Meet UKBAA’s Angel Group of the Year
Since starting its Angel Group in 2008, Par Equity has gone from strength to strength and this year made some noise at the UKBAA Angel Investment Awards winning both the Angel of the Year and Exit of the Year awards, as well as portfolio company Current Health, winning Scale-Up Team of the Year.
We are joined by Andrew Noble, Partner at Par Equity who will talk to us about what makes them tick – from seeing their investments all the way through from first check to exit, to the dynamic between the Angel Group and its discretionary managed funds. Andrew will also tell us about some of Par’s recent, exciting exits and share his thoughts on the investment landscape in the North.
Partner, Par Equity
Andrew is part of Par’s investment team and a member of the Investment Committee. Andrew focuses much of his time on the distribution of Par’s discretionary managed funds, as well as taking an active role in Par’s operations and technology infrastructure. Andrew is also a sponsor partner to several Par portfolio companies.
Andrew is a former management consultant with McKinsey & Co, specialising in sales optimisation for FTSE 100 clients, before rejoining Par Equity in May 2019. Andrew has broad experience across the early stage venture capital and private equity markets having personally invested in more than 30 innovative, high growth companies over the last 10 years as well as founding Transition Capital – a management buy-in vehicle focused on Scotland – in 2017, where he was managing director, leading the deal sourcing, due diligence, and fundraising efforts. Andrew is a former athlete, having competed for TeamGB in Alpine Skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics, and holds an MBA from INSEAD Business School.