LONDON, U.K.--General Atlantic LLC ("GA"), a leading global growth equity firm, today announced that Andrew Given, former partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), has joined GA as a Senior Vice President. In this role, Mr. Given will provide financial expertise to the firm and its portfolio companies as part of its global Resources Group, with specific focus on GA's investments in Europe.
GA's Resources Group consists of several experienced executives who provide functional expertise to the firm's investment teams and portfolio companies in a number of areas including technology, finance, operations, global delivery and human capital. GA's investment strategy is characterized by its active value-added approach to building growth companies in partnership with management.
John Bernstein, managing director and head of General Atlantic in Europe, said, "We have known Andrew for many years and are very excited that he has joined the GA team. He brings extensive financial expertise and regional knowledge that will help us as we continue to assess new investments and work with our portfolio companies to accelerate their growth."
Prior to joining General Atlantic, Mr. Given was a partner with PwC in their Transaction Services Group in London. He was responsible for coordinating and delivering deal advisory services to a number of major private equity investors, including General Atlantic. He also led PwC's Telecoms, Media and Technology industry group and completed two-year secondments to New York and Zurich. He has an MA in Engineering from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University.
Mr. Given added, "GA is known for its focus on growth companies and its ability to add value to its investments across a number of strategic and functional areas. I look forward to joining both GA's European team and the global network the firm has assembled to drive growth at its global portfolio companies and connect with the most compelling new business opportunities around the world."
Founded in 1980, GA has been an active investor in Europe for nearly two decades. Recent investments in the European region include Studio Moderna (Switzerland), the leading multi-channel e-commerce and direct to consumer retailer in Central & Eastern Europe; Kaspersky Lab (Russia), a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions; and Privalia (Spain), a leading European and Latin American online fashion retailer. With a target investment size of $50 million to $500 million, GA manages approximately $17 billion in capital and invests between $1 billion and $2 billion per year in growth opportunities globally.
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GENERAL ATLANTIC is a leading global growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support for growth companies. GA combines a collaborative global approach, sector specific expertise, long-term investment horizon and a deep understanding of growth drivers to partner with great management and build exceptional businesses worldwide. Established in 1980, GA manages approximately $17 billion in capital and has more than 75 investment professionals based in Greenwich, New York, Palo Alto, London, Düsseldorf, Hong Kong, Beijing, Mumbai and São Paulo. For further information and a listing of GA's public and private portfolio companies, see www.generalatlantic.com.
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