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Anzu Partners Promotes Three Business Services Team Members to Principal

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Anzu Partners, an Atlanta, GA-, Boston, MA-, San Diego, CA-, Tampa, FL- and Washington, DC-based investment firm delivering capital and strategic support to technology companies, announced the promotion of Patrick Harrington, Kyle McQuighan, and Wendy Papakostandini to Principal across its business services teams.

Patrick Harrington leads fund finance and played a central role in executing over 40 investment rounds in 2023. Since joining Anzu in 2020, Patrick Harrington has helped develop new strategies, including Anzu’s structured financing solutions, and he now leads the fund finance group. In his role, he coordinates across lenders, investors, and fund administrators. He also leads valuations and credit support for the firm’s funds. Recently, he played a central role in investments in voxeljet, which makes some of the world’s largest 3D printers, and Envoy Medical, which has developed a FDA-designated breakthrough medical device. Prior to joining Anzu, he was a manager at Carta, where he focused on financial analysis for valuation engagements, along with writing valuation policy and driving team strategy. Previously, he was also a Manager at SVB Analytics where he executed a variety of valuation and strategic advisory engagements, while also providing underwriting support for the SVB Mezzanine Finance team.

Kyle McQuighan leads Anzu’s capital solutions and investor relations efforts from the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and maintains an extensive network across the investment community. He supported the acquisition of Edge Precision Manufacturing by Zeon Corporation, and he developed the investor syndicates for the recent financings of AM Batteries, Partium, South 8 Technologies, and XGS Energy. McQuighan has also spearheaded efforts to expand Anzu’s co-investor network, which includes over 100 financial and strategic co-investors. Prior to Anzu, he led business development for a top 100 CPA firm Aronson’s technology, life science, venture fund, and government contracting practices. He began his career with PwC, where he supported a variety of industries, including life sciences, manufacturing, aerospace and defense, hospitality, and financial services. McQuighan was also involved in a variety of capital markets transactions including IPO’s, mergers & acquisitions, and reverse mergers.

Wendy Papakostandini leads talent for Anzu and whose team placed over 100 candidates in 2023. She has helped the firm grow by handling many aspects of Anzu’s operations and managing talent for the firm and its industrial, clean tech, and life science portfolio companies. As Principal, Talent, she works closely with portfolio company executives, helping them build and scale their team and talent operations, recruiting critical roles from niche technical hires to VP and Board level. Papakostandini was also the lead author on the “Talent” section of the Volta Foundation’s 2023 Battery Report. Prior to Anzu, she worked as Special Advisor at the Department of Commerce, where she managed front office operations for the Deputy Secretary, including coordinating across 12 bureaus, and coordinated the Deputy Secretary’s briefing materials related to manufacturing, trade, innovation, IP, big data, and privacy. Papakostandini was formerly at the White House under President Obama in the Office of Management and Administration.

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Anzu Partners is an investment firm that focuses on clean tech, industrial and life science technology companies with the potential to transform their industries. The firm works with entrepreneurs to develop and commercialize technological innovations by providing capital alongside deep expertise in business development, market positioning, global connectivity, and operations.

VCWire

24/04/2024