06Sep

LONDON – 6 September, 2016 – Jonas Rave and James Mitchell join SEA Equity as Directors to increase the team’s ability to originate, execute and manage new investments.

SEA Equity now has a team of five experienced investment professionals with a deep background in the UK middle market to deploy its pool of £50m of committed capital. James and Jonas both have previously worked with Stani Schmidt-Chiari and Elliott Nicholson at H.I.G. Capital. They significantly expand the firm’s capability to originate and execute transactions in a variety of sectors and helping SEA Equity’s current portfolio companies grow organically and through acquisitions.

Jonas joins SEA Equity from Ampush, a fast-growing mobile advertising technology firm based in San Francisco, where he was Director of Business Strategy. Jonas holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. He previously worked with SEA Equity’s founding partners Elliott Nicholson and Stani Schmidt-Chiari at H.I.G. Capital in London. Jonas is a German national.

James joins from KPMG, where he was an Associate Director responsible for mid-market private equity coverage, including advisory on growth and exit strategies. Prior to that, James was an Associate at Rede Partners, a Private Equity Fundraising Advisory company. James started his career in private equity in H.I.G. Capital’s business development team, where he also worked with SEA Equity’s founders.

James and Jonas add substantial origination, execution and strategic expertise. With £50m of committed capital and a full team of investment professionals with a deep background in the UK mid-market, SEA Equity is poised to grow through new platform investments as well as bolt-ons for its existing portfolio companies.

Established in 2014, SEA Equity approaches investments with an entrepreneurial mindset and works alongside experienced management teams to promote transformational growth and build market-leading businesses through geographic expansion, strategic acquisitions and operational improvements.

We make decisions quickly and deploy flexible capital to fund a wide range of transaction types. We back management teams in buy-outs, support new teams to buy-in, acquire non-core divisions from large corporates and help owner-managers find solutions in a retirement sale. For more information, please refer to the SEA Equity website: www.seaequity.com

For further information please contact:

Stani Schmidt-Chiari on +44 (0) 203 675 7731 or Stani.Schmidt@seaequity.com or
Elliott Nicholson on +44 (0) 203 675 7732 or Elliott.Nicholson@seaequity.com