Merryck & Co. announces new ownership and partnership

July 29, 2021

Established in 1998, Merryck & Co. is a leading executive mentoring firm, supporting CEOs, senior executives, and executive leadership teams to enhance their leadership impact to the benefit of all stakeholders.

Merryck’s mentors are all former CEOs and business leaders with experience within a diverse range of sectors and geographies. Merryck works with a wide range of businesses and government organisations from privately-owned start-ups to the world’s largest and most iconic listed companies.

Over the course of the last five years, Merryck & Co has worked with over 150 companies around the world, and benefits from its faculty of over 35 mentors, composed of ten nationalities.

Earlier this year, Merryck & Co conducted a strategic review of its business and the growth opportunities going forward. It concluded its review with a decision to partner with MW&L Capital Partners (“MW&L”) and funds controlled and advised by MW&L have acquired the share capital of Merryck & Co.

As part of the partnership, Matthew Westerman, a Director of MW&L, will become Chair of Merryck & Co. and will work with Chris Beer, Operating Partner, Marjorie Kaplan, Head of Faculty and Sam Howes, Head of Operations.

MW&L is a private investment firm based in London. MW&L is owned and operated by Matthew Westerman, Julian Metherell and Peter Livanos.

This acquisition and partnership will see MW&L invest in Merryck & Co.’s accelerated growth plan, enabling the business to support more leaders, as organisations of the future are reimagined post-pandemic and new leadership challenges emerge.

Commenting on the acquisition, Chris Beer, Executive Director at Merryck & Co. said: “Merryck & Co. has achieved strong year-on-year growth for the past decade and MW&L’s investment will enable us to further expand our market leading position in the fast-growing area of executive development and to expand our geographic reach. It’s been a careful and thoughtful process to find a partner to help accelerate our growth and we are delighted to have found MW&L – a long-term investor who shares our values of enhancing leadership to the benefit of business and society as a whole.”

Matthew Westerman, Director of MW&L, said: “Merryck & Co has a well-deserved reputation as a leader in the field of executive development. It has an excellent faculty of mentors and is fortunate to work with a wide range of public and private companies. We look forward to partnering with the team at Merryck & Co and expanding its reach by geography, sector and client built on its core values.”


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