Apiary strengthens team

We are delighted to announce the appointments of Pippa Knowles, Edward Leeming, Jessica Rooney and Christopher Darlington.

Pippa Knowles and Edward Leeming join as investment managers, with both having backgrounds in advising private equity firms on mergers and acquisitions. Pippa was previously at Deloitte where she spent the last five years in the Business Services Corporate Finance team and prior to that she was at Jamieson Corporate Finance advising private equity-backed management teams. Edward joins Apiary from OC&C Strategy Consultants where he spent the last two years working on commercial due diligence and corporate strategy assignments and prior to that he was in the Grant Thornton strategy consulting and transaction services team for six years.

Jessica Rooney has been appointed as Fund & Group Accountant and joins from RSM where she spent four years auditing private equity firms.

Career corporate financier, Christopher Darlington, joins the Apiary team as Senior Advisor. He was previously a founding member of Hawkpoint Partners and since 2015 he has been a Senior Advisor at Harris Williams, a global Investment Bank specialising in M&A and private capital advisory services.

“I am delighted to welcome Pippa, Ed, Jessica and Christopher to Apiary”, said Mark Salter, Managing Partner at Apiary Capital. “These appointments significantly strengthen our team as we continue to build on the success of our first fund and establish Apiary as a leading franchise within the UK lower-mid market”.