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William Gilmore, Partner

Contact William Gilmore

Phone: +44 20 7340 8728

Mail: william.gilmore@axonpartners.biz


Billy joined AXON Partners as a partner and head of origination in 2019. He is involved in all aspects of new business origination and execution of AXON’s primary, secondary and strategic advisory mandates.


Billy is an industry veteran with an extensive GP and LP network across Europe developed over 30 years and is currently responsible for sourcing of placement and secondary opportunities from offices in the UK.


Prior to joining AXON Partners, he was for 18 years Head of Primary Funds Europe at Aberdeen Standard Investments (formerly Aberdeen Asset Management and Scottish Widows Investment Partnership) where he led a diverse multinational team of eight direct reports responsible for all aspects of sourcing, executing and monitoring the investments in European private equity funds. He started his career at Murray Johnstone where as an Investment Director he invested directly in the UK lower mid-market buyout and growth capital transactions.


Billy is a Graduate of the University of Strathclyde in Accountancy and Economics, and he trained as a Chartered Accountant. He is fluent in English and conversational in French.


Billy is a football and cricket enthusiast and enjoys cycling and walking his dogs.




European Placement Agent & Secondary Adviser
European Placement Agent & Secondary Adviser