Pioneer was formed in late 2008 to build a new market leading franchise in Europe. The founding partners have worked together for many years at their prior firms and have a combined private equity experience over 60 years and 48 deals led or supported across Europe. The partners have built an excellent track record and have valuable experience in supporting entrepreneurs navigate issues and realise various forms of value.

Partners
Terrence Tehranian
Sam Abboud
Giuseppe Curatolo
Rupert Shaw
Investment Professionals
Edoardo Luciani
Sebastian Miller
Colm O'Sullivan
Andreas Schuler
Charlotte Beeson
Matthew Linford

Rupert has 15 years of European private equity experience.

Rupert sits on the board of two of Pioneer’s investments: UK based peaking power plant business PeakGen Power and UK based solar power business Primrose Solar.

Rupert has worked in private equity since 2000.  Prior to co-founding Pioneer in 2008, Rupert was an industry partner at DLJ Merchant Banking (part of Credit Suisse) and prior to that worked at sector specialist private equity firm GMT Communications.  Prior to GMT, Rupert spent two years in investment banking with DLJ Phoenix in London and New York.

Rupert graduated cum laude from Duke University, where he received a BA in the History of Art and a Business Certificate in Marketing and Management.