We are delighted to announce that Martin le Huray has been appointed as Partner and member of our Investment Committee. Martin will be based in our London office.
Martin joins Perwyn from HgCapital where he was an equity partner focusing on Software and Technology investments.
Prior to Hg, Martin was Co-Head of European Private Equity at OMERS, where he played a leading role in building their team, culture, portfolio, and reputation. At OMERS, Martin was also a member of the Private Equity and Infrastructure Investment Committees and of the Global Private Equity and European pan-asset leadership teams. Prior to OMERS, Martin worked across Europe and North America for 3i Group plc having started his career in Corporate Finance at Hill Samuel.
Across his private equity career Martin has been involved in investments representing over £18 billion in enterprise value, a significant proportion of which have been in technology and services businesses, a key focus of Perwyn’s growing portfolio which includes companies such as Gousto, Miss Group, Sumo Group, Lookiero, Agilitas, Keobiz, Buddi, and the recently acquired JT Internet of Things (IoT) division.
Andrew Wynn, Founder and Managing Partner Perwyn, commented: “Our private equity business is increasingly targeting a £150 to 300 million EV range, as evidenced by our recent JT IoT acquisition, and Martin is ideally positioned to support this effort given his background. His experience also dovetails neatly with our investment focus on technology and tech enabled services. As an investor and board member he has a strong record of originating differentiated or exclusive investment opportunities. He has a reputation for supporting management teams to deliver value and growth and his European focus fits perfectly with our own approach. We are extremely pleased to have gained someone of his calibre, track record, and reputation. His accumulated knowledge and experience will be invaluable as we grow our own business to the next level.”
Martin le Huray added: “I am delighted to be joining Perwyn at this exciting stage of its evolution. Perwyn has built a reputation for supporting attractive, growing businesses and talented teams with a pragmatic and management friendly approach. Perwyn’s style and its differentiated and substantial capital base has enabled it to build an exciting portfolio of leading technology based and services businesses. I look forward to working with Andrew and the team to extend that and to contribute to the next phase of Perwyn’s growth.”