John Gripton

Managing Director, Private Equity at Capital Dynamics Ltd.

John Gripton

John Gripton

Managing Director, Private Equity at Capital Dynamics Ltd.

Biography

Experience & Qualifications

John is a Managing Director and Chairman of the Private Equity Investment Committee. He has over 30 years of private equity and investment management experience covering Europe, the US, and emerging markets. John was recently inducted to the British Venture Capital Association’s (BVCA) Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding long-term contributions to the UK private equity industry, such as serving on the BVCA’s Responsible Investment Advisory Board until the end of 2013. Prior to joining us, John was a senior investment manager with the West Midlands Metropolitan Authorities Pension Fund. Earlier in his career, he worked in financing and investment at Sandwell Borough Council. John studied accountancy at Wolverhampton Polytechnic (now Wolverhampton University) and has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy since 1973.

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3

Number of Awards

1

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Managing Director & Co-Head-Private Equity Investment Management at Capital Dynamics, Inc.

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Chief Operating Officer at Capital Dynamics Ltd.

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Chief Financial Officer at Capital Dynamics Ltd.

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Managing Director, Global Compliance Officer & US General Counsel at Capital Dynamics, Inc.

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Managing Director, Co-Head of Co-Investment at Capital Dynamics AG

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Founder at Capital Dynamics AG

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Managing Director, Private Equity at Capital Dynamics Ltd.

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Managing Director, Private Equity at Capital Dynamics Ltd.

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Head, Legal & Compliance at Capital Dynamics AG

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Managing Director, Private Equity at Capital Dynamics Co., Ltd.

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In The News
Private Equity International
September 3, 2015
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Private Equity International
June 4, 2014
Performance measurement still a headache for investors
Private Equity International
February 1, 2014
UK buyout market revitalises
Private Equity International
November 1, 2013
Inside the GP: Keeping junior happy
Private Equity International
September 1, 2013
European fundraising: Less pain in Spain?
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John Gripton
Managing Director, Private Equity at Capital Dynamics Ltd.
Education
Accountancy

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Memberships
Member
1973 - Current

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Career History
Managing Director, Private Equity
Current

Capital Dynamics Ltd is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority as an Alternative Investment Fund Manager. Capital Dynamics (comprising Capital Dynamics Holding AG and its affiliates) is an independent asset management firm focusing on private assets including private equity, and clean energy and infrastructure. Capital Dynamics manages those investments through separate account solutions and a range of products including direct investment funds, funds of funds and structured private equity products.

Senior Investment Manager
Prior

WMP is a prudent pension fund manager with a preference for UK equities. The bulk of their investments are in UK and global equity as well as global equity mutual funds and trusts. They also invest in UK fixed-income, real estate and index-linked securities. The large majority of their investments are managed in-house, complemented by assets managed by external investment firms, either through pooled vehicles or in segregated accounts. The firm's investment managers operate within a combination of short-term tactical asset allocation and long-term benchmark.

Debt Structuring, Financing & Investment
Prior
Boards & Committees
Chairman, Private Equity Investment Committee
Current

Capital Dynamics is an active manager which invests in funds spanning all geographies and strategies. They leverage their relationships with General Partners and funds to make direct and secondary investments.The firm designs products and services to investors establish or complement their private equity investment strategies through a customized investment approach. Their Portfolio and Risk Management team works with global investors to conduct in-depth portfolio analysis using sophisticated tools and extensive quantitative experience, aiming to lower the risk of loss, preserve upside potential and optimize the risk/return profile.Capital Dynamics offers private equity primary, secondary and real estate funds of funds providing a full range of investment options including specialty and niche-strategy funds of funds. Through their funds of funds, investors can implement a global allocation strategy, diversifying portfolios across regions, sectors and development stage.The firm provides customized solutions, prioritizing objectives by defining structural requirements and adapting the solutions to the prevailing market environment.

Member, Advisory Board
Prior - 2015

ACP invests in promising early-stage high-technology companies in Europe, mainly in UK.They provides financing for seed, early, later and buyout transactions. The firm mainly targets the sectors including technology, communications and mobile technology sectors.They have the imagination to see where new businesses can be created and the technical insight, operational experience and global network to help entrepreneurs make their vision a reality.

Awards & Honors
British Venture Capital Association - Hall of Fame
Events
Speaker
New York City, NY
2010 Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst Conference

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