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.

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London Team

Jo Taylor

Jo Taylor

  • Managing Director, Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA), London Office

Jo Taylor is the Managing Director of Teachers' London office, and has the oversight responsibility for managing the full cycle of opportunity origination, analysis, value creation and execution of investment activities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa on behalf of Teachers'.  He also heads all aspects of the organization's advisory relationships and provides strategic leadership within this region.

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 member of Teachers' Investment Committee, TPC's Investment Committee, Investment Division Investment Committee and is an active member of all asset-class committees operating in the region.  Jo is also a non-executive Director at ISS, Helly Hansen, and Burton's Biscuits.

Jo holds an MBA from Manchester Business School and a BA (Honours) from London University.

Jean-Charles Douin

Jean-Charles Douin

  • Director (London)

Jean-Charles Douin joined the London office for Teachers' Private Capital in 2008. He has been involved in the buyouts of Acorn Care & Education, Busy Bees, Burton's Biscuits and Helly Hansen and the investment in ISS. Jean-Charles serves on the board of Acorn Care & Education, Busy Bees and Helly Hansen.

Previously, Jean-Charles worked at CapVest, a pan-European mid-cap private equity fund active in the food, consumer goods and healthcare sectors, and UBS Investment Bank, where he focused on M&A deals in the consumer and retail sectors.

Jean-Charles earned a master's degree and diploma from Ecoles des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC), in Paris.

Lori Hall-Kimm

Lori Hall-Kimm

  • Director (London)

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 Kennedy

Iain Kennedy

  • Director (London)

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 an MA from Oxford University and is a Chartered Accountant.

Marvin Teubner

Marvin Teubner

  • Senior Principal (London)

Marvin Teubner joined the London office of Teachers' Private Capital in 2011 and has over 10 years of private equity experience. He has worked on a number of transactions and was recently involved in the buyouts of Bridon and Burton's Biscuits, and the investment in Lowell. Marvin serves on the boards of Burton's Biscuits, Lowell and Gruppo Coin.

Prior to 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 and was named one of the 40 under 40 Rising Stars of Private Equity in EMEA in 2013 by Financial News.

Cleo Cheung

Cleo Cheung

  • Senior Investment Associate (London)

Cleo Cheung joined Teachers' Private Capital in 2011. She has been involved in a number of transactions, including: the acquisition of Burton's Biscuits, Flexera Software, Blue Coat Systems, Canbriam Energy, Hawkwood Energy , and the sale of Sonicwall to Dell, Inc. Previously, she worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at CIBC World Markets. Cleo earned a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Queen's University.

Abhijeet Gupta

Abhijeet Gupta

  • Senior Investment Associate (London)

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.

Swee Hong Yap

Swee Hong Yap

  • Investment Associate (London)

Swee Hong joined Teachers' Private Capital in 2014. He previously worked in the private equity funds and co-investments team at Allstate Investments. Prior to that, Swee Hong worked at Credit Suisse and Dresdner Kleinwort.

Swee Hong holds a BSc in Actuarial Science from the London School of Economics and is a CFA charterholder.

Maikel Wieland

Maikel Wieland

  • Investment Associate (London)

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.

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