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Louis Elson

Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Palamon Capital Partners


Louis Elson is Managing Partner of Palamon Capital Partners, a private equity firm he co-founded in 1999.  He has been active in European private equity for more than twenty five years, previously as a London-based partner of Warburg Pincus. Louis attended Phillips Academy Andover and Eton College, and he received a BA with Honors from Harvard University. He serves as a charter trustee of Phillips Academy Andover and was previously a Trustee of The Darden School at the University of Virginia and a member of the Harvard University Task Force on Academic Resources. In London, he is vice-chairman of Impetus-PEF; the UK’s leading venture philanthropy organization. He serves or has served on the Development Board of The Prince’s Trust, the International Development Council of the British Film Institute and is a trustee of The Voices Foundation and The Education Endowment Foundation. He was previously a member of the board of the British Venture Capital Association. 

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