Torsten has developed significant experience, as an investment professional for over 20 years. Most recently, he was an owner and the Commercial Director of the Aurora Group, a leading specialist education provider in the UK, where he was instrumental in setting up the company by leading and delivering the growth strategy. Prior to Aurora, Torsten was a Principal at BC Partners, a global private equity fund, and the Director of Corporate Development at the Priory Group, the UK’s leading independent mental healthcare and specialist education company.
In his new role, Torsten will be responsible for origination, transaction and portfolio management of growth and development capital investments in the healthcare sector with a focus on elderly residential care, specialist care, specialist education and children’s nurseries.
Downing has been investing in healthcare since 1997 to support the growth and development of UK based businesses. Downing has also recently been announced as a HealthInvestor Awards 2019 finalist for Healthcare Private Equity Investor of the Year.
Kostas Manolis, Partner and Head of Unquoted Investments at Downing LLP, said: “We are very pleased to be adding further expertise to our expanding healthcare team with the appointment of Torsten. He brings a huge depth of experience, which will be invaluable to us as we continue to expand our investment activity across the healthcare spectrum.”