Sovereign expansion

UK-based private equity buy & build firm Sovereign Capital has appointed Jon Edington as assistant director to its portfolio development team.

Edington joins Sovereign from 3i where he spent seven years managing a number of investments across their lifecycles, from deal origination to exit. Prior to 3i, the assistant director worked at Deloitte Consulting in London, having gained seven years manufacturing and industrial experience in the US and Japan.

Within Sovereign, he will be responsible for supporting Sovereign’s ongoing buy & build strategy, working with management teams to identify and secure bolt-on opportunities and follow-on rounds of finance where appropriate.

Edington is the forth appointment to the investment team this year, following the recruitment of Sarah Pratt in August and Tom Matthews and Taha Hasan in July.