Cairngorm Capital has appointed Lucy Graham as Investment Director to be based in the firm’s newly opened Edinburgh office, working with Neil McGill to develop opportunities arising from their strong relationships with the business community in Scotland and beyond.
The Edinburgh office, which opened in late 2017, is a logical extension of Cairngorm Capital’s activity in Scotland, particularly following its investment in portfolio companies, Stevenswood Group and Thornbridge.
With over 20 years’ experience in leveraged finance and corporate law, Lucy joins from Clydesdale Bank, where most recently she was Senior Corporate Finance Partner responsible for developing Clydesdale’s inorganic strategy involving acquisitions, sale transactions, joint ventures and for delivering growth opportunities. Previously she spent ten years as a Senior Director in the bank’s leveraged finance team working alongside private equity and corporate investors generating bespoke structured financial solutions to support their growth plans, acquisitions, management buy outs and recapitalisations. Lucy was responsible for developing the financing solutions to support Cairngorm Capital’s acquisitions of Polyframe, WB Group, Stevenswood and Customade. Prior to joining Clydesdale Bank, Lucy began her career in corporate law, specialising in private equity transactions, with MinterEllison in Sydney and Maclay Murray & Spens (now Dentons) in Edinburgh.
Andrew Steel, Managing Partner of Cairngorm Capital, said “We are delighted to welcome Lucy into our team. Lucy is a multi-talented investment professional, who is exceptionally well-connected and respected across the investment community, particularly in Scotland.”
Cairngorm Capital invests in well-performing, UK headquartered, mid-market companies, earning operating profit of £2 million – £20 million in manufacturing, distribution and services industries.