Dec 14 2015

AnaCap promotes Michael Edwards and Amber Hilkene to Partner

AnaCap Financial Partners LLP (“AnaCap”), the specialist European financial services private equity firm, has promoted Michael Edwards and Amber Hilkene, to Partner in their roles as Chief Operating Officer and Head of Investor Relations and Communications, respectively.

Amber joined AnaCap in 2006 as the fifth member shortly before the final closing of its €300m maiden fund and drives the firm’s investor relations, fundraising and public relations activities. She has led the development of relationships with global institutional investors, building AnaCap’s assets under management to €2.9 billion including blind pools and co-invest.

Amber commented: “I am delighted to have received the promotion to Partner at AnaCap. It has been a remarkable journey to see and be a part of the evolution of the firm and its growing track record as an expert in financial services. I look forward to seeing what the next decade brings.”

Mike joined AnaCap in 2007 and is a qualified accountant with over 20 years of experience in the financial services sector including retail banking, credit insurance, asset management, venture capital and private equity. At AnaCap he is responsible for overseeing and managing the entire operations and investment process.

Mike commented: “Being promoted to Partner is the culmination of nine years of effort and hard work to ensure that AnaCap delivers on its commitments to its investors, staff and counterparties while meeting the ever-changing demands of the industry with solutions and success. I am obviously delighted by this promotion and its recognition of my contribution to helping build AnaCap.”

Joe Giannamore, Co-Managing Partner at AnaCap, commented: “As we continue to grow as a firm, it’s fantastic to bring into the partnership two individuals who have been so dedicated to the firm for so long. Mike and Amber have been with AnaCap almost since inception and have consistently exceeded expectations, playing an instrumental role in our development and growth into a leading specialist financial services investor. Expanding the partnership gives us a broader base to develop the business in a robust manner. We all look forward to working closely with them in the next chapter of our development.”