than 15 years’ experience, initially at PwC then at Rickitt Mitchell and most recently Mercia Asset Management – has significant experience across a range of corporate transactions both in the UK and internationally. 

He has either led or been part of the senior deal team which has completed transactions involving North West success stories including CurrentBody, Intechnica and Pimberly.

Wilson will be based in NVM’s King Street offices joining Andy Leach, Oliver Wildig and Karl Cockwill. He will be responsible for sourcing and transacting new investments of between £10-20 million with typical EBITDA levels of between £1-5m.

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“The North West is home to some of the most ambitious management teams in the UK who champion the region as the best place to scale businesses,” said Wilson. 

“With the continued support of the corporate finance community, and access to highly skilled employment markets, I am looking forward to the part I can play in growing NVM’s private equity investment activity here in the North West.”

Martin Green, managing partner of NVM, said: “Next year NVM will enter its 40th year of regional investment and I am delighted that Alex joins us as we approach such a significant milestone. 

“Alex is very well regarded by both corporate finance teams and the companies he has backed and I have every confidence he is going to uncover some exciting new deals for us.”

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