Claire Alvarez has been promoted to partner by Foresight Group, an infrastructure and private equity investment manager.
Alvarez, who joined Foresight from Deloitte as a senior investment manager in 2016, has played an role in establishing Foresight in the North West as an active investor in SMEs. She led the investment in Lancashire-based e-Commerce firm Hedges Direct.
Alvarez said, “I am delighted to be joining the Foresight Partner team. I am grateful to my colleagues and senior management for the support and teamwork that has helped me achieve this goal. I believe Foresight has made significant strides in the North since establishing an office in Manchester in 2016 as part of its commitment to regional expansion. We are deeply committed to supporting ambitious SMEs, creating jobs and opportunities along the way. It’s an exciting time for the regional economy. With so much focus on levelling-up, confidence is clearly returning after the pandemic and the lengthy period of uncertainty over the EU exit. We have been privileged to work with some outstanding entrepreneurs and management teams. We look forward to supporting many more.”
Russell Healey, partner and head of private equity at Foresight, commented, “Claire has done an outstanding job since joining the Foresight team five years ago. She has played an integral part in growing our business and profile in the North and, after a year like no other, she has worked tirelessly to support our portfolio and deliver a market-leading exit. Claire fully deserves this promotion to Partner.”