Pantheon International announces John Burgess and John Singer to its Board as Non-Executive Directors

– UK, Liverpool – Pantheon International (PIP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr John Burgess and Mr John Singer as Non-Executive Directors of the Company with effect from the conclusion of the Company’s Annual General Meeting on 23 November 2016.

Mr Burgess has over 20 years’ experience within private equity, following 8 years with the Boston Consulting Group in Paris and London, where he became a Partner. Subsequently, he held senior roles with F&C Ventures Ltd and Candover Investments plc before co-founding BC Partners LLP (formerly Baring Capital Investors Ltd) in 1986 where he was a Managing Partner until 2005. While at BC Partners, he held directorships of a variety of companies across the UK and Continental Europe. Since 2005, he has remained actively involved in private equity as well as increasing his investment interests in the public markets. Mr Burgess is a Governor of The Royal Academy of Music and was until recently a Director of the Business Growth Fund Plc.

Mr Singer is an investment and financial services professional including over 30 years’ experience in private equity. Until 2015, Mr Singer spent over 20 years with Advent International plc where he was co-founder and member of the Global Executive Committee and, until 2012, Chairman of their European operations. He remained a Special Partner until 2015. Prior to that, he was Managing Director of Granville Europe plc, where he founded and managed one of the first pan-European private equity funds. In addition, he was Chairman of the European Venture Capital Association (EVCA) and chaired their annual symposia for several years. Mr Singer is involved with several organisations within the arts and education sectors; he is a Trustee of The National Gallery, London and Honorary Fellow, and on the Development Committee of Trinity College, Oxford.

Tom Bartlam, Chairman of PIP, said: “I am delighted that both John Burgess and John Singer have agreed to join the Board of PIP with effect from 23 November and I believe that the Company will benefit greatly from their wealth of knowledge and experience. Both have strong track records of investing in global private equity and understand first-hand the dynamics of managing such assets through multiple economic cycles. Their skills will be hugely complementary to the existing expertise on PIP’s Board and I would like to extend a warm welcome as they take up their directorships later in the month.”

About Pantheon International (PIP)

PIP is a London quoted investment trust, managed by Pantheon Ventures (UK) LLP, a leading global private equity fund investor, investing in both primary funds and secondary transactions, and from time to time capitalising further on its fund investment activities by acquiring direct holdings in unquoted companies, usually either where a vendor is seeking to sell a combined portfolio of fund interests and direct holdings or where there is a private equity manager, well known to Pantheon, investing on substantially the same terms. With investments in private equity funds, covering multiple private equity strategies ranging from investments in late stage buyouts to early stage venture, PIP enables individuals as well as institutions to gain access to a substantial portfolio of unquoted companies in the USA, the UK, Continental Europe and Asia, within funds managed by experienced private equity managers.

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