Laurie Woolmer is a Partner within The Townsend Special Situations group. Mr. Woolmer leads Townsend’s Special Situation investments in Europe, deploying the firm’s discretionary fund and separate account capital through programmatic joint ventures, LP and GP-led secondaries, recapitalizations, and co-investments. In addition to sourcing, structuring, and underwriting new acquisitions, Mr. Woolmer also has significant asset management and portfolio management responsibilities.
Mr. Woolmer started his career at BNP Paribas in London, before moving to work in the Corporate Finance arm of CBRE. Immediately prior to joining The Townsend Group in 2015, Mr. Woolmer worked at private equity secondary firm Landmark Partners, where he worked on acquiring secondary positions in European closed-ended fund structures.
Mr. Woolmer earned a BSc from the University of Bristol, has an MSc in Real Estate Finance from Kingston University, and is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.