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New recruit for Aberdeen Murray Johnstone

The private equity group has added Susan Brewster to its Leeds office to help invest its early stage technology fund.

Aberdeen Murray Johnstone Private Equity (AMJPE), the UK private equity group, has appointed Susan Brewster as assistant director in its Leeds office.

Previously Brewster worked at KPMG Corporate Finance in the consumer markets team focusing on M&A, fundraising and flotation in the healthcare and life sciences sector. Prior to this, she was with KPMG Consulting in the biopharmaceutical team where she worked mainly with start-up medical device and biotechnology companies.

Her latest post will see her invest from the White Rose Technology seedcorn fund, a £6m early stage technology transfer fund that was formed in conjunction with the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. An example investment is the one made in August this year when the fund injected £250,000 in SupaPlants, a biotechnology consultancy firm which manufactures horticultural products.

AMJPE, a division of Aberdeen Asset Managers, makes investments in a wide range of industry sectors, primarily in the UK. It seeks to invest between £500,000 to £15m in small and medium-sized companies, up to a market capitalisation of £50m