Europe PE veteran Gilmore joins Time Partners

William Gilmore was head of origination at AXON and previously led abrdn’s primary funds team in Europe.

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William Gilmore

William Gilmore, a prominent figure in European private equity, has joined advisory firm Time Partners.

In his role as managing director at the firm, Gilmore will focus on bespoke investment strategies and fund selection for the firm’s clients, according to a statement seen by Private Equity International. He joins from AXON Partners where he was head of origination at the Swiss placement agent and advisory firm.

Prior to AXON, Gilmore was the former head of primary funds Europe at abrdn (previously Aberdeen Standard Investments). During 18 years at abrdn, he led a team of eight professionals in sourcing, executing and monitoring investments in European private equity funds. He previously spent 10 years investing directly in UK lower mid-market buyout and growth capital transactions at Murray Johnstone.

London-based Time provides early-stage advisory work to major European families and institutions including business planning, asset allocation, access to private capital and corporate finance, as well as philanthropy and overall purpose, according to its website.

Time expanded its senior investment team this year with the hires of Crispin Payne, Ed Stubbings and James Morrison. Payne, an ex-partner at Coller Capital, was named chief transactions and operating officer; Stubbings, previously a founding member of BearTooth Advisers, was appointed industry adviser to the strategic advisory practice; and Morrison was hired as an analyst from Scottish PE firm Dunedin.