Octopus Private Equity Appoints New Manager

Apr 2 2008 | 7:03am ET

U.K.-based lower mid-market buyout firm Octopus Private Equity has appointed Mark Fowler as investment manager. Fowler will be based in Octopus' Leeds office, which opened last year, with Richard Taylor, where he will focus on investment opportunities in North England.

Fowler joins from KPMG, where he spent eight years in lead advisory corporate finance. He worked on a range of transactions including fund raisings, management buy-outs, business and corporate disposals and acquisitions.

“We are delighted that Mark has joined Octopus, with his track record and contacts in the Manchester corporate finance community, his appointment further strengthens our reach in the north of England,” said Taylor. “His experience will give Octopus added vigor in identifying investment opportunities in such a fertile region for entrepreneurial, fast growing companies.”


In Depth

Exotic Assets: Investing In Rare Violins

Jan 17 2017 | 4:43pm ET

By definition, alternative investments include exotic assets far beyond your typical...

Lifestyle

'Tis the Season: Wall Street Holiday Parties Back In Fashion

Dec 22 2016 | 9:23pm ET

Spending on Wall Street holiday parties has largely returned to pre-2008 levels...

Guest Contributor

The Trump Administration: What It Could Mean for Carried Interest

Jan 19 2017 | 5:25pm ET

The arrival of the Trump administration brings the potential for a repeal of the...

 

From the current issue of

Often seen as a passion project, or part of a philanthropic venture, rare and fine stringed instruments offer an exciting option to diversify one’s investment portfolio while providing an opportunity for an exceptional long-term investment.