John Barber

John is a Senior Partner who concentrates on Bridgepoint's Investor Services activities, which he led or co-led from 2007 until 2018. He was also a member of the Bridgepoint Group Board, Investment Advisory Committee and Operating Committee for much of this period. He continues to serve on the Bridgepoint Development Capital Board.

Position Senior Partner, Investor Services
Büro London
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For ten years prior to joining Bridgepoint he was a managing director at Helix Associates, the private equity placement agent, in London. In 1992 John co-founded Yucatan Foods in Santa Monica, California, a specialty food company where he arranged several rounds of equity and debt financings. He has also worked for WSGP Partners, a private equity firm established by Former US Treasury Secretary William E Simon in Los Angeles, and Morgan Stanley, in its corporate finance divisions in New York, London and Sydney.

John was a member of the Mid-Market Buyout Platform Council of Invest Europe (formerly the European Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (EVCA)) until 2017, where he also served on the Board of Directors for three years until 2016. Previously John was a member of the EVCA's Investor Relations Committee for six years and chaired or served on the Task Forces producing the editions of the EVCA Investors' Forum from 2005-2010.

He graduated from Yale College in 1980 with Distinction in American History and writes regularly on private equity topics for industry publications.