U.K. Trade Secretary Works to Reassure PEs on Brexit

(Bloomberg) -- U.K. Trade Secretary Liam Fox met with dealmakers at top private equity firms this week to discuss the government’s progress on reaching a Brexit deal and the effect leaving the European Union will have on trade.

Firms including CVC Capital Partners, Apollo Global Management LLC and KKR & Co. attended the roundtable at No. 10 Downing Street on Tuesday, the government said in a statement.

“Attendees stressed the importance of certainty of process and outcome to ensuring continued investment in to the U.K. on new and existing projects,” the statement read.

Attendees included:

  • Tim Franks, head of U.K. and Ireland at KKR
  • James Brocklebank, co-head of Europe at Advent International
  • Nikos Stathopoulos, partner at BC Partners
  • Andrew Sillitoe, co-CEO of Apax Partners LLP
  • Rob Lucas, managing partner at CVC
  • Rob Seminara, senior partner and head of Europe at Apollo
  • Daniel Zilberman, head of Europe at Warburg Pincus LLC
  • William Jackson, managing partner at Bridgepoint
  • Steven Batchelor, partner and chief operating officer at HgCapital
  • Stephen Robertson, founding partner at TDR Capital
  • Lionel Giacomotto, managing partner at Charterhouse Capital Partners
  • Stuart McAlpine, managing partner at Cinven
  • Gregor Boehm, co-head of Carlyle Group LP’s Europe buyout group
  • Christian Rochat, partner at Clayton Dubilier & Rice

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