Teachers' opening of the London office in 2007, its first outside Canada, demonstrated the plan's global outlook and commitment to being a diversified international investor.
Our Mayfair location provides a base for accessing opportunities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, where Teachers' had investments totaling nearly $18 billion at the end of 2012. The Teachers' Private Capital team in London has a particular interest in the U.K., Benelux and Nordic Europe.
We are always ready to discuss opportunities with growing companies and investment funds. As a direct investor, we offer flexible, long-term capital and more.
Jo Taylor joined Teachers' in 2012 as head of TPC's London office, and is Teachers' senior representative for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He leads the team responsible for sourcing, negotiating and executing investments in these regions.
Jo has extensive experience in the investment industry, including more than 20 years with 3i Group Plc, an international private equity and infrastructure investor, where he was the Head of Venture, Member of Group Management and Investment Committees, and CEO of US Investment Subsidiaries. He is a non-executive Director at Acorn Care and Education, Helly Hansen, ISS and Kainos Software Limited.
Jo holds an MBA from Manchester Business School and a BA (Honours) from London University.
Lori Hall-Kimm joined Teachers' in 2005 and has 10 years of combined experience in investment banking and private equity. Lori helped to establish Teachers' London office in 2007 and oversees Teachers' private equity fund and co-investing activities in EMEA. She has been involved in several international transactions, including negotiating and executing new fund commitments, and equity and mezzanine direct investments. Recent deals include Kabel Deutschland, Alexander Forbes, Alliance Boots, and Convatec. Lori sits on the board of Alexander Forbes, and also serves on the advisory board of a number of Teachers' U.K., European and African private equity fund investments.
Before joining Teachers', Lori worked in the consumer-retail investment banking group of Goldman Sachs & Co. Previously, she held positions with TD Securities and OMERS. Lori received a BBA (Honours) from the Schulich School of Business at York University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Iain joined Teachers in 2014 and is responsible for making direct equity investments for Teachers' Private Capital team in London.
Iain has been a private equity investor for over 18 years. Prior to joining Teachers', he spent 16 years at Duke Street, a UK mid-market private equity fund. He was a partner at the fund for 11 years and also a member of its Investment Committee. While at Duke Street, Iain focused primarily on the UK business and financial services sectors. Prior to Duke Street, he worked for Price Waterhouse and Gresham Private Equity.
Iain holds a MA (Honours) degree from Oxford University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant while at Price Waterhouse.
- Senior Principal
Jean-Charles Douin joined the London office for Teachers' Private Capital in 2008. He was involved in the buyout of Acorn Care & Education and serves on its board. He also sits on the board of Alexander Forbes.
Previously, Jean-Charles worked at CapVest Ltd., a mid-cap private equity fund based in London that is active in the consumer and healthcare space, and UBS Investment Bank, where he focused on the consumer and retail sectors. Jean-Charles earned a master's degree from HEC in Paris.
Marvin Teubner joined Teachers' Private Capital in 2011. Before joining Teachers', Marvin worked at Rhone Capital, a mid market private equity fund, and Warburg Pincus, where he focused on the business service industry. Previously, he held positions at Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank, where he covered the financial institutions sector. Marvin holds a BA in Economics and Operations Research from Columbia University.
- Investment Associate
Cleo Cheung joined Teachers' Private Capital in 2011. Previously, she worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at CIBC World Markets. Cleo earned a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Queen's University.
- Investment Associate
Abhijeet Gupta joined Teachers' Private Capital in 2011. He previously worked in the consumer investment banking group at Citigroup (London) and the M&A group at BMO Capital Markets (Toronto).
Abhijeet holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (with distinction) from the Schulich School of Business at York University.
- Investment Associate
Maikel Wieland joined Teachers' Private Capital in 2012 from Merrill Lynch's European Mergers & Acquisitions group, where he focused on the Benelux market. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Maikel worked at Credit Suisse.
Maikel holds an MSc. in Financial Economics (cum laude) from Erasmus University, for which he completed part of his coursework at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.