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Limerston Capital strengthens team with appointment of Marco Ferrara as Operating Partner

8 November 2022 - Limerston Capital LLP (“Limerston Capital”), the UK mid-market private equity investor, is pleased to announce that Marco Ferrara is joining as an Operating Partner to strengthen Limerston’s unique team of in-house operational executives, with a focus on technology enablement, digital transformation, and product development.

Marco began his relationship with Limerston in 2017, taking on a variety of interim executive and board roles within Limerston Capital portfolio companies Prism Healthcare, Empowering People Group and Trinity Homecare.

More recently Marco served as interim CEO of Go Train, a leading UK Adult Education provider chaired by fellow Limerston Operating Partner Julian Harley.

Previously Marco helped scale technology companies such as Cookinhouse and VacationsPal as a co-founder and angel investor. Prior to gaining his MBA from IESE Business School in Spain, he was a Director of institutional equity sales in London and San Francisco for twelve years at Baird & Co and Wells Fargo among others.

Limerston Capital is a private equity firm targeting UK businesses with EBITDA of between £5 million and £15 million and partnering with management teams to help build them into industry leaders. 2022 has been an active year with two major acquisitions, four bolt-on deals, one realization and various portfolio company milestones, including two new CEO appointments.

Marco Ferrara commented, “It is great to be joining the operating team at Limerston Capital. I have long admired the firm’s unique strategy of providing strong operational and acquisition support to portfolio companies through a fully-integrated and dedicated operational and investment team.”

Jane Grewar, Senior Operating Partner of Limerston Capital, said, “We have worked alongside Marco for many years and are delighted that he is going to be joining our in-house team of Operating Partners. He knows exactly how we work and will be a great addition to the team as we continue to grow.”

For more information, please contact:

Martim Avillez, Limerston Capital Founding Partner


Caroline Villiers +44 (0)7808 585184

Charlotte Balbirnie +44 (0)7989 528421

About Limerston Capital

Founded in 2015 by James Paget, João Rosa and Martim Avillez, London based Limerston Capital pursues control investments in UK mid-market companies and seeks to create value through the firm’s buy-and-build and operationally focused model. The firm targets businesses with EBITDA of between £5 million and £15 million that have a solid value proposition, but have potential for operational improvements, have mispriced underlying returns on capital and provide opportunities for strategic repositioning via consolidation.


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