Stanley Capital Partners announces new Partner / Chief Growth Officer

May 15, 2023, London — Stanley Capital Partners (“Stanley” / “SCP”), is pleased to announce the appointment of Amber Hilkene as Partner and Chief Growth Officer to further bolster its dedicated and highly talented senior team of sector specialists with effect from 15th May 2023.

SCP is a fast-growing European-focused mid-market private equity firm with proven expertise in finding and building value locked up in the growth businesses of tomorrow in Healthcare and Resource Efficiency using Technology as an enabler.

Amber was a Partner and Head of Investor Relations at AnaCap Financial Partners leading all fundraising and communication activities, having initially joined the business in 2006, and brings a wealth of operational excellence to Stanley. Amber has delivered a formidable track record to date with over 20 years in the private equity sector and with a keen strategic focus on the application of technology-enabled models and data driven investment approaches. 

Prior to her time with AnaCap, Amber was responsible for European business development at The Gores Group, a US private equity firm. She began her career with Gores in 1999 and opened the group's first European office in London in 2004. During her tenure, she sourced and identified several key acquisitions for the firm.

Amber’s track record in the field of fundraising has seen her raise more than $5b of capital across private equity, credit, co-invest and secondaries.

Amber has also served as a Director and member of Conflicts and Risk Committees. In addition to taking part in diversity and inclusion (“D&I”) programmes, she has personally mentored and sponsored the talent development journey for several candidates.

This appointment follows the recent announcement of Stanley's annual promotions of three outstanding individuals in its investment team. Read this news in full here.

Stanley also recently announced the launch of SCP Digital platform, its market leading, intelligent automation and Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) technology consultancy, following further significant investment by the General Partner. Seeded with its original S-Labs platform, SCP Digital operates independently from SCP but provides services to both SCP portfolio and non-SCP companies.

Simon Cottle, Founding Partner at Stanley Capital Partners, commented:

“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Amber to the Stanley leadership team in what is a pivotal appointment for us. Amber’s highly impressive track record in fundraising, investor relations and communications gives us great confidence as we prepare for the further institutionalisation of our business. It has already been an exciting and very busy 2023 for Stanley and we look forward to delivering on funding an existing, strong $5bn pipeline of potential deal activity.”

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Stanley Capital

Stanley Capital Partners LLP is a fast-growing European-focused mid-market private equity firm with proven expertise in finding and building value locked up in the growth businesses of tomorrow. The firm brings enhanced efficiency through proprietary research and technology to identify investment opportunities that help deliver lasting transformation in Healthcare, Resource Efficiency and Technology businesses with enterprise values of $250m-2.5bn.

Founded in 2019 by Simon Cottle, James Brooks and Patrick Hargutt, SCP partners with management teams to create value through M&A, operational change, and technology enablement. Including SCP Digital, SCP has a 100+-strong team of professionals, with assets under management of $525m today.