Mark is an investment director responsible for originating, transacting and managing investments made from the various Downing LLP funds. He focuses on a variety of sectors across healthcare, hospitality & leisure and education. Mark has over 10 years' private equity experience having written and managed over £400m of debt and equity capital across a range of industry sectors. Mark joined Downing in June 2014 from the UK mid-market private equity portfolio, Caird Capital LLP. Prior to that he performed principal investment and leveraged finance roles at Bank of Scotland, where he qualified as a Chartered Banker. Mark also holds a 1st class degree in Business, Accounting & Finance from Newcastle Business School.