Advents beefs up London team

Global private equity firm Advent International has expanded its London-based investment team with the appointment of five executives.

Ronald Ayles joins the industrials team as a principal from 3i, where he spent four years in London and Frankfurt, focusing on the chemicals and materials sectors. Prior to 3i, he was employed by Degussa, the German specialty chemicals company, in a variety of roles including M&A director.

The other four positions are at associate level. James Brooks joins Advent’s communications and late stage technology team as an associate from the TMT sector team at UBS. Nick Rose is a new associate in the business and financial services team. He comes from Bain & Company’s private equity practice, where he worked on both pre and post-acquisition work, with a particular focus on business services.

Tom Allen joins Advent’s healthcare and life sciences and industrials teams, moving from KPMG’s private equity team, where he advised on public-to-private and cross-border buyouts.

Associate Andy Dawson joins Advent’s retail and media team from OC&C Strategy Consultants, where he focused on retail, consumer goods, media, leisure and technology sector assignments.