Perwyn is delighted to announce that James Gavey has been appointed as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  James, who will be based in Perwyn’s London office, joins from Silverfleet Capital Partners where he has worked since 2001, most recently as Director of Finance.  His expertise lies in UK and European lower and midmarket management buyouts with an enterprise value of between €25 and €300m.

This is Perwyn’s third hire this year, following the appointment of Gurinder Sunner as Partner in February, and Angus Duthie-Jackson as an Associate last month.

James began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Assurance and Business Advisory Services division.  He is FCA and FCT qualified and speaks German and French.

Andrew Wynn, Founder and Managing Partner of Perwyn, commented: “Perwyn has grown rapidly in the last few years, more than doubling the team, AUM, and portfolio of deals since 2019.  Recruiting a highly experienced CFO to support our expanding activities is a critical step on Perwyn’s journey and we are delighted to have recruited James, who has an ideal experience set with 20 years in the industry, seeing several private equity cycles in that time.  James’ skillset and European outlook match our needs perfectly and we look forward to working together over the years ahead.”

James Gavey, CFO of Perwyn added: “I am extremely pleased to be joining as Perwyn’s new CFO.  Andrew and his team have built a very impressive private equity company with a progressive outlook.  I particularly like their funding model, which with stable backing from a small number of substantial investors creates a base of ‘permanent capital’.  This model frees Perwyn from the usual fundraising cycles that dictate life in typical private equity firms.  Instead, the team is focussed on one goal – maximising the full potential of each individual company in which it invests.  I very much look forward to starting my new role and contributing to Perwyn’s continued successes.”


July 2022