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City triathletes on course to raise more than £190k to transform lives of disadvantaged youth

Sep 19th 2016

More than 500 athletes from across the private equity sector and the City have made the third Impetus-PEF Private Equity Triathlon their most successful event yet, already more than halfway towards beating last year’s fundraising  total of £190,000 to help transform the lives of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The athletes battled it out over five different races at the 2012 Olympic venue of Eton Dorney on Saturday (September 17th).

The Impetus-PEF Private Equity Triathlon, in association with the BVCA, also made for a fantastic day out for professionals and their families from the private equity, venture capital and associated industries – including banking, accountancy, law, management consultancy, hedge funds and portfolio companies. Everyone came together for a day of competing, networking and fundraising for Impetus-PEF.

The full list of this year’s winners:

Challenge Individual Triathlon: 800m swim, 31.8km cycle and 7.5km run

Paul Brewis, from Deloitte with a time of 1:38:09

Christine Tognoli, from Xtract Research with a time of 1:43:22


CVC Capital Partners Relay Challenge Triathlon: 800m swim, 31.8km cycle and 7.5km run (teams of 3)

Team DFS A, from Donnelley Financial with a time of 1:29:40


Mergermarket Group Sprint Individual Triathlon: 400m swim, 21.2km cycle and 5km run

Simon Crook, from Greensphere with a time of 1:02:44

Kate Davies, from Coller Capital with a time of 1:15:19


PwC Relay Sprint Triathlon: 400m swim, 21.2km cycle and 5km run (team of 3)

Team DDV, from PwC with a time of 1:01:39


Super Sprint Triathlon: 400m swim, 10.6km cycle and 2.5km run

Matthew Elliott, from Kirkland & Ellis with a time of  0.39:26.

Patricia Hamel, from Livingbridge with a time of 1:08:41.


Marc Boughton, Managing Partner at CVC Capital Partners and Chair of the Impetus-PEF Private Equity Triathlon, pictured with (left) Nikos Stathopoulos, Managing Partner at BC Partners, and (centre) Andy Ratcliffe, CEO at Impetus-PEF, said: “Our ambition is to increase the fantastic support we received in 2015, but it is fair to say that this year has surpassed all our expectations, with a record number of competitors.

“Congratulations to all who took part! We are grateful for your time, commitment and dedication. Thanks to your outstanding support, we will now be able to help even more disadvantaged young people achieve their potential.”

Blackstone, CVC Capital Partners, KKR, TPG Europe, Warburg Pincus International LLC, Livingbridge, PwC, Alvarez and Marsal, Nomura, and Mergermarket Group were amongst many firms who entered teams with the hope of stealing titles from last year’s winners including Aztec Group, Summit Partners, BC Partners and Simpson Thacher and Bartlett.

Andy Ratcliffe, said: “Our highest turnout yet and in true Olympic style everyone gave their all at Eton Dorney, including me. It was truly inspiring to compete shoulder-to-shoulder with professionals from the private equity community.

“Our triathlon isn’t just a race. It’s an opportunity to come together and enjoy a great day out with our families. It’s also a chance to make a lasting contribution to the lives of young people, who haven’t had the same life chances as many others.”

Impetus-PEF transforms the lives of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds by providing them with the support they need to achieve their potential and succeed in education and employment. It hand-picks the best charities to invest in and builds uses a tailor made package of funding and hands-on support backed up by an established pro bono network in order to improve and scale them. It has reached over 80,000 young people through its work with more than 20 charities.


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