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Maximilian Bleyleben is promoted to Partner at Kennet Partners


London - Kennet Partners Ltd (“Kennet”), a leading technology growth investor, announced today that it has promoted Maximilian Bleyleben to Partner. In his new role, Max will continue to originate and manage growth equity investments and buyouts in the software, IT services and digital media markets across Europe.

Max has been a Director with Kennet since 2000. During this time he has been closely involved as a director or board observer with a number of Kennet portfolio companies, including Aspective, TradingPartners, Adviva Media and FRS Global. At Kennet he has been instrumental in developing the firm’s growth equity investment strategy and in sourcing technology buyouts.

He is also known for his blog on the European technology investing scene: http://maxbley.typepad.com

Prior to joining Kennet, Max was a Vice President at Broadview International, an M&A advisory boutique. Earlier, he ran projects in emerging markets for an international media company. Max holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BA degree from Bard College, New York.

Michael Elias, Managing Director at Kennet Partners said: “We are delighted to welcome Max as a new Partner. During the past seven years, Max has contributed significantly to the development of our firm, and our portfolio companies have benefited from his experience and broad technology expertise. Max’s promotion also underlines our desire to expand our business and to further strengthen Kennet’s position as a growth equity investor in the IT services and software industry.”

Max said: “I am delighted to join the partnership of Michael Elias, David Carratt and Javier Rojas. They are one of the most experienced transatlantic investment teams in the technology market, with a truly differentiated growth equity investment strategy. I look forward to working with them to build Kennet’s position in both Europe and the US.”

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For further information please contact:

Shona Prendergast
Penrose Financial
+44 (0) 20 7786 4848
shonap@penrose.co.uk

Kay Larsen
Penrose Financial
+44 (0) 20 7786 4858
kaylarsen@penrose.co.uk

Notes to Editors:

Kennet Partners Ltd
Kennet Partners is a leading international private equity firm that invests in growth companies providing information technology products and business services that leverage technology. Kennet provides expansion capital to businesses that want to accelerate growth and build exceptional shareholder value in partnership with an experienced investor. Kennet Partners acts as an advisor to Kennet I, a Jersey-based fund and to Kennet II and Kennet III, both Guernsey-based funds. Kennet Partners is authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.
For more information: www.kennet.com


Publisher Contact Information:

Penrose Financial
+44 (0) 20 7786 4848
shonap@penrose.co.uk

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