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The first FT triathlon for the private equity, venture capital and professional services industries has outstripped its target, raising more than £100k for disadvantaged children across the UK.
The Financial Times Triathlon was held in support of Impetus - The Private Equity Foundation (Impetus-PEF) and its portfolio of 27 UK charities that work to help kids thrive in education and employment.
More than 300 people from firms across the sector - including CVC Capital Partners, Apax Partners, Calculus Capital, TPG Capital and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP - competed at Dorney Lake in Berkshire last Saturday( Sept 19th), the site of the London 2012 Olympics. More than £75k had been raised by the end of the first race alone, according to organisers Human Race. The triathlon included both corporate teams and individual races.
François Aguerre, a partner at liquidity solutions firm Coller Capital, said the family -friendly event gave him the opportunity to “find my limit, and push it further.”
Impetus-PEF CEO Daniela Barone Soares said: “I am delighted that being the official charity partner for the first FT Triathlon has meant we benefit from the support of the private equity, venture capital and the broader corporate sector. A great day was had by all – and I am proud to say that we have exceeded our fundraising target of £100,000 and hopefully this figure continues to grow as individuals continue to raise funds.”
She added: “All this will enable Impetus-PEF to ensure that children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds get the support they need to lead fulfilling lives. I look forward to next year’s event already!”