February 2024

Chiltern announces further team expansion

Chiltern is delighted to announce two new additions to the team as it continues to grow and develop the business with experienced hires to strengthen its portfolio operations.

In February, Chiltern welcomed Michael Coupland as a Portfolio Director. Previously, Michael was a principal deal lead at a lower mid-market private equity firm. Prior to which, he worked at Caird Capital, the specialist private equity portfolio management firm. Michael will spend his time supporting the talented management teams Chiltern works with to achieve their growth ambitions.

Michael Coupland adds: “Chiltern is well-known for building genuine investment partnerships with management teams through a relationship-led approach, which truly resonates with me. It is great to join at such an exciting time as the portfolio goes from strength to strength. I’m looking forward to working closely with management teams on their value creation journeys over the coming years.”

Jon Rawlings also joins as a Portfolio Director. He was previously an Investment Director at a mid-market private equity fund where he focused on supporting portfolio companies in delivering their growth strategies. Prior to that, Jon spent 15 years at KPMG undertaking a variety of senior operational and transactional roles.

Jon Rawlings comments: “I’m excited to be joining Chiltern on the back of a very successful year to support their ongoing, ambitious, growth plans. Having spent my career working with UK SMEs, I am looking forward to supporting the development of Chiltern’s current and future investee companies.”

Expanding the Chiltern team has been a priority on the back of another busy year. Tom Phipps, Partner, adds:

“We are delighted to have Mike and Jon join the Chiltern team. They both come with proven portfolio experience in our segment of the market. Strengthening our portfolio team has been a key priority following recent investments and as we gear up for another active period.”