Financial services specialist private equity firm appoints FD
Financial Services Capital LLP (“FSC”), the private equity investor dedicated to the European financial services sector, has appointed Kirstyn Lowry-Corry, a finance specialist with more than 10 years’ experience, as Financial Director.
Kirstyn, who will work with Chief Operating Officer Chris Doukaki, joins from ScaleUp Capital, where she was responsible for the finance function. Her appointment continues the development of FSC’s institutional-grade team, led by Managing Partners Matthew D. Hansen and Miroslav Boublik. The team currently comprises eight Investment Professionals and four Platform Professionals, supported by four Operating Partners and five Senior Advisors.
Prior to ScaleUp Capital, Kirstyn worked for Montagu Private Equity for more than seven years, and before this was with chartered accountancy firm Saffery Champness, where she started her career. Kirstyn is a chartered accountant and a graduate of Durham University, and is also a member of Level20, a not-for-profit organisation founded with the aim of improving gender diversity in the private equity industry.
Matt Hansen, Managing Partner at FSC, commented:
“We are excited to welcome Kirstyn to our expanding team, providing valuable support and leadership to our finance function as we seek to continue deploying capital and generating strong returns for our investors. The next few years will be an extremely exciting time for FSC and we look forward to adding further to our team in the coming months.”
FSC was founded in 2020 to capitalise on a once-in-a-generation investment opportunity in the European financial services sector. The firm invests in mid-market financial services businesses in Europe with enterprise values of between €50-200 million, targeting opportunities in the insurance, banking, wealth management and payments sectors. It targets businesses which have the opportunity for transformation, implementing modern technology architecture, adapting business models to changing customer demands, enhancing profitability with underwriting discipline and seeking consolidation opportunities of attractively priced assets.