Chris Busby

Partner, Head of Investment in Northern Europe at Bridgepoint Advisers Ltd.

Chris Busby

Chris Busby

Partner, Head of Investment in Northern Europe at Bridgepoint Advisers Ltd.

Biography

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Chris Busby

Chris is a Partner of Bridgepoint with responsibility for Investment activities across Northern Europe having previously run the UK. Chris sits on the Firm’s Group Board, Operating Committee and is a member of its Investment Advisory Committee.



Chris joined Bridgepoint in 1997. He spent his first five years with Bridgepoint helping establish the Nordic office and is now based in London. In addition to his role on the board of Element Materials Technology, he also sits on the board of Vermaat in the Netherlands and Pharmazell. He has worked on a number of transactions including LGC, ERM and Pret A Manger.

Chris holds a BSc from Exeter University and is ACA qualified from his time spent working at PwC prior to joining Bridgepoint.

Overview
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Number of Boards

13

Birthday

1972

Age

48

Number of Awards

1

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Partner at Bridgepoint Advisers Ltd.

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Chief Executive Officer at Element Materials Technology Amsterdam BV

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Co-Managing Director at Element Materials Technology Berlin GmbH

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Partner & Chairman at Bridgepoint Advisers Ltd.

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Senior Partner at Bridgepoint Advisers Ltd.

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Partner, Head of Manufacturing & Industrials Sector at Bridgepoint Advisers Ltd.

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Partner at Bridgepoint Advisers Ltd.

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Partner, Head of Investor Services at Bridgepoint Advisers Ltd.

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Senior Partner at Bridgepoint Advisers Ltd.

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Managing Partner at Bridgepoint Advisers Ltd.

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Chris Busby
Partner, Head of Investment in Northern Europe at Bridgepoint Advisers Ltd.
Education
BSc

The University of Exeter is a public research university located in South West England, United Kingdom. The university was founded and received its Royal Charter in 1955, although its predecessor institutions, the Royal Albert Memorial College and the University College of the South West of England, were established in 1900 and 1922 respectively. In post-nominals, the University of Exeter is abbreviated as Exon. (from the Latin Exoniensis), and is the suffix given to honorary and academic degrees from the university. The university has three campuses: Streatham; St Luke's (both of which are in Exeter); and Tremough in Cornwall. The university is centred in the city of Exeter, Devon, where it is the principal higher education institution. Streatham is the largest campus containing many of the university's administrative buildings, and is regarded as one of the most beautiful in the country.The Tremough campus is maintained in conjunction with Falmouth University under the Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC) initiative. The University of Exeter was named The Sunday Times University of the Year in 2013 and was the Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2007. Exeter has maintained a top ten position in the National Student Survey since the survey was launched in 2005. In 2011, it was considered as being one of the top 12 elite universities in the United Kingdom, and has been consistently ranked as one of the top 10 UK universities in recent years.According to the Sunday Times University Guide 2015, Exeter ranks at #7, making it the best university in the South West of England. Exeter University is a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive UK universities.The university is also a member of Universities UK, the European University Association, and the Association of Commonwealth Universities and is an accredited institution of the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

Career History
Partner, Head of Investment in Northern Europe
1997 - Current

Bridgepoint invests in mid market companies located in UK. The firm targets companies with enterprise values of €200 million and €1.5 billion. They focus on business services, consumer, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing & industrials and media & technology. They provide financing for early and growth stage capital requirements with equity investments between €5 million and €200 million.

Partner
1997 - Prior

BDC focuses on the middle market in the UK. The firm originates and leads buyouts and growth financing transactions across a broad range of sectors. They also engage in secondary buyouts and the re-capitalization with an enterprise value of up to $200 million. The firm targets companies operating in the fields of Consumer & Leisure, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Industrials, Media & Technology and Business services.

Professional
Prior

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC provides assurance, tax and advisory services. Its services include audit and assurance, consulting, deals, human resources, legal, tax, and family business. The firm also offers accountability, risk management, structuring, mergers and acquisitions, and performance and process improvement. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Buffalo, NY.

Transactions
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Bridgepoint Advisers Ltd., Bridgepoint Advisers Group Ltd. purchase Element Materials Technology Amsterdam BV from 3i Investments PLC, Element Materials Technology Holding Netherlands BV

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KKR & Co., Inc., Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP purchase LGC Ltd. from Bridgepoint Advisers Ltd.

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Bridgepoint Advisers Ltd. purchases Cambridge Education Group Ltd. from Palamon Capital Partners LP

Awards & Honors
CA (Chartered Accountant)
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