Kevin Pakenham

Kevin J. Pakenham

Kevin Pakenham passed away on 19th of July, 2020. 
Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

Kevin Pakenham co-founded Pakenham Partners in 2011.

Kevin had a long career in banking and asset management and held senior management positions in the global asset management industry in London over many years. Transactions which he had led include:

At Pakenham Partners

  • City of London Investment Group’s acquisition of Karpus Management
  • Tages Group and Investcorp’s 50/50 Joint Venture in absolute return investments Investcorp-Tages Limited
  • Waverton Investment Management’s acquisition of Timothy James & Partners
  • The sale of Cornelian Asset Managers to Brooks Macdonald Group
  • The sale of Tcam Asset Management to Seven Investment Management, which is majority owned by Caledonia Investments plc
  • Vestra Wealth LLP’s sale of a significant majority stake to LGT
  • Zedra’s acquisition of Barclays Wealth & Investment offshore trust business
  • Aberdeen Asset Management’s acquisition of Parmenion Capital Partners
  • Aberdeen Asset Management’s acquisition of Arden Asset Management
  • Aberdeen Asset Management’s acquisition of FLAG Capital Management
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust & Bank’s sale of NewSmith LLP to Man Group plc
  • NLP Financial Management Limited’s acquisition of Birchwood Investment Management Limited
  • Blevins Franks Group’s acquisition of Siddalls France from IFG Group plc
  • Old Mutual Wealth’s acquisition of Quilter Cheviot
  • The sale of Lord North Street Holdings to Sand Aire Limited
  • The sale of a minority interest in Forum Partners Investment Management to La Française, an affiliate of Crédit Mutuel Nord Europe
  • The sale of a minority interest in Kairos Investment Management to Julius Baer
  • Taylor Young Investment Management’s sale to Rathbone Brothers plc
  • Hermes BPK’s acquisition of the Caliburn Greater China Fund
  • RM Walkden & Co Ltd’s sale to Rathbone Brothers plc
  • The management buy-out of Blevins Franks Financial Management Limited
  • NewSmith Capital Partners LLP’s sale of a 40% interest in NewSmith LLP to Sumitomo Trust and Banking Co, Ltd

Prior to founding Pakenham Partners

  • Thames River Capital’s sale to F&C Asset Management
  • New Star Asset Management’s sale to Henderson Global Investors
  • Vision Investment Management (Hong Kong)’s sale of a 40% stake to IFIL Investments (Italy)
  • Union Investment (Germany) – advice on strategy, and on joint venture with Bank of East Asia
  • Harcourt (Switzerland)’s majority sale to Vontobel Group
  • Royal Philips Electronics’ sale of its asset management business to Merrill Lynch Investment Managers
  • Investec plc’s reverse merger of its private client subsidiary Carr Sheppards Crosthwaite Limited with Rensburg plc
  • ABN-AMRO Asset Management – sole adviser on the acquisition of equity in Artemis
  • PRICOA Property Investment Management’s sale to its management, under the new name of Rockspring
  • American Express Co’s sale of its Luxembourg private banking business to UBS AG
  • RBS Group – advice on the reorganisation of its asset management business into a new subsidiary
  • Taylor Young Investment Management’s sale to Alpha Trust
  • Momentum Group’s sale to Pioneer Global Asset Management Inc

Prior to starting Pakenham Partners, Kevin worked for Putnam Lovell from 2000, a division of Jefferies since 2007. He was CEO of John Govett & Co from 1988 to 2000 and CEO of AIB Asset Management from 1996 to 2000. Amongst his former positions, he was the Managing Director of F&C Management, Group Economist at American Express Bank, Director at Ivory & Sime and Senior Economist at Rothschild Intercontinental Bank. He has served on a wide variety of investment boards in Europe, the US and Asia Pacific, both corporate and pro bono. He holds an MA and a BPhil from Oxford University.