Barracuda Group establishes private equity division
Bull has over 16 years’ experience as a private equity investor with 3i, LDC, Mitsui & Co and latterly with Gresham Private Equity, where he sat on the investment committee and was co-head of the London investment team.
Within the private equity industry Bull is widely acknowledged for his ability to source and shape deals, attracting high calibre managers and non-executives to work with him. He established Barracuda Private Equity to work alongside a select group of private equity clients to deliver this insight and expertise to them and help them drive value in new investments and existing portfolio companies.
Barracuda joint managing directors, Jamie Zuppinger and Justin Linger, commented, “We are delighted to have engaged Anthony. He has a reputation as one of the best deal originators in the private equity industry and a proven ability to attract management talent to his deals and importantly, from a private equity viewpoint, he knows what & lsquo;good looks like’ in a PE management context having invested in and sat on boards of numerous companies and understands the pressure points in private equity houses. We believe that with Anthony’s appointment we have a unique offering for the private equity industry which can bridge the traditional relationship and understanding gap between recruiters and PE firms."
The Barracuda Private Equity team works uniquely throughout the entire investment cycle providing pre-deal support by way of deal identification, early stage commercial diligence and board composition advice and once the investment is made it will identify senior executives who are capable of taking the business to the next level. Importantly from the client perspective, the team can leverage and utilise the deep sector knowledge and expertise of the group’s divisions Barracuda Search, Barracuda Digital, Barracuda Interim and G2exec.
Zuppinger and Lingeradded added, “With Anthony establishing Barracuda Private Equity and working alongside our other divisions, we believe that we have once more strengthened and consolidated our position as the largest and most experienced fully integrated consumer facing practice of any search organisation based in the UK, if not globally.”
The Barracuda private equity team works throughout the entire investment cycle providing pre-deal support by way of deal identification, early stage commercial diligence and board composition advice and once the investment is made it will identify senior executives who are capable of taking the business to the next level.