Andrew joined Dunedin in 2013. He is part of the investment team which sources and transacts deals across the UK. He was involved in the buyouts of GPS, FRA, Alpha and Blackrock PM and the exit of Alpha. He is a graduate of Cambridge University.
What is your background?
Before Dunedin I worked in the Business Recovery Services department of PwC, where I qualified as a chartered accountant. I also went on secondment to HSBC’s Loan Management Unit.
Can you tell me what you think is special about Dunedin?
Dunedin has a truly unique team culture (collegiate and collaborative) and first-class investment professionals.
What does the best working relationship feel like between management teams and private equity?
Open communication from both parties. Working through the good and not-so-good times together. We work with dynamic and ambitious management teams and we need to match that energy to ensure the partnership is genuinely collaborative.
What excites you about working with a management team?
Dunedin backs excellent management teams of exciting, high margin, fast growing businesses. It is great working closely with these management teams in the next stage of the company’s development.
What challenges should Entrepreneurs be aware of when considering private equity?
Dunedin will bring new ideas to the table and look to help wherever possible. The best working relationships are where both PE house and entrepreneur are open minded and willing to challenge the status quo.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Outside of work I’m a keen (but ageing!) rugby player and also enjoy running, cycling and golf.