Richard Babington

Richard Babington

Partner

Richard joined Mobeus as an Investment Director in 2014 and was made a Partner in the firm the following year. He sits on the investment committee of Mobeus’s buyout fund and is a veteran of more than a dozen UK buyouts. Having worked in industry for five years before making the switch to private equity, Richard has hands-on, practical experience of what it takes to grow and develop the companies he invests in. Richard represents us directly on the board of several businesses, including Cooper Coated Coil, Kinneir Dufort and Master Removers Group.

Key sector experience

Manufacturing, business services

Geographic focus

Works across the UK with a particular focus on the South West of England.

He used to work at

NBGI Private Equity, as an Investment Director
Elementis plc, as a Corporate Finance Manager
Ascot plc, as a Corporate Finance Analyst

Education and achievements

MA, Mathematics, University of Oxford

“I first worked with Richard over 10 years ago when I was brought in as Chairman to lead a turnaround of an underperforming manufacturing investment. It was a demanding, stimulating and ultimately rewarding experience as we exited three years later at a money multiple in excess of 6 times. Richard was straightforward to deal with and his observations and conclusions were always backed up by the appropriate intellectual rigour. Given this history, when a suitable opportunity arose again in the manufacturing space with Mobeus, I was delighted to renew our relationship”.

Nick Ward, Executive Chairman, Cooper Coated Coil

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