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International Network

Alliance for Global Growth

Dunedin is a member of The Alliance for Global Growth, a global network of ambitious lower mid-market Private Equity firms and the first of its kind to span Europe and North America.

Internationalisation is a primary growth strategy for the companies in which we invest. Through years of experience, we recognise that local knowledge and trusted relationships are a critically important factor in the successful internationalisation of any business. Our investee companies benefit significantly from the access to a broad network and international perspective that the Alliance provides.

The Alliance for Global Growth currently includes ten members drawn from Western Europe and the United States. In addition to Dunedin, the network includes Nordic mid-market specialist, Axcel; Finatem, a German private equity fund focused on the Mittelstand; French mid-market house Nixen; Nazca, a leading Spanish mid-market firm; and US investors Harris Preston Partners, Brentwood Associates, Stone Goff, Wincove and Silver Oak Services Partners.

International Advisory Board

The Dunedin International Advisory Board was set up to assist our investee companies with their internationalisation strategies.

The members of the Board bring with them a wealth of international experience gained across a variety of sectors. We are able to draw on their experience, knowledge and networks in order to add value to the companies in which we invest.


 

Chris Milburn

Chris Milburn

Chris Milburn is CEO of Kee Safety, a global supplier of safety solutions and products. He has extensive experience of M&A, having bought and sold more than 20 companies in his career. He has a proven track record of expanding Kee Safety on a global platform, both through organic growth and an international acquisition strategy.

Chris has 25 years of experience within the automotive, aerospace and safety sectors. After graduating, he started his career as a Graduate Trainee in the automotive sector before moving into management consultancy for three years. He then joined Smiths Industries Aerospace Division where he took up his first senior management position.

He then went on to join Kidde Graviner in 1996 (Williams plc which became Kidde plc and then UTC) and held his first Managing Director position in the safety sector (Aerospace and Military Vehicle Fire and Explosion Protection). He subsequently held various Managing Director and Divisional Managing Director roles in the safety sector before leaving in 2007, having gained a wide experience of M&A alongside operational responsibility.

Chris joined KIG Holdings in 2007 and began the formation of Kee Safety, a new private equity backed global safety business. Chris also holds a Non-Executive Director position at Angus International Safety Group, another safety sector business.
 

 
 
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