NVM Private Equity appoints Andy Leach
14 Jan, 2013
NVM Private Equity (NVM) announces the appointment of Andy Leach to its investment team. Andy will be based in Manchester with responsibility for sourcing new investment opportunities.
Andy has 26 years of private equity experience, with the last 20 being focused on the North West of England. He was previously CEO of North West Business Finance, which was an entity established to oversee The North West Fund, a £185 million fund created to support small-to-medium sized businesses across the North West region. Prior to this he was a Director of LDC in Manchester, with prime responsibility for managing LDC’s Northern investment portfolio. Andy also established Montagu Capital, a sister company to Montagu Private Equity, set up to invest in UK based businesses in the sub-£50 million value range.
Andy first worked in the North West region in the Manchester Office of 3i, spending 10 years as part of the investment team where his deals included the initial investment made by 3i into Pets at Home. In his early career, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand working in both London and Sydney offices. It was whilst in Australia in 1986 that Andy moved into private equity with the Australian fund, Byvest.
Martin Green, Managing Director of NVM: “Andy is a very experienced investor with an excellent track record. He has some strong contacts not only in the North but throughout the UK and I am sure he will bring an added dimension to the NVM offering.”
Andy Leach, Investment Partner of NVM: “I’m delighted to be joining NVM Private Equity, which has such an enduring and established position in the UK regional market, and look forward to working alongside Martin and the rest of the team. With its reputation, capital and strong investment team, NVM is well-placed to capitalise on investment opportunities that will arise in the UK regional market – something that resonates strongly with my own experience across the region.”