Nick Evans


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Nick Evans, 46, joined Active Private Equity Advisory LLP as a Partner in 2007. Nick graduated from Cambridge University in 1989 with BA Honours in Economics. From 1989 to 1994 he worked for Bain and Company in London, Hong Kong, San Francisco and Paris. He was a founding member of the Bain Hong Kong operations. In 1995 Nick graduated from INSEAD, with an MBA. From 1997 to 2003 Nick was the UK Managing Partner for Mitiska NV, a Belgian public quoted company making direct investments in retail and consumer businesses, where he lead the investments in Brantano UK, AS Adventure and Cotswold Outdoor Ltd. Nick was also a Partner at Net Fund Europe, a £70m private equity fund established by Mitiska. Between 2003 and 2006 Nick was the CEO at MW Group Ltd in London (a group consisting of Mappin & Webb, Watches of Switzerland and TM Sutton) which he successfully returned to profitability and sold. In 2008 Nick sourced and led the purchase of a majority stake in FW Evans Cycles Ltd where he is Chairman. He is Chairman at Leon Restaurants Ltd and Rapha Racing Ltd where he has been an investor since 2006. He is Non-Executive Director at Finisterre.


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