SAIL Capital Opens London Office To Focus On EMEA Region

Jan 20 2015 | 6:05am ET

U.S.-based private equity firm SAIL Capital Partners is expanding into the EMEA region with the establishment of a London office and the appointment of  Eric Warner as managing director.

According to the firm, SAIL’s new London-based operation will play a key role in developing the firm’s current portfolio and facilitating exits from its portfolio of 14 investments.  In a newly formed partnership with global growth consultancy Frost & Sullivan, SAIL’s London office will also be sourcing new investment opportunities in the EMEA region, focusing on sustainable innovation in energy and water. 

Prior to joining SAIL, Warner was co-CEO and head of investor relations at Altius Associates, the global private equity advisory and separate account management firm. He was previously European head of private equity and mergers and acquisitions at Mercer. Prior to his position at Mercer, Warner held senior positions as an investment banker at Société Générale, NatWest Capital Markets and Security Pacific Hoare Govett.

Walter Schindler, managing partner and founder of SAIL, commented: “We are delighted to have secured Eric to establish our London office and lead our expansion into EMEA.  His deep knowledge of the European private equity and venture markets will be invaluable as we look to expand our investor base, realise exits from our portfolio and source new investment opportunities.”

Founded in 2002, SAIL specializes in sustainable innovation with a focus on energy and water technology companies. SAIL invests in emerging companies with proven technologies, visionary leadership and exciting growth potential, focusing on exceptional profit opportunities as a result of inefficiencies in global markets.

SAIL will be based in London and California and will continue to build a global network of investors and advisers.

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