Elizabeth Burgess joins Bridges US as Partner and Head of US Sustainable Growth Funds.

We are delighted to announce that Elizabeth Burgess has joined Bridges’ US team as Partner and Head of US Sustainable Growth Funds.

Elizabeth is a highly-regarded private equity investor and leader with over 25 years’ experience in the lower middle-market. She has a strong track record of leading transactions and delivering above-market returns to investors, while also building outstanding teams and excellent intermediary relationships. Most recently she was the co-founder and Senior Partner of Altus Capital Partners, a specialist lower middle-market investor focused on investing in North American industrial growth businesses. She previously worked at Bank of America, GE Capital and Chase Manhattan, where she specialized in middle-market lending.

Elizabeth says: “I’ve spent my entire career working with high-potential businesses in the lower middle-market, helping them to grow. What excites me about Bridges is being able to use this experience to help companies that are tackling some of our biggest social and environmental challenges. I firmly believe that these companies have a compelling growth opportunity – and by helping them to realise this potential, we will also be able to amplify their impact. We’re seeing more and more entrepreneurs and management teams who share this vision; and given the great team Bridges has built in the U.S., and the specialist sector knowledge it has accumulated both here and in the U.K., we are well positioned to help them grow and achieve their ambitions.”

We are confident that Elizabeth’s excellent leadership skills and extensive middle-market experience will make her a very valuable addition to the existing team and we are looking forward to working alongside her to build out the Sustainable Growth Funds brand in the U.S.