SOVEREIGN BACKS THE MBO OF REGULATORY AND CROSS-BORDER FUND DISTRIBUTION SERVICES PROVIDER ACOLIN Read more

Alex Hay

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Sovereign had always stood out for me as a firm that truly focused on supporting growth – be it organically or through acquisition. Since joining the firm in early 2017, and now heading Sovereign's focus on Financial Services & Insurance and Education & Training, I’ve witnessed the hands-on approach every member of the team dedicates to delivering this.

At Sovereign, we work to create the best deal and results for everyone. It’s not just our sector knowledge and investment acumen that has enabled this, but the close working relationships we have forged with talented people – that’s when you see a business absolutely thrive.

I built up my deal experience over the last ten years at RJD Partners where I became a partner in 2011. My sector focus was business and financial services, primarily as the first institutional owner of the companies we backed.

It’s not just our sector knowledge and investment acumen that has enabled this, but the close working relationships we have forged with talented people – that’s when you see a business absolutely thrive.

At Sovereign I currently oversee our investments in Acolin and Asset Control, having led the successful realisation of Irish Insurance Broker Arachas.

I was previously at Close Brothers Corporate Finance in M&A having qualified as an accountant with PwC. My degree was in modern languages at Oxford University, including a stint at a wine chateau in Chablis.

I’m married with three children, which is why I have become more of an armchair sportsman but still enjoy getting out in to the fresh air for some cycling, golf and skiing. I also recently completed a Channel Swim relay as one of four.

Areas of Interest

  • Financial Services & Insurance
  • Education & Training
  • Business & Technology Services

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