Davinia Smith joins Brookstreet to spearhead Risk Management as Principal. Davinia will be responsible for Brookstreeet’s and portfolio companies’ corporate governance, risk management and compliance. Davinia has over 20 years of experience in the global Alternative Funds and Corporate Trust industries with particular experience in Real Estate (RE) and Private Equity (PE). Davinia has held regulated positions in the UK, Jersey, Guernsey, Gibraltar, and the BVI, for large established funds and administrators. She was most recently a Strategic Relationship Director and Head of Cayman Islands at Alter Domus. Prior she held roles with Lloyds Bank and Computershare. She has extensive experience on PE and M&A including Palamon's acquisitions (e.g. The Rug Company, Happy Socks, Il Bisonte) and Macquarie's acquisition of Green Investment Bank and the Nat Grid gas lines. Davinia has also sat on a number of RE Boards including regulated Jersey Funds, the GP of 22 Bishopsgate the tallest tower in the City of London, and the Acquisition Board of Pinewood Studios.
Brookstreet at CPP Investment Board, Canada’s $350bn sovereign fund.
We are pleased to confirm our participation at Delphi’s Economic Forum (February 28 to March 3, 2019) alongside Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Former President, Eurogroup; Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy, European Commission; Sigmar Gabriel, Former Vice-Chancellor of Germany; Gila Gamliel, Minister for Social Equality, Israel; Werner Hoyer, President, European Investment Bank; Vladimir Chizhov, Russia’s Ambassador to the EU; Joaquin Almunia, Chairman of the Board, Centre for European Policy Studies, and Jose M. Barroso, Non-Executive Chairman, Goldman Sachs International.
Brookstreet at the Worshipful Banquet of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers, hosted at the Mansion House by Lord Mayor Peter Estlin.
Brookstreet is pleased to join the UK PEVC mission to the Gulf. MARHABA! Bahrain, Dubai and Abu Dhabi we look forward to meeting you! #aroundtheworldinlessthan80days
Peace and Prosperity.
On 30th November 2018, the Hellenic BioCluster, organised its 1st Symposium on the subject of “Innovation in the Life Sciences”. Dr Leonid Shapiro through the panel “Access to Finance for Healthcare SMEs” had the opportunity to share with the participants valuable information on what investors are looking for and actions to achieve the highest valuation.
We are grateful and humbled to have joined the DraxFuture40 fund managers that help shape Europe alongside Apax, Blackstone, CVC, HIG, KKR etc.
It was an evening to remember at Grosvenor Park Lane, London.
Konstantinos Macheras, former CEO of AB Vassilopoulos joins Brookstreet Equity Partners LLP as CEO-in-Residence Advisor. Mr Macheras took AB Vassilopoulos from 15 stores and a turnover of $117m to 330 stores and a turnover of $2billion.
Konstantinos Macheras is the President of the Institute of Retail Consumer Goods and Former EVP of Delhaize Group & CEO of Southeastern Europe and Asia. Previously he served for 14 years at Mars Inc. in Holland, Greece and Italy. He holds a BSc from Piraeus and an MBA from Roosevelt University of Chicago.
Mr Macheras was named Officer in the order of King Leopold II by the King of Belgium Albert II.
"Founded by bulge-bracket M&A deal makers, McKinsey Consultants, entrepreneurial CEOs, together with “Magic-Circle” legal advisors (KWM, MoFo, Goodwin), and “Rolls-Royce” administrators (Alter Domus), this is an international private equity firm with an unparalleled access to talent (pooled from Harvard, Oxford, LBS, LSE), putting Best-in-Class “AngloSaxon” practices to work for the benefit of small-cap family owners" .
Brookstreet Equity Partners, “Brookstreet”, completed its investment in the export-driven nanotechnology firm NanoPhos S.A. The deal blends the financial expertise and commercial support of Brookstreet with the exponential growth of NanoPhos and the expansion drive of its CEO, Dr. Ioannis Arabatzis.
NanoPhos is an innovative Greek nanotechnology coatings manufacturer, producing paints and materials to create coatings with unique properties (e.g. thermal insulation for buildings, performance enhancement for photovoltaic panels, antibacterial protection for hospitals, anti-corrosion and anti-fouling for maritime uses). The company is currently selling in over 25 countries and is ripe for further expansion geographically. NanoPhos’ innovative products are established in growing markets worth $10bn+.
