John Connolly has joined Aberdeen Murray Johnstone Private Equity as a senior investment manager in the firm’s Birmingham office.
He previously worked for law firm Wragge & Co where he was a senior associate within the private equity team specialising in advising private equity firms and their portfolio companies. In the 12 months to May 2004, Connolly advised 3i on its £90m refinancing of LDV vans and its £27.5m investment in Total Home Entertainment. He advised Barclays Private Equity on its €30m MBO of Fosbel as well as advising AMJPE on its investment in Mining Communications and its recent sale of Conveco to the Co-operative Group. During his time at Wragge, Connolly spent seven months on secondment at AMJPE assisting on the investment in TMI Foods in January 2003.
Connolly trained as a lawyer at Weightmans in Liverpool. Upon qualification in 1995 he joined Eversheds’ Manchester office where he worked for several years in the corporate department before joining Wragge & Co in February 2000.