AURELIUS Group enhances UK market presence
- AURELIUS relocates to larger London office and announces two new appointments to UK team
London, 21 August 2018 – AURELIUS Group (“AURELIUS” or “the Group”) the pan-European, mid-market investor, today announces its move to a new London office in the heart of Soho, alongside the appointments of two new team members: Philip Stoner as an Investment Associate and Daven Chopra as an Operations Manager.
The new office, located in Glasshouse Street, is a contemporary space with a grade 2 listed Regent Street facade. Set across two floors, the larger office will accommodate AURELIUS’ entire London-based team bringing together AURELIUS Equity and AURELIUS Finance under one roof and paving the way for further growth in the UK market. Alongside AURELIUS’ recent appointments, this move reinforces its operational and investment capabilities and its position as a leading mid-market investor in the region.
The appointments include:
- Philip Stoner, who takes on the role of Investment Associate within AURELIUS’ London-based investment team. Philip began his career at PwC, where he most recently held the position of Manager in the company’s Transaction Services team, specialising in buy side, sell side and refinancing services for private equity and corporate clients. Philip graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Exeter;
- Daven Chopra, who has been appointed Operations Manager at AURELIUS. Daven joins from Deloitte, where he worked as a Strategy & Operations Consultant in both the UK and US focusing on business strategy as well as the implementation of large scale transformation programmes. Daven has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Nottingham;
Tristan Nagler, Managing Director of AURELIUS in the UK, commented on the news, stating: “We are seeing plenty of investment opportunities in the UK market, as shown by our healthy deal pipeline. Our move to a larger office will provide opportunity for growth going forward and is a demonstration of our long-term commitment to the market.
This sentiment is bolstered by the announcement of two new hires to the UK team, which brings our total headcount to more than twenty. Philip brings a wealth of high-quality experience to our deal team and will support us in our goal of continuing to grow our investment portfolio in the UK. In addition, Daven’s appointment demonstrates our ongoing commitment to supporting our investee companies with dedicated in-house operational expertise.”
This announcement follows a series of positive developments for AURELIUS in the UK, including the acquisitions of Ideal Shopping Direct and Connect Books, recent successes in the ongoing turnaround of Office Depot Europe and the sale of ICT services group Getronics, AURELIUS’ largest exit to date.