Artemis Announces Investment Team Promotion
Boston, February 4, 2019 – Artemis Capital Partners (“Artemis”), an industrial technology-focused private equity firm, is pleased to announce the promotions of James Ward to Managing Director and Olly Forrer to Associate.
“We are very proud of the team we have built at Artemis and these well-deserved promotions reflect our continued commitment to the growth and development of our people,” said Peter A. Hunter, Founder and Managing Partner of Artemis. “We are thrilled to appoint James as a Partner of the firm. From day one James’ vision, leadership and dedication has contributed immeasurably to the success of our investment platform and our portfolio companies. I’m excited to continue to work with James and together lead the firm towards our shared vision of being the best industrial technology investors in the lower middle market.”
Mr. Hunter continued “Olly quickly established himself as a respected teammate and made an immediate impact on the productivity and results of our team upon joining the firm. We look forward to his continued growth here at Artemis.”
James Ward joined Artemis in 2011 and is actively involved in the sourcing and analysis of new investment opportunities and the realization of portfolio company investments. In line with Artemis’ operational-focus, James works closely with Artemis’s portfolio companies and management teams, providing analysis and advice on market, operational, and financial strategy and currently serves as a board member of Ohio Tool Works, StanChem Polymers and Superior Technical Ceramics. Prior to Artemis, James was a member of Odeon Capital’s Investment Banking Group, and holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Master’s degree from the Harvard Kennedy School.
Olly Forrer joined Artemis in 2018 and works across the full spectrum of firm activities including deal generation, due diligence, transaction support, portfolio company support and limited partner engagement. Prior to Artemis, Olly was an Investment Banking Associate at Canaccord Genuity and an Investment Banking Analyst at AGC Partners. Olly holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Founded in 2010, Artemis is a Boston-based private equity firm focused on acquiring and growing manufacturers of differentiated industrial technologies, including analytical and lab instrumentation. Artemis seeks to partner with companies that have strong established management teams, outstanding engineering capabilities, unique products, and expanding niche markets. For more information on Artemis, please visit: www.artemislp.com
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