Our approach

We invest in sustainable companies which are likely to be sufficiently established that they could be publicly listed. However, their management teams would prefer to be supported by private investors with a long-term perspective that aligns with their ambitions.

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Team

Our Long-term Equity team draws on Generation’s research, experience and relationships to help identify companies that could be suited to long-term, sustainable private investments.

Forces

We are interested in understanding the forces shaping company profitability and value. Our focus is on business infrastructure companies that we believe can play a part in driving sustainability in their industries.

Analysis

Our analysis assesses long-term embedded drivers of change, understanding externalities and considering all stakeholders with a goal of achieving better long-term alignment than exists with other forms of company ownership.

Deepening Convictions

Once we have identified companies that could be suitable candidates for our Long-term Equity strategy, we apply Generation’s investment methodology to deepen our conviction on whether they are high-quality companies that we believe will thrive in the long term. We seek to invest in sustainable businesses providing products or services consistent with a net zero, prosperous, equitable, healthy and safe society.

Our investments

The search for quality is at the core of our investment analysis and diligence. We integrate fundamental analysis and sustainability factors to assess the quality of a business and its management team. We believe this helps us to have a differentiated discussion on how we can support their ambitions and long-term, sustainable value creation in the companies they lead.


In 2018 we established our Long-term Equity investment strategy with an investment in FNZ, a sustainable global platform-as-a-service provider to the investment sector, in partnership with Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), a Canadian institutional investor. In 2021, Temasek, a Singaporean institutional investor, also invested in the FNZ partnership.

Our team

Our team has extensive private equity and growth investing experience. We share a commitment to demonstrating the benefits of long-term, sustainable private investment for companies and investors.

If you are an established private company, please contact us if you are interested in long-term equity investment.

Tom

Tom Hodges

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Tom Hodges

Tom Hodges joined Generation Investment Management in 2019. Previously, Tom was a director at Providence Equity Partners, where he spent 11 years focused on late-stage growth equity and buyout/majority investing in telecoms, media and technology-related sectors across Europe and North America. Tom was also an analyst in mergers and acquisitions at Citi.

Tom serves on the board of FNZ. He was on the board of Clarion Events, CloserStill Media, HSE24 and Volia.

Lucia

Lucia Rigo

Lucia

Lucia Rigo

Lucia Rigo joined Generation Investment Management in 2017 and is a member of the Growth Equity strategy. She also works on the Long-term Equity strategy.​ Previously, Lucia was a vice president at General Atlantic and an analyst at UBS.​

Lucia received a BA in Business Administration from Bocconi University. Lucia is a native Italian speaker.

Lucia serves as a board observer for Benevity and was on the board of Remitly.

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Zindzi Wiles

Zindzi

Zindzi Wiles

Zindzi Wiles joined Generation Investment Management in 2018 and supports the Long-term Equity and Growth Equity strategies. Previously, Zindzi worked at Warburg Pincus and a private family office.

Zindzi received a BA in Drama and Performance Studies from London South Bank University.

John

John Bernstein

John

John Bernstein

John Bernstein joined Generation Investment Management in 2018. He heads the Long-term Equity strategy and is a member of the Growth Equity Investment Committee.

John has nearly 25 years of private equity experience. Previously, John was head of EMEA for General Atlantic, where he was a member of the global investment and executive committees. He also headed telecoms and technology investing for Advent International.

John serves on the boards of FNZ, Howden Insurance Group, the Africa Council and the main board of The Nature Conservancy, and the NamibRand Nature Reserve in Namibia.

Andrew

Andrew Given

Andrew

Andrew Given

Andrew Given joined Generation Investment Management in 2019 and is a member of the Long-term Equity and Growth Equity strategies. Previously, Andrew worked at General Atlantic and as a partner at PwC in its deals advisory team. Andrew serves on the board of FNZ and chairs its Audit Committee.

Andrew received a master’s degree in Engineering from Cambridge University and is a qualified chartered accountant. He is a trustee of The Elizabeth Foundation, a charity focused on helping young deaf children to listen and talk.

Camilla

Camilla Warner

Camilla

Camilla Warner

Camilla Warner joined Generation Investment Management in 2020 and is a member of the Long-term Equity strategy. Previously, Camilla worked at Advent International covering the healthcare, business and financial services sectors and at L.E.K. Consulting covering strategic and private equity clients.

Camilla received a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Oxford University.