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Palatine bolsters business development team

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David Chapman

Palatine Private Equity has boosted headcount in its Manchester office with the appointment of David Chapman as Business Development Manager.

David has over 10 years’ experience in business development, with five of those working in the legal sector. He joins from Shoosmiths, where he held the position of Bid and New Business Manager for almost three years. Prior to this, he spent over two and a half years at Hill Dickinson.

In his new role at Palatine, David will be working with the investment team to identify, progress and maintain relationships with potential investee management teams. As well as this, David will coordinate Palatine’s efforts and activities with advisors and network contacts.

Whilst based in Manchester, David will work on a national basis across both of Palatine’s active funds: the Buy-Out fund, which targets investments between £10m and £30m; and the Impact Fund, which backs businesses with a positive impact on society or the environment.

David Chapman said: “It’s an exciting time to be joining Palatine. The firm has an excellent reputation for backing ambitious management teams and adding significant value, whilst also transforming their operations to become more socially and environmentally responsible – a huge area of focus in the private equity space. I’m looking forward to helping the investment team identify and realise investments.”

Ed Fazakerley, Partner at Palatine Private Equity, said: “We’re delighted to welcome David who has a wealth of experience in business development and brings a different perspective. He will be working closely with Charlotte Ashton, our Senior Business Development Director and the wider team to help generate opportunities and demonstrate the value Palatine can bring.”

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Events, PR, and Marketing Manager at The Samuel James Group, Philip has a degree in Journalism from the University of Salford and holds an MSc in Marketing from Lancaster University, Philip has also worked at BBC Radio Lancashire, Clitheroe Football Club and Accrington Stanley Football Club.