About

Bregal Investments is an international private equity firm providing a platform for five direct investment teams and a fund-of-funds team across the US and Europe.

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Funds

All our investment teams have distinct investment strategies and focus on investing in mid-market companies in a variety of sectors in the US and Europe.

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Flexible capital and strategic assistance for market-leading companies in high-growth sectors.

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Equity capital for mid-sized companies in the DACH region and Northern Italy.

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Providing growth capital and strategic assistance to ambitious, market leading technology companies in Europe.

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Building world-class businesses in the middle market in North America.

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Private equity funds, co-investments and secondaries.

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Targeted capital to help address key societal and environmental challenges in a responsible and sustainable way.

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People

Our experienced global investment team seeks to create long-standing relationships and drive lasting impact within our portfolio companies.

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Responsibility

We champion a responsible investment approach focused on creating long-term, sustainable value and are conscious of the responsibilities we have towards all our stakeholders. 

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Case studies

Examples of how we are collaborating with our portfolio companies to improve their ESG performance.

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Employee giving

Our Philanthropy Programme is designed to encourage our employees to become more active in charitable organisations.

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Bregal Helps Initiative

In early 2020, together with the COFRA Foundation, senior Bregal employees also established a €3 million Bregal Helps Initiative to help our portfolio companies support their local communities affected by Covid-19.  

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Contact

We have offices in nine locations across the US, UK, Germany, Jersey, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Italy.

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Ryan Selwood

Chief Investment Officer

Bregal Investments

Ryan Selwood joined Bregal in March 2023.

Prior to joining Bregal, Ryan was a Partner and Chief Development Officer at Carlyle, where he was involved in a wide range of investment and management activities as a member of its investment committees globally across private equity, credit, real assets and corporate capital commitments, as well as a member of its Leadership and Operating Committees. Prior to Carlyle, Ryan spent more than 15 years at CPP Investments serving in a series of senior leadership roles and led investments across sectors and geographies, including CPP Investments’ significant platform acquisitions of Antares Capital, Ascot Group and Wilton Re. Most recently, as Head of Direct Private Equity, he was responsible for the firm’s CA$53 billion direct PE portfolio across North America and Europe while serving on its Investment Decision Committee, which approved large investments across all asset classes globally, and its Private Equity Investment Committee. Prior to that, he held various leadership roles including leading CPP Investments’ financial services private equity practice, which he established after leading its Direct Private Equity team in Europe. Prior to CPP Investments, Ryan was an investment banker at Merrill Lynch & Co. in New York.

Ryan serves as a member on the investment committees of Bregal's underlying funds.

In addition to having served on a variety of corporate boards, Ryan has been a member of the Milken Institute Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Asset Management Executive Council and the Major Individual Giving Cabinet of the United Way of Greater Toronto. He holds an LL.B./MBA from Osgoode Hall Law School and Schulich School of Business at York University and a BA from Western University.

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