Apposite Capital: John Morley, Christian Schenk, Sahil Shah and Lauren Edison

Healthcare specialist private equity investor Apposite Capital has announced three appointments and a promotion.

John Morley has been appointed as talent and human capital director, a newly created role designed to further expand the company’s talent pool and progress its diversity and inclusion programmes. He will also support the growth of Apposite’s portfolio companies on a range of topics, from employee retention and recruitment, to employer branding.

Morley is a specialist healthcare recruiter having spent time in executive search before moving in-house. He was global head of talent acquisition for ConvaTec, Vertex and Astra Zeneca, before setting up his own company, JDM Talent.

Christian Schenk has been appointed as investment manager involved in all aspects of deal investing in the UK and continental Europe. A German native speaker, Schenk will aid Apposite’s deal sourcing capabilities in continental European markets, especially in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, as well as executing and managing investments.

Schenk previously spent more than six years at global management consulting firm L.E.K. Consulting. As an engagement manager in the London Life Sciences practice, he focused on corporate strategy and M&A activities for financial investors and corporate clients. Before that, he spent over two years at Eli Lilly as medical sales representative.

Christian Schenk, Apposite Capital
Christian Schenk

Sahil Shah has been appointed as investment executive and will be involved in all aspects of deal investing in the UK and Europe. Shah was previously an associate at Cantor Fitzgerald Europe within its healthcare investment banking team, and before that worked at KPMG Corporate Finance where he focused on M&A transactions in the healthcare sector. Shah is a chartered accountant.

Sahil Shah, Apposite Capital
Sahil Shah

Lauren Edison has been promoted to investment manager. Edison joined Apposite Capital in 2018 and was an observer of MC Care Board (also known as MiHomecare and Complete Care) which exited recently. She is currently an observer of the board of digital health company Mirada Medical, and a member of the deal team responsible for sourcing and executing investments across Europe.

Lauren Edison, Apposite Capital
Lauren Edison

Apposite Capital’s managing partner Sam Gray said: “As investors focused on small growth buyout opportunities in the healthcare sector, a critical part of our value creation lies in our backing and building the management capabilities that allow smaller businesses to scale rapidly and deliver on their growth plans. John’s expertise will be valuable as we seek to further strengthen our talent programme.”

“I am also very pleased to welcome Christian and Sahil to the investment team at a time where we are engaged with a record number of exciting opportunities in the UK and in Europe. Finally, I would particularly like to thank Lauren for her hard work over the last three years and her valuable contribution to Apposite’s current and upcoming new investments.”

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