Warwick Capital Partners Expands Into The U.S. And Appoints Two New Partners
Warwick Capital Partners, a special situations investment firm, has expanded its presence in the U.S., opening two offices and appointing two partners to drive its growth.
Headquartered in London, Warwick Capital Partners has $2.5bn assets under management deployed in the firm’s closed-end flagship funds predominately focused on European special situations, and specialist funds investing in thematic opportunities across the U.S. and Europe. As Warwick expands its investment activity in the U.S., the firm has opened offices in Stamford, Connecticut and Houston, Texas.
As part of its growth plans, Warwick Capital Partners has appointed Leland Hart and Andrew Welty, who will be jointly responsible for overseeing investing and business activities in the U.S., working closely with Founding Partners Alfredo Mattera and Ian Burgess.
Leland Hart joins from Alcentra, where he was Co-Chief Investment Officer, sitting on a number of the firm’s high profile Investment Committees. Prior to this, Leland was a Managing Director at BlackRock, heading the firm’s U.S. loan and CLO businesses. He also founded and was Co-Head of BlackRock’s global infrastructure debt group, and previously held roles at Lehman Brothers and Bank of America.
Andrew Welty has worked as a consultant to Warwick Capital Partners for 10 years, supporting its investment activity and business development. In particular, Andrew played a key role in building the firm’s energy and energy transition businesses, including the formation of Warwick Carbon Solutions. Prior, Andrew had worked with Warwick’s co-founders in a senior portfolio management role, and previously held roles at Nomura, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, BNP Paribas, and WR Huff Asset Management.
Alfredo Mattera, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Warwick Capital Partners, said: “The U.S. market presents a wide range of opportunities for us. Bringing Leland and Andrew on board will help us to solidify our presence, as they both bring exceptional experience and a wide network which will be integral to identifying and securing opportunities. Andrew has a longstanding relationship with our firm and has been an essential part of its success to date, and the addition of Leland’s extensive investment and management experience, most recently as co-CIO of a firm with over $35 billion in AUM, speaks for itself and puts us in a great position to make inroads in the U.S. market.”
Leland Hart, Partner at Warwick Capital Partners, said: “Opening two new offices and having a dedicated on-the-ground team to drive further growth in the U.S. market will be a real step change for Warwick. Joining the firm at such an important phase in its expansion is an exciting prospect for me, and our team will be laser focused on ramping up investment activity in the U.S. to continue to drive value for our investors.”
Andrew Welty, Partner at Warwick Capital Partners, said: “After having worked with Warwick Capital Partners for a number of years, spearheading its growing U.S. operations with Leland is an exciting opportunity for me. With our specific expertise in driving the energy transition and our collective experience across the investment ecosystem, the team is excited to focus on this increasingly significant sector as we deploy capital from our specialist funds in the U.S. market.”
About Warwick Capital Partners Group
Warwick Capital Partners is a special situations firm that brings creative solutions to complex situations. Founded in 2010 and headquartered in London, the firm manages approximately $2.5 billion on behalf of global investors. Warwick’s Funds seek outsized risk adjusted returns by providing capital to catalyse positive change and build long-lasting businesses. For more information, please visit www.warwickcap.com