Norwest Equity Partners (NEP) has promoted Andrew Cantwell to Partner. Mr. Cantwell joined the NEP team in 2006 and was promoted to principal in 2008, just two years after joining the firm. He has been active at NEP on both the buy-side and sell-side.
Prior to joining NEP, he worked at Northwestern Mutual Capital in the firm’s private equity and mezzanine group. His career experience also includes working as a vice president at ABN AMRO where he led and closed leveraged and project finance transactions.
“Andy has continued to make significant contributions to the success of our firm, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to promote him to the partner level,” said Tim DeVries, NEP Managing General Partner. “This promotion recognizes Andy’s leadership and contributions to our investment success over the years, and we know that he will continue to play a vital role at the firm.”
Mr. Cantwell is active in sourcing and leading investment opportunities, performing due diligence, structuring transactions, and arranging debt financing. He is also involved at the board level with several of NEP’s current portfolio companies, working with management teams on strategic planning and execution and other operational initiatives. Mr. Cantwell has a BBA from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from Northwestern University.
Norwest Equity Partners makes equity investments of $30 million to $150 million in companies operating in the agriculture, applied technology, business services, consumer products and services, distribution, diversified industrials, and healthcare sectors. In April 2015, NEP closed Norwest Equity Partners X, LP, a $1.6 billion fund and Norwest Mezzanine Partners IV, LP, an $800 million fund formed by NEP’s affiliated mezzanine investment firm, Norwest Mezzanine Partners. Norwest Equity Partners is headquartered in Minneapolis (www.nep.com).
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