Inflexion hires new partner, appoints two investment directors

Andrea Bertolini joins as partner from Cinven.

  • Bertolini to lead origination and execution of the firm’s financial services investments
  • Daan Gankema appointed as investment director, based in Amsterdam
  • Rob Dunnett joins as investment director, based in Manchester

Inflexion has named Andrea Bertolini as partner and head of financial services and has appointed Daan Gankema and Rob Dunnett as investment directors, based in Amsterdam and Manchester, respectively.

Mid-market private equity firm Inflexion has invested more than £750 million ($915 million; €845 million) into the financial services industry, across 14 companies.

Since its inception, the company has made eight investments in the sector, averaging a 3.6x return. That includes exits from Succession Wealth to Aviva and Bollington Wilson Group to Arthur J Gallagher.

Bertolini will take the lead in planning and carrying out the firm’s financial services investments. Before joining the firm, he worked for Cinven, and most recently as senior principal.

In addition to guiding the origination and implementation of new investments across Benelux, Gankema will assist existing portfolio companies with their expansion plans across Benelux. Previously, he worked with Parcom Capital, a Dutch mid-market private equity firm, and held M&A roles at both Morgan Stanley and Barclays Investment Bank.

Further, Dunnett will oversee the origination and execution of new investments across the north of England, with an emphasis on Yorkshire and the Northeast. He formerly held the managing director position at Rothschild & Co.

“These appointments highlight our commitment to combining sector expertise with a regional presence to best address the growing opportunity we see in the UK and Europe,” said Simon Turner, Inflexion’s managing partner.

Inflexion has £8 billion in assets under management and invests £10 million to £400 million of equity in each deal. It has offices in London, Manchester, and Amsterdam.