Simon Rowlands

Founding Partner


simon rowlands

Simon has over 25 years of private equity experience. As a co-founding Partner of Cinven, a leading private equity firm ($14bn under management), he established the healthcare sector franchise. Successfully led transactions include BUPA Hospitals, General Healthcare Group, Amicus Healthcare, General de Sante, USP Hospitales, Medimedia, Avio, Nutreco, RPC, with a total acquisition value exceeding $8bn.

Simon stepped away from the Cinven partnership in 2012 to focus on emerging markets and start a new firm in Africa. Adapting and applying proven insights developed over the past 25 years to investment opportunities with a focused, differentiated strategy.

Prior to Cinven, Simon worked 5 years with an international design consulting firm on large multi-disciplinary engineering projects based in the UK and southern Africa, including living in Zimbabwe during the 1980’s.

Simon has an MBA, a BSc in Engineering and is a Chartered Engineer. He sits on the boards of two listed hospital companies, Spire Healthcare in UK and MDMG in Russia.