Warwick Capital Partners, a special situations investment firm, has expanded its presence in the US opening two offices and appointing two partners to drive growth.
Headquartered in London, Warwick Capital Partners has $2.5 billion assets under management deployed in the firm’s closed-end flagship funds predominately focused on European special situations, and specialist funds investing in thematic opportunities across the US and Europe. As Warwick expands its investment activity in the US, the firm has opened offices in Stamford, Connecticut and Houston, Texas.
As part of its growth plans, Warwick Capital Partners has appointed Leland Hart and Andrew Welty, who will be jointly responsible for overseeing investing and business activities in the US, working closely with Founding Partners Alfredo Mattera and Ian Burgess.
Hart joins from Alcentra, where he was co-chief investment officer, sitting on a number of the firm’s high profile Investment Committees. Prior to this, Leland was a managing director at BlackRock, heading the firm’s US loan and CLO businesses. He also founded and was Co-Head of BlackRock’s global infrastructure debt group, and previously held roles at Lehman Brothers and Bank of America.
Welty has worked as a consultant to Warwick Capital Partners for 10 years, supporting its investment activity and business development. In particular, he played a key role in building the firm’s energy and energy transition businesses, including the formation of Warwick Carbon Solutions. Previously, Welty had worked with Warwick’s co-founders in a senior portfolio management role, and previously held roles at Nomura, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, BNP Paribas, and WR Huff Asset Management.