London and San Francisco, 30 May 2023
Generation Investment Management, a sustainable investment manager founded in 2004, today announced the appointment of Chris Ragona as a Partner focused on the firm's Long-term Equity strategy.
Chris brings over 25 years of private equity investing and business building experience. Chris will join Long-term Equity's global leadership team and remain based in North America, expanding Long-term Equity’s geographic footprint.
Long-term Equity is Generation’s private equity strategy that makes long-term investments in a small number of high quality businesses that the team believes can also be sustainability leaders in their industries. Long-term Equity targets platform companies with significant scale, strong growth and proven business models. The current portfolio comprises two sustainability platform businesses, FNZ and Octopus Energy, which are both demonstrating exceptional business performance and measurable sustainability impact over the long term.
Tom Hodges, a Partner at Generation Investment Management, said: “We are pleased to have Chris Ragona join Generation’s Long-term Equity team. With his deep market knowledge and network, and strong focus on value creation, Chris will be instrumental in driving the overall growth of Long-term Equity while leading the team's efforts in North America.”
Chris Ragona said: “I share Generation’s dedication to long-term, sustainable investing, and I am excited to be part of a proven and pioneering team making a meaningful impact. I have known and worked with Tom for many years and look forward to partnering with him again.”
Chris joins Generation from Providence Equity Partners, where he spent over 15 years.
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About Generation Investment Management
Generation Investment Management LLP is dedicated to long-term investing, integrated sustainability research and client alignment. It is an independent, private, owner-managed partnership established in 2004 and headquartered in London, with a US presence in San Francisco, with more than $42 billion of assets under management and supervision.1 For further information, please visit https://www.generationim.com/
Generation’s Long-term Equity strategy was established in 2018 to be a differentiated investment partner in support of a select number of private companies. The Long-term Equity strategy offers management teams support with achieving their ambitions for sustainable, global growth over eight to 15-year periods, far longer than the average private equity hold period. For further information, please visit https://www.generationim.com/our-strategies/long-term-equity/
- Assets under management as at 31 March 2023 are $32.1 billion and assets under supervision (AUS) as at 31 December 2022 are $10.6 billion. AUS form part of our Long-term Equity strategy and include assets where Generation sourced, structured and/or negotiated the investment and in relation to which it provides certain ongoing advisory services for a fee.