Parabellum expands team in wake of economic downturn


Parabellum Investments is expanding its UK team as it prepares to expand with new acquisitions and investments in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis.

Parabellum has appointed Gerry Hoare as its first director of corporate development.

Hoare has over 25 experience in the financial services sector, and a strong record in building asset-backed finance for mid-market companies.

The company is also recruiting an analyst to work in its business development team, to research potential markets and companies for acquisition.

The push coincides with mounting concern over whether government-backed bank loans will be sufficient to support many smaller companies.

Many face a sudden collapse in their revenues with no indication as to how, or when, conditions will improve.

Rami Cassis, CEO at Parabellum Partners said: “We believe there could be many high quality, medium sized companies looking for outside investors to support their growth and recovery out of this crisis. We foresee promising opportunities to invest in mid-sized firms in most established economies, across the UK, Europe and US, notably in our core area of focus – which is technology- enabled solutions for corporate clients in sectors like banking, pharmaceutical and business or IT services.”

“In particular, we anticipate a significant withdrawal from China as firms look to bring their supply chains and manufacturing closer to home after this crisis,” Mr Cassis continued. “In our view, China’s loss will help to boost Western economies and regional hubs such as Argentina in the Americas or Eastern Europe, India and the far East .”

Parabellum Investments backs smaller and mid-sized companies with revenues of up to $100 million.