NanoPhos has received over 15 awards to date, including Innovation (Bill Gates, GAIA Dubai, Artibat France, UKTI Award in European Business), Exports (Shanghai World Expo), and Technical Achievements (Green Award, Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards). NanoPhos’ CEO was previously recognised as a high flyer (40-under-40) by Fortune.
NanoPhos’ CEO Dr. Ioannis (John) Arabatzis stated:
"We proudly welcome Brookstreet into NanoPhos as our preferred investor and partner. Brookstreet truly understands our international vision and prospects. We are excited having a global platform supporting our growth plans and aspirations. We have already identified numerous synergies and together (with Brookstreet) we will grow stronger, bigger and better."
Brooksteet is a London-based Private Equity (PE) group supporting companies which experience transformational growth. Its mission is to be the leading investor and partner for innovative and extrovert private firms. Brookstreet aims to internationalise and professionalise companies that have the potential to become national champions and global players. Brookstreet’s Awards for 2018 include Niche PE House of the Year, GameChanger of the Year and Innovative PEVC Fund Manager of the Year.
Brookstreet’s Managing Partner Omiros Sarikas stated:
"NanoPhos is a very exciting business. It combines the growth trajectory of a dynamic export-driven company, together with a proven cash-generating model, an innovative product range, impressive clientele, and a talented, award-winning and investable CEO (John) with both technical and international business experience.”
Papapolitis & Papapolitis (GR), G.S. Kostakopoulos & Associates (GR), Candesic (UK), Grant Thornton (GR), Delta Partners (GR), BDO (UK) and Alter Domus.
Brookstreet joins the efforts of The Hellenic Initiative (THI) as Corporate Ambassador and endorses THI's Greek Wildfire Relief Fund:
The Hellenic Initiative was founded in 2012 by members of the global Greek and philhellene communities who were compelled to respond to the worsening economic crisis and inspired to help shape Greece’s long-term recovery. THI is a global and accountable organisation with a wide Board of Directors which includes, amongst others, activists (President Bill Clinton), philanthropists (Marianna Vardinogiannis) and philhellenes (Princess Tatiana), so you can donate with trust.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families affected by last night's fires and our gratitude is with the authorities and responders. Our deepest condolences to everyone affected by this tragedy.
Brookstreet participated on the Opening Panel of the InvestGR Forum at Hilton, Athens.
Brookstreet's Managing Partner, Omiros Sarikas, holds the Freedom of the City of London and is a London Liveryman (pics left) with the privilege to elect the Lord Mayor and the Sheriff of London (pics right).
We are particularly proud and grateful to being part and leading the City of London, while investing back in the future Greece and bridging opportunities to talented CEOs.
On Tuesday the 26th, we headed back to Guildhall to meet and listen to the speech of the Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, who briefed the City of London global funds (like us) and investment banks, on the road ahead.
Brookstreet Awards* have been updated to include:
UK Innovative PEVC fund of the Year
UK Niche Private Equity House of the Year
UK GameChanger of the Year
CEO of the Year
(*Global press release event in due course).
Brookstreet wins 2x ACQ Global Awards 2018
UK Niche Private Equity House of the Year &
UK Game Changer of the Year
(*Global press release event in due course).
On 8 and 9 May 2018, DDC organized the 2nd European Investment Summit in Athens, Greece. Brookstreet presented at the “Global Investors” panel.
Davinia has over 20 years of experience in the global Alternative Funds and Corporate Trust industries with particular experience in Real Estate (RE) and Private Equity (PE). Davinia has held regulated positions in the UK, Jersey, Guernsey, Gibraltar, and the BVI and was most recently a Strategic Relationship DIrector and Head of Cayman Islands at Alter Domus. Prior she held roles with Lloyds Bank and Computershare. She has extensive experience on PE and M&A including Palamon's acquisitions (e.g. The Rug Company, Happy Socks, Il Bisonte) and Macquarie's acquisition of Green Investment Bank and the Nat Grid gas lines. Davinia has also sat on a number of RE Boards including regulated Jersey Funds, the GP of 22 Bishopsgate the tallest tower in the City of London, and the Acquisition Board of Pinewood Studios.