Management and Governance Structure
The Investment Manager of our funds is Equistone Partners Europe Limited, which is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority and owned by the key executives in the business.
Equistone makes investment and exit decisions through a European Investment Committee, chaired by Chief Investment Officer, Oskar Schilcher. The other standing members of the European Investment Committee are Michael Bork, Owen Clarke, Grégoire Châtillon, Peter Hammermann, Steve O’Hare, Guillaume Jacqueau, Rob Myers and Dirk Schekerka.
A Management Board makes business and operational decisions on a Europe-wide basis. The Management Board currently comprises Michael Bork, Grégoire Châtillon, Guillaume Jacqueau, Rob Myers, Steve O’Hare, Oskar Schilcher and Dirk Schekerka. Christiian Marriott, who is responsible for fundraising and investor relations, and Steven Whitaker, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Risk Officer, are directors of Equistone and attend the Management Board. Owen Clarke, who served as CIO from 2011 to 2017, has become Chairman of Equistone’s Supervisory Board.
ALIGNMENT OF INTEREST
Most of the executives of Equistone are partners in the business and therefore as business owners we have a high degree of empathy with the management teams whom we are seeking to support in our investments. Additionally, the executives invest their own money into vehicles that invest into and alongside the funds and which entitle them to receive a carried interest in the profits generated by each fund. This closely aligns the economic interests of the executives with the investors.
PORTFOLIO COMPANY COMPLIANCE WITH THE WALKER REPORT
We recognise the need for transparency in our investment activity and each of our portfolio companies and portfolio exits can be found on this website. In addition, further comment on the investments and exits in a specific year are included in each of our Annual Reviews.