Mike Catts

Mike is a Partner in the Investment Team, based in the New York office.

Mike joined Hollyport in 2022 as Head of the New York office, managing its growing team of investment associates.  Prior to joining Hollyport, Mike worked as a Managing Director at Evercore in Private Capital Advisory, where he was responsible for originating and advising owners of private financial assets on strategic and sale transaction alternatives available to them in the secondary market. He brings extensive experience to Hollyport, using his knowledge and industry contacts to source proprietary deal flow.

Mike began his career at Houlihan Lokey before going on to be a Director at UBS Investment Bank within the Private Funds Group. Mike graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Mike lives in Manhattan with his wife, two young children, and dog Paco.  Outside of work, he is an avid golfer and enjoys cooking interesting family meals on the weekends.

Catherine Badour

Catherine is a Partner and head of the Investor Relations function, focussing on the development of institutional client relationships and investor relations. She joined Hollyport in January 2014 as an Associate.

Before joining Hollyport, Catherine worked in primary research and due diligence for Private Equity and Hedge Fund clients at Coleman Research in London.

Catherine holds a degree in Political Science from Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, which included a semester at Université Jean Moulin Lyon III, France, and a MSc. International Political Economy from the London School of Economics; she is fluent in French.

Mei Chan

Mei is a Partner and leads the Finance and Compliance functions, based in the London office.

Mei joined Hollyport in 2017 as Head of Finance, where she led the growing team of fund accountants in the finance and administration activities of the investment funds, including investor reporting, fund structuring and portfolio monitoring. In addition, she served as the firm’s Compliance Officer and ESG lead working on both the investment policy as well internal initiatives.

Mei qualified as an ACA with HW Fisher & Company, and post qualification worked at Ingenious Investments where she was responsible for the financial management and reporting of their media investment funds – their largest business division with £2billion AUM at the time. Mei graduated from Glasgow University with an honours degree in Accounting and Finance.

Mei grew up in Glasgow and speaks fluent Cantonese. She has two young children and to relax, she enjoys practising yoga and watching crime documentaries.

Richard Grindrod

Richard is a Partner in the Investment Team, based in the London Office.

Richard joined Hollyport in 2015 as an Associate.  During his time in the business he has worked on over 80 successful transactions, building strong relationships with fund managers and intermediaries and sourcing proprietary investment opportunities.

He became Partner in 2021, and in addition to being a member of the Investment Committee is responsible for sourcing, negotiating and executing both LP portfolio and GP-led transactions. He works alongside the other investment team Partners to lead and develop the junior team, chairing internal projects to challenge thinking and lead innovation.

Richard is a qualified ACA having started his career at PwC where he worked in transaction services prior to joining Hollyport. Richard graduated from Newcastle University with a First Class Honours in BA Business, Accounting and Finance.

Richard lives in London with his wife and young daughter, who takes up most of his free time!

James Jupp

James is a Partner in the Investment team, leading deals and sitting on the Investment Committee.

James leads the firms Vendor Origination programme, sourcing LP portfolios from vendors across multiple asset classes.

In 2018 he moved to New York to open Hollyport’s first US-based office location and over a four year period built the US team and established Hollyport’s presence in the US market.

Following his move back to London, James manages the development of the junior investment team, alongside his deal appraisal and origination work.

James is a qualified ACA, having qualified in Crowe audit programme before moving into the corporate finance team. James graduated from Newcastle University with a degree in Accounting and Finance.

Outside of work James spends his time unsuccessfully trying to appease his toddler twin boys.