Another appointment boosts KCP’s Leeds team.
Private equity house Key Capital Partners (KCP), which specialises in the smaller buy-out market, is continuing to grow with the second appointment in a month at its Leeds office.
Amish Arya joins KCP as an investment executive having previously worked as a corporate finance executive at Garbutt and Elliott. Prior to that, he spent three years with Deloitte where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant.
KCP have completed four deals in the last twelve months investing c.£30m in a range of fast growing, ambitious businesses including the largest online construction materials retailer, CMO, and York based intolerance food testing business YorkTest. In February, KCP appointed Matt Tice as investment manager as it continues to build its Leeds team in order to capitalise on the strong flow of attractive investment opportunities the firm is seeing.
KCP partner James Hall, who leads the firm’s Northern Team, said: "Amish has a good grounding in corporate finance and experience of building rapport with clients which are a great fit with our needs and ethos.
“Since launching our latest fund in November 2015, we have been steadily gaining momentum and have a strong pipeline of potential investments going forward. Consequently, we are continuing to expand the team to work with our increasing number of portfolio businesses and support them as they grow and develop further.”
Amish comments: “I’m excited to be joining such a renowned team with an impressive track record of helping profitable, dynamic businesses to achieve phenomenal growth. I’m really looking forward to taking on this new challenge and being part of KCP’s continued success.”
KCP makes equity investments of between £3m and £15m and has a strong reputation of deliverability and a track record of producing outstanding returns for its investors. Previous investments by the firm include Gear4Music, TSC Foods and YorkTest. KCP has offices in Leeds and London.