Jun 27 2024

AnaCap promotes Massey and Ismayilov to Partner


AnaCap, a market-leading private equity investor specialised in partnering with founders and entrepreneurial management teams across services, technology and software within the European financial ecosystem is delighted to announce the induction of Robert Massey and Jamal Ismayilov into the AnaCap partnership. Both Robert and Jamal will also join AnaCap’s Investment Recommendation Committee (“IRC”) with these promotions effective from 1st July 2024.

Robert was previously a Managing Director and part of the Investment Team at AnaCap having joined the business in 2015, initially focusing on value creation, while also leading on acquisition processes, including the firm’s investments into Orbyt, Oona Health and Ellisphere. Prior to joining AnaCap, Robert was a Principal in the Financial Services practice at Oliver Wyman. He also holds a first class Master’s degree in Physics from the University of Oxford.

Jamal joined AnaCap in 2019 and has also been a Managing Director and part of the Investment Team with a particular focus on value creation, leading in this areas on many of AnaCap’s investments, including GTT and most recently, Yard Reaas. He has more than 20 years of experience in financial services, specialising in strategic and operational transformation programmes. Previously, Jamal was a Partner in the Financial Services practice at Oliver Wyman and a Head of Financial Strategy at Nomura International. He holds a Master’s degree in Financial Economics from the University of Oxford as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Texas Tech University.

This strengthening of the AnaCap leadership structure follows the promotion of Victoria Brown (General Counsel) and Graeme Chaffe (Chief Financial Officer) to Partners in Q4’2023. To view this announcement in full, please visit: https://www.anacap.com/news/anacap-promote-brown-and-chaffe-to-partner/.

Nassim Cherchali, AnaCap’s Managing Partner, commented:
“We are extremely pleased to announce the promotions of Robert and Jamal to Partner, in what is a testament to their well-established careers to date with AnaCap and the indispensable roles both continue to play across our firm and portfolio companies. With their talent and support, along with Victoria and Graeme, we have a partnership and leadership structure that positions us extremely well for continued successes, after what was a highly impressive 2023 for the business.”