Acanthus recruits

Private placement agent Acanthus Advisers has strengthened its team with the appointment of Ian Burgess. He has been working with Acanthus as a consultant on fund placement and corporate advisory assignments for the past year. He will continue to use his analytical expertise to focus on research, analysis and due diligence.

Prior to his involvement with Acanthus, Burgess gained 11 years’ experience as an equities research analyst with BZW Securities and then with CSFB. His experience includes significant involvement with private equity exits as lead analyst and involvement in company valuation work.

Burgess is a former member of the financial reporting committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.