Louise Corner and Barry Robinson promoted to Partner

Phoenix Equity Partners (“Phoenix”), a leading UK mid-market private equity firm, is pleased to announce the promotions of Louise Corner and Barry Robinson to the role of Partner.

Louise Corner has dual responsibility for investor relations and portfolio performance at Phoenix. She was previously a member of the investment team and has been involved in a number of the firm’s investments since joining in 2007, including Key Retirement Group and CloserStill. Prior to Phoenix, Louise spent four years in the corporate finance group at Lazard.

Barry Robinson is responsible for leading the firm’s regional origination activity. He has been with Phoenix since 2005, and has been involved in a range of the firm’s investments including most recently Sygnature Discovery and Nexus Vehicle Rental. Barry currently represents Phoenix on the boards of Sygnature Discovery and Just Childcare. Before joining Phoenix, Barry worked in the corporate finance team at Deloitte, advising on private equity transactions.

David Burns, Managing Partner at Phoenix, said: “It is a pleasure to welcome Louise and Barry to the Partnership; their promotions are fully deserved, following the significant contributions both have made to the firm over many years. We are all looking forward to working with Louise and Barry in their new roles.”

These promotions follow a successful year for Phoenix in 2018, with the completion of three new investments and the sale of 2016 Fund portfolio company Travel Chapter, the online holiday cottage lettings platform, which generated a 3.6x return on investment.