Sovereign Capital, the independent UK lower mid-market private equity investor, has created Sovereign Capital Partners LLP, which will henceforth manage the funds previously managed by Sovereign Capital Limited.
The majority shareholding of Sovereign Capital Partners LLP is held by the executive management team: Peter Brooks (managing partner), Andrew Hayden, Ryan Robson and Michael Needley (finance partner). John Nash continues in his role of non-executive chairman. The move to an LLP represents the final phase in Sovereign’s succession planning of the last four years.
Sovereign has also made a new appointment. Jose Rodriguez will be working with the investment team in helping to manage and administer the portfolio companies.
Rodriguez has several years of experience in financial services and completed his MBA from London Business School in summer 2004. During his studies he completed a number of projects for UK private equity firms which included reviewing management practice in several mid-market portfolio companies.
Before his MBA, he supervised M&A transactions on behalf of the Banking and Securities Commission in Mexico, and carried out inspections of financial institutions in the UK and the USA. He also has a BA in Economics from Monterrey Institute of Technology.