Edward Hawkes has over 16 years’ investment experience as part of the Sun Capital team. He joined Sun Capital in 2001 and has played a major part in several deals, including the acquisition and financing of Pearl, the follow-on acquisition of Resolution Plc, and the re‐listing of Phoenix Group Plc.

In 2009, Edward co‐led the £500 million reverse of Pearl Group into Liberty and in 2012 sourced and led the £250 million fund raising, debt re‐terming and dividend enhancement of Phoenix. In 2014, Edward led the acquisition of Keepmoat Group and remains on the main Board.

Most recently he co-led the disposal of Keepmoat’s Regeneration division for £330m to Engie and continues to work with the company to deliver its ambitious plans to build over 4,000 homes this year.