Panoramic Growth Equity appoints Senior Investment manager from BGF

Panoramic Growth Equity strengthens London presence with appointment of Senior Investment Manager from the Business Growth Fund

Independent private equity firm, Panoramic Growth Equity (PGE), has appointed Jane Reoch as a Senior Investment Manager to strengthen its London presence and capitalise on the growing number of investment opportunities in the South East.

Jane Reoch has ten years private equity and corporate finance experience and joins from the newly created Business Growth Fund (BGF). Jane has also worked in transaction advisory for PWC and was involved in establishing the Cass Entrepreneurship Fund. She has successfully forged a career in private equity, now specialising in smaller company growth capital financing.

Jane will be responsible for expanding PGE’s reach into the south alongside David Wilson, who as part of this expansion becomes PGE’s partner responsible for London and the South East. Jane brings with her a wide range of contacts and will help continue to develop the firm’s relationships within the local advisory community.

Commenting on her appointment, David Wilson, partner at PGE, said: “We have known Jane for a number of years and are delighted to welcome her to the team at Panoramic. She brings a huge amount of relevant investment experience as well as a good understanding of the market’s current needs. She is ideally placed to identify and assess investment prospects for our Panoramic ECF 1 fund.”

PGE completed its latest investment from the £34m Fund in November (2011), committing £1m in development capital to Concorde Solutions – a multi-award-winning IT asset management company in the Thames Valley.

The Fund, which will make individual investments between £0.5m and £2m, was established to help meet the increasing demand by SMEs for growth capital, at a time when supply in the equity gap has come under considerable pressure.

PGE’s senior team of Stephen Campbell, David Wilson and Malcolm Kpedekpo has over 40 years’ VC experience, focussing mainly on the SME market in the UK.