Phil Goodwin is an experienced private equity and real estate investor and manager, with more than thirty years track record in European and African markets. His career embraces mid-market buy-outs, growth capital, early stage ventures, commercial real estate development and founding and building his own business, and includes both failures and a number of notable successes.
His early career was spent at 3i, and in 1995 he moved to HSBC Private Equity, afterwards co-leading the management buy-out in 2002, when HSBC Private Equity became Montagu Private Equity. Montagu is a mid-market private equity manager, typically investing in transaction sizes of GBP£50m to GBP£250m. Montagu had funds and investments under management exceeding GBP£3 billion in 2005, and consistently delivered +30% IRRs over a ten-year period.
In 2006, Phil co-founded Fusion Capital, which has become one of East Africa’s leading real estate developers and fund managers. He remains as Chairman and the largest shareholder of Fusion.
Phil has also served in an advisory capacity with a number of Private Equity businesses, including Vespa Capital and Waterland PE, and as a trustee of children’s charity Kibera Kids. He is married, has six children and has homes in Manchester, England and Nairobi, Kenya.