Based on the East Coast of the United States, Charles Bodie is a Partner of Drayton Park Capital LP and President of Drayton Park Capital Inc.
Drayton Park Capital LP is an independent investment firm focused on investing in lower mid-market companies headquartered the United States.
Drayton Park Capital Inc offers strategic advice to UK-centric Private Equity sponsors on their assets in the United States.
Previously, Charles was a Partner of London-based Special Situations fund manager Kelso Place Asset Management LLP, which, he joined in 2005 and where he was responsible for the firm’s deal origination, transaction execution and banking relationships. Completed Private Equity investments included operational and financial restructurings, corporate carve-outs, growth equity and roll-up strategies across a broad range of sectors in the lower mid market.
Charles began his professional career at Singer & Friedlander, a London based Merchant Bank, in 1998. While there, he focused primarily on the provision of structured credit to lower mid-market companies. His experience also included fixed income, LBO’s, specialist sports team lending as well as corporate work-outs and bondholder restructurings.
Charles holds a Law degree from the University of Sheffield, England and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. He is also a Fellow of the European Association of Certified Turnaround Professionals and an accredited Member of the Institute for Turnaround.