The Waterfall - Episode 4

7 December 2023

The Waterfall

Episode 4 – The art of dealmaking and building relationships in private equity

In the fourth episode of The Waterfall, Partner at Rockpool, Guy Ellis joins us for a discussion on succeeding in all aspects of private equity.

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Head of Taylor Wessing Ireland Adam Griffiths is joined by partner at Rockpool, Guy Ellis to discuss Rockpool’s unique approach to deal management, the skillset required to progress in the industry and modern entry paths to a career in private equity.

Topics covered include: 

  • how Guy’s management consulting background benefited him during his transition to work in private equity
  • Rockpool’s unique approach to working with management teams to create value
  • the importance of strong relationships and trust during a deal
  • diversifying the talent pool and overcoming barriers to entry into finance.
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Guest speaker

Guy Ellis

Guy is responsible for originating and executing new investments as well as advising the boards of Rockpool portfolio companies. Guy has worked across a number of sectors including consumer, technology, security, training and education, financial services and media.

Prior to joining Rockpool, Guy spent five years in private equity at Alcuin Capital Partners and Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking. Before his career in private equity, Guy was a management consultant at Deloitte.

Services and Groups Private equity

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