Advent International plc
Joined Advent in 1993
John Singer joined Advent International in 1993. He was a founding member of Advent’s Executive Committee and was latterly Chairman, Europe until December 2011. John has more than 27 years of private equity experience and has served as Chairman of the European Venture Capital Association. He has led transactions, primarily in the business services and media sectors, including Domestic & General, Venere.com, Argenta, Financial Dynamics, Elior, Alexander Mann Group and Colofon. Prior to Advent, John was Managing Director of Granville Europe AG, a subsidiary of investment bank Granville Holdings. Before that, he was a Group Director of Finance and Administration at Central & Sherwood PLC and ran several quoted turnaround businesses. He also worked as a senior consultant at McKinsey & Co, and spent five years in corporate finance.
John has an MA in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University where he is an Honorary Fellow and an MBA from INSEAD in Paris.