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

Senior Partner

Richard Dew

Partner

Cathal Turley

Partner

Katherine Ho

Investment Director

Edward Mortimore

Investment Director

Frederick West

Investment Manager

Luke Bray

Investment Manager

Harry McGonigle

Senior Associate

Robert Lowerson

Associate
Rob 2023

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

Senior 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

Partner

Richard joined H2 in 2011 and is 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, Core Highways, Dales Marine and FFX. He was previously involved with H2’s investment in Healthcare 21 and Eurocell.

Richard graduated with a Bsc (Hons) in Medical Sciences from Imperial College London and is an ACA with the ICAEW. He is married with 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

Partner

Cathal joined H2 in 2013 having previously worked in banking as well as a number of start-ups. He is involved in all aspects of deal flow at H2 including deal sourcing, evaluation and partnering with management teams of portfolio companies to support growth.

Cathal is currently involved with Optegra Eye Healthcare, Global Vans, Radii Planet Group, BA and William Hackett. He was previously involved with H2’s investments in Cadogan Tate, NRS Healthcare, Ballast Phoenix and Eurocell.

Cathal graduated from University College Dublin with a Bachelor (Hons) in Commerce and Spanish and is married with three young children.

Edward Mortimore

Investment Director

Ed joined H2 in 2016 and is involved in both new investment opportunities and supporting existing portfolio companies. Ed currently works closely with the management teams at RAM, FFX, Motive and Search Recruitment Group, and previously worked on H2’s successful investment in Healthcare 21, which was exited in 2021.

Prior to joining H2, Ed spent five years at the management consultancy firm, AT Kearney, where he provided operational and strategic support to a variety of companies across a broad range of sectors.

Ed graduated from Oxford University with a BA (Hons) in Economics & Management. Outside of work as well as his new role as a father, Ed enjoys playing golf, tennis and cricket.

Frederick West

Investment Manager

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.

Harry McGonigle

Senior 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.

Luke Bray

Investment Manager

Luke joined in 2023 and is responsible for both investing and supporting portfolio companies. This ranges from deal sourcing, evaluation, and execution through to supporting management teams in implementing growth strategies, as well as exiting investments.

Prior to joining H2, Luke spent five years at the private equity firm Livingbridge, where he predominantly invested into the service and technology sectors alongside both founders and management teams. Prior to this Luke worked for four years at PwC.

Luke graduated from The University of Manchester with a Master’s in Chemical Engineering and is a chartered accountant with the ICAEW.

Outside of work Luke enjoys cycling, cooking, listening to podcasts and taking holidays off the beaten track with over 55 countries visited and counting.

 

Robert Lowerson

Associate

Rob joined H2 in 2023 having previously spent six and a half years at UBS within their Equities and UK Investment Banking teams.

During his time at UBS, Rob was involved in M&A transactions and advised a range of private equity and UK corporate clients. At H2, Rob supports portfolio businesses as well as evaluating new investment opportunities.

Rob graduated from the University of Warwick with a BSc (Hons) in Economics and is a CFA Charterholder. He enjoys travelling, playing football and skiing.

Terry Musson

The Amberon Group is a market leading traffic management provider to the utilities and Local Authority markets. Amberon was established in May 2002 with our first depot in Paignton, South West England. Our founding core principles remain at the heart of everything that we do and our continued desire to achieve our purpose; to provide the best service in the Traffic Management sector. This has been the foundation for our success and has cemented our position as the market leader in TM.

During the initial transaction we never felt under any pressure & instantly recognised we would become part of the family. H2 took the time to listen to our views & business strategy, it was obvious from the very beginning that they would be the perfect partner for us.

The guys at H2 have enabled us to continue the momentum & have provided the expertise & knowledge to help us continue on the journey to constantly improve our service offering.

Working with H2 during the last 2 years has given us additional support not just financially but the advice & expertise has helped analytically & strategically.

The ambition and the drive H2 have is extremely infectious & continues to assist the group to overachieve.

It’s enormously reassuring to know H2 will always be at the end of the phone to offer advice but heartening to know they have the trust in us to deliver.