Next Wave expands team

Next Wave Partners LLP which manages the Next Wave Funds has recruited two investment professionals, Peter Wood and Nainish Bapna.

Peter joins Next Wave from PricewaterhouseCoopers Strategy Group where was consulting to mid-market PE firms such as Apax Partners, Doughty Hanson and Bridgepoint on their investment strategy and providing commercial advice on transactions. Peter’s experience spans more than 25 commercial due diligence and corporate strategy projects. At Next Wave, Peter will be responsible for investment appraisal and in-house commercial due diligence.

Nainish joins Next Wave from the Fund’s portfolio company ITI Energy which he joined in turn from Strand Partners, the corporate finance boutique, in April 2007. Nainish brings entrepreneurial and analytical expertise to the Next Wave team, drawing upon 5 years equity research at UBS Warburg and Nomura, followed by one year as Director of Operations at NCorp and then four years as Founder and Managing Director of the Pharmacy Channel which became the world’s largest in-pharmacy digital media network. Nainish will focus on portfolio management.

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