LONDON – 31 January 2017: BC Partners, a leading international private equity firm, has appointed Alex Ismail, former President and CEO of Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions (ACS), as a Managing Partner.
As a member of BC Partners’ senior investment team, Alex will be involved in all aspects of investment origination and portfolio management across Europe and the US, and will work closely with the firm’s integrated operations team. He will also sit on the firm’s Investment Committee, which is responsible for all investment decisions, and will be based at BC Partners’ New York office.
Alex spent nearly 20 years in various international leadership positions at Honeywell in Europe and the US. In his most recent role, Alex was an Executive Officer of Honeywell International and President and CEO of ACS, responsible for over $15bn of sales and over 65,000 employees globally. As CEO, Alex delivered record financial performance, built high-performing diverse teams, invested over $7bn as part of a successful acquisition-based expansion strategy, and drove numerous value-accretive operational improvements. Alex has a proven track record achieving sustained growth leading portfolio companies across multiple industries and end markets. He served as President and CEO of Honeywell Transportation Systems and initially worked at AlliedSignal Aerospace before its acquisition by Honeywell.
Alex is a native French speaker, with fluency in English and he speaks professional Spanish.
Raymond Svider, a Managing Partner and co-Chairman at BC Partners, commented: "We are delighted to have attracted a seasoned senior industry executive of Alex’s calibre to our Firm. His extensive international industry network, investment experience, strategic thinking, and proven managerial and operational skills mean he is ideally suited to deliver real value for our investors, portfolio companies and the firm itself."
Alex Ismail, a Managing Partner at BC Partners, commented: "I am excited to join such a prestigious and successful international investment firm as BC Partners. When I first met with the team I was immediately impressed by their entrepreneurial culture and their operationally-focused investing philosophy. I am thrilled to join such a talented team and I look forward to bringing my experience to identify new investment opportunities, deploy capital and drive the growth of our portfolio companies."
BC Partners is a leading international private equity firm with over €13 billion of assets under management. Established in 1986, BC Partners has played an active role in developing the European buy-out market for nearly three decades. BC Partners executives operate as an integrated team through the firm’s offices in Europe and North America, acquiring and developing businesses to create value in partnership with management. Since inception, BC Partners has completed 93 investments in companies with a total enterprise value of €115 billion and is currently investing its ninth fund with total commitments of €6.7 billion.
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