London, England, 11 March 2021 – Cain International (‘Cain’), the privately held investment firm led by Jonathan Goldstein has appointed Nick Franklin to the newly created role of Global Head of Private Equity.
Nick joined Cain in September 2020 to oversee the operations and growth of the firm’s private equity portfolio in the US and brings with him nearly 30 years of experience in the experiential and leisure sector. Nick previously spent 18 years working for The Walt Disney Company, where he held a wide range of senior leadership roles primarily in Disney’s Parks, Resorts and Experiences segment. He has also held senior roles at the Kelly Slater Wave Company and KB Home, one of the largest home builders in the United States.
In his new global role, Nick will be responsible for overseeing Cain’s portfolio of private equity investments across all geographies, including crazy golf brand Swingers; Maslow’s Group, which operates private members’ club Mortimer House; The Saint James, a