STRUCTURED TO BUILD ON EACH OTHER’S STRENGTHS​

STRUCTURED TO BUILD ON EACH OTHER’S STRENGTHS​

Team

Our team consists of professionals with diverse backgrounds and different nationalities. In their former lives our professionals were running a company or advising management teams strategically, operationally or financially. All our team members have strategic and hands-on operational experience developed in their former lives or within one of our companies.

Patrick Kalverboer

Managing Partner

Simon Gilbert

Partner

Richard Dew

Investment Director

Katherine Ho

Investment Director

Cathal Turley

Investment Director

Ed Mortimore

Investment Manager

Frederick West

Senior Associate

Tom Dixon

Associate

Harry McGonigle

Junior Associate

Kim Martin

PA/Office Manager

Patrick Kalverboer

Managing Partner

Having joined H2 Equity Partners in 1996, Patrick has over 20 years experience in “building better businesses” and has broad sector and operational experience.

Patrick is involved in all aspects of advising on investments by H2, from origination & evaluation of opportunities to execution of improvement programs and exits. Furthermore, he is responsible for H2’s strategy and Investor Relations and is the Chairman of the Board and Investment Committee of H2 Equity Partners Management Fund V BV. Patrick holds a LLM degree in Tax Law and MSc in Business Administration from Erasmus University.

His special interests include motor sports, outdoor activities, (diving) holidays and fine dining.

Patrick is married to Anna and they have two young children.

Simon Gilbert

Partner

Simon joined to help establish H2 in the UK in early 2011 and is responsible for helping to manage and develop H2’s business, working on new investment opportunities and with existing portfolio businesses. Simon has broad experience having previously worked in operational roles and subsequently on a wide range of Boards in UK B2B businesses helping support their strategic development and growth plans.

Before joining H2, he was a Partner at Hanover Investors, a hands-on UK investor in both public and private companies. Simon was interim CEO of a financial services business as it recovered from a loss-making position, on the board of a Support Services business and involved across a range of other sectors.

Previously Simon worked at Shell International, where he had a range of operational and general management roles and subsequently led European M&A activity in the Downstream business (Marketing, Distribution & Retail).

Simon completed an MBA and holds a BA (Hons) degree in Economics & Spanish from Bristol University.

He is married to Vix with two children. He enjoys travelling and is still a keen cricket and football player.

Richard Dew

Investment Director

Richard joined H2 in 2011 is also involved in all aspects of deal flow at H2 including deal sourcing, evaluation and working alongside the management teams of portfolio companies to support the strategic growth objectives of each business. Richard is currently involved with GBUK Group, HC21 Group and Amberon. He was previously involved with H2’s investment in Eurocell which was listed in March 2015.

Before joining H2 Richard worked for six years at KPMG in the Operational Improvement & Turnaround team for a variety of companies across a range of sectors. Richard has a wide range of experience in improving and supporting businesses, including cash management and operational improvement and change.

Richard graduated with a Bsc (Hons) in Medical Sciences from Imperial College London and is an ACA with the ICAEW. He is married has two young sons. His interests include travelling, winter sports, rugby and baking.

Katherine Ho

Investment Director

Katherine joined H2 in 2011 after six years at the investment bank Greenhill & Co, initially advising UK companies on strategic acquisitions and divestments, and latterly working for the European small/mid-cap private equity team.

At H2, Katherine is responsible for both investing and portfolio work. This ranges from deal sourcing and evaluation, to supporting management teams in implementing growth strategies, as well as exiting investments. She has been involved in H2’s acquisitions of Eurocell, NRS Healthcare and Hancocks.

Katherine graduated from Cambridge University with a BA (Hons) in Economics and an MPhil in Industrial Systems, Manufacturing and Management. Her special interests include swimming, travelling, food and photography.

Cathal Turley

Investment Director

Cathal joined H2 in 2013 having previously spent seven years working in the banking sector as well as a number of start-up companies.

At H2, Cathal is responsible for investing and has a wide range of experience in assisting portfolio companies with their strategic objectives.

Cathal is currently involved with BA Components and Radii Planet Partitioning Group. He was previously involved with Eurocell, Ballast Phoenix and NRS Healthcare.

Cathal graduated from University College Dublin with a Bachelor (Hons) in Commerce and Spanish.

Ed Mortimore

Investment Manager

Ed joined H2 in 2016 having previously spent five years at the management consultancy firm A.T. Kearney. Whilst at A.T. Kearney, Ed conducted a number of commercial due diligences as well as operational improvement and growth strategy projects for a wide range of private equity and industry clients.

At H2, Ed has been involved in the acquisition of Search Consultancy Group – a leading multi-specialist national recruiter, and BA Kitchen Components – a leading designer and manufacturer of kitchen, bedroom and bathroom doors and components. Ed spends his time supporting these two portfolio companies as wells as evaluating new investment cases.

Ed graduated from Oxford University with a BA (Hons) in Economics & Management. His interests include travelling and playing golf, tennis and squash.

Frederick West

Senior Associate

Frederick joined H2 in 2018 from Ernst & Young (EY) where he was a manager in their Transaction Services team.

During his time at EY, Frederick performed due diligence on acquisitions and disposals for a range of private equity and corporate clients.

At H2, Frederick has been involved in the acquisition of Cadogan Tate, a premium specialist storage and logistics provider for fine art and other valuable possessions, and Amberon, a leading UK traffic management provider. Alongside supporting these portfolio businesses, Frederick is involved in evaluating new investment opportunities.

Frederick graduated from University College London and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He enjoys travelling, playing squash and outdoor activities.

Tom Dixon

Associate

Tom joined H2 in 2020 having previously spent 5 years at KPMG working within Transaction Services and M&A.

During his time in the Transaction Services team, Tom performed buy-side and sell-side due diligence for a range of private equity clients before joining the Business Services M&A team, where he provided lead advisory services for private equity and corporate clients within the mid-market.

Having recently joined, Tom is involved in the evaluation of new investment opportunities.

Tom graduated from the University of Leeds and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. His interests include Tennis, Football and Cycling.

Harry McGonigle

Junior Associate

Harry joined H2 in 2020 having previously spent three and a half years at Deloitte within their M&A team.

During his time at Deloitte, Harry was involved in multiple buy-side and sell-side mandates focusing on sponsor backed transactions as well as advising on other strategic projects. At H2, Harry supports portfolio businesses as well as evaluating new investment opportunities.

Harry graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a Bachelor (Hons) in Economics and Business and is ACA qualified. His interests include football, golf and sailing.

Kim Martin

PA/Office Manager

Kim joined H2 Equity Partners in 2019 having previously spent 10 years working within the Recruitment industry. Her main roles involved Office Management and HR whilst helping to set up the operations side for their new European offices and looking after their onsite contractors.

At H2, She is responsible for managing office operations and supporting the H2 team in their day-to-day activities aswell as event organising and ensuring the smooth running of the office.

Kim is Level 3 CIPD qualified. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, attending the gym and cooking aswell as spending time with her dog.