Jonathan Little joins fray in buying manager stakes

Deal-maker started latest venture, Alderwood Capital, despite pandemic because of the opportunities he saw

Jonathan Little is used to building businesses up and closing deals, but doing it in the middle of a pandemic is a totally different thing.

While he’s known in money management as something of a deal-maker for the mergers and acquisitions he has led over the years — in particular during his time as head of the Bank of New York Mellon’s international asset management business — Mr. Little did think twice about launching his latest business, Alderwood Capital LLP, which takes minority stakes in boutique firms. And that was without the added stress of COVID-19.

The news follows the recent announcement of the appointments of Olive Darragh and Neil Cochrane as Independent Chairs of the firm and the fund respectively.  

From an article by Sophie Baker published in Pensions & Investments on 12 July 2021.