Souter Investments, the family investment office of Sir Brian Souter, is pleased to announce the recruitment of two investment executives.
Keith Barclay joins from Blas, the Edinburgh based corporate finance advisory boutique. He is a qualified lawyer having previously worked for Shepherd & Wedderburn.
Maurice Shamash joins from Lloyds Banking Group where he was an Assistant Manager with responsibility for Equity Portfolio Management. He previously worked for the actuarial consultancy Hymans Robertson.
Souter Investments makes investments across a broad range of asset classes, with a primary focus on private equity. Souter Investments’ other recent unquoted investments include taking stakes in legal business Winn Group and specialist integrated safety engineering services provider Oteac, and a further investment in the fast growing intercity express coach operator PolskiBus.com.
These appointments take the Souter Investments team to eight executives, plus Sir Brian Souter himself.
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Gordon Beattie, Beattie Communications 0800 612 9890
Notes for Editors:
Souter Investments is the family investment office of Sir Brian Souter, co-founder and Chairman of Stagecoach Group plc. It makes investment across a broad range of asset classes, with a primary focus on private equity.
Holdings in unquoted companies include Virgin Mobile Latin America, a mobile virtual network operator in Chile and Columbia; Irish school publishing business CJ Fallon; New Zealand based public transport operators Mana Coach Services, Howick and Eastern Buses and Fullers Group; and Alexander Dennis, the UK’s leading bus and coach manufacturer.
Souter Investments’ recent exits include the sale of luxury yacht manufacturer Sunseeker to Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda, the IPO of general insurer the esure Group on the London Stock Exchange, and the sale of biofuel manufacturer Argent Energy to John Swire & Sons (Green Investments).