Eva Sarma joins Evergreen

We’re delighted to announce that Eva Sarma has joined Bridges Evergreen, our impact-driven long-term equity fund, as an Investment Director.

Eva previously spent 11 years at 3i, latterly as a Director in the UK private equity team. More recently she was Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary of Level 20, a not-for-profit organisation that champions gender diversity in the private equity industry. She has extensive experience as a Non-Executive Director: she currently holds board positions with Level 20 and The Place, the UK’s premier contemporary dance centre, while her previous board positions include Mayborn, owner of the global baby brand tommee tippee®.

Eva commented: “I’m delighted to be joining the Bridges Evergreen team. Having spent more than a decade in UK private equity, it was clear to me that Evergreen has developed a completely differentiated proposition that will be very attractive to impact-driven management teams looking for a supportive, values-aligned partner. I think that creates a huge opportunity for Evergreen, and I’m excited by the opportunity to be a part of that – while helping some of these great businesses to scale faster and have even more impact.

Tom Biddle, Head of Evergreen, added: “We’re very excited to be welcoming Eva to the Bridges Evergreen team. Evergreen is already delivering both powerful positive impact and very attractive financial returns to our investors. Hiring someone of Eva’s calibre is another significant step forward for the fund; her extensive experience of successful mid-market investing will help us raise our game further as we continue to build the UK’s leading impact-driven, long-term equity fund.”