John Burgess has had a long and distinguished career as a private equity investor, during which he was a non-executive Director of a number of UK and European-based businesses, both large and small. He is currently Chairman of the External Investment Committee of Partners Capital, a wealth management firm, and a Non-Executive Director of C&C Group, which owns the Magners and Gaymers cider brands and Tennent’s beer.
He was a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of BC Partners until he retired in 2005. BC Partners is a leading European private equity firm that has played a major role in the development of the large buy-out market in Europe over the last 25 years. Since its formation in 1986, BC Partners has invested through the acquisition and development of over 70 companies with a total enterprise value of €65bn. Prior to BC Partners, John developed his private equity experience with Candover Investments and F&C Ventures, following eight years with the Boston Consulting Group in Paris and London. He holds an MA in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from the INSEAD Business School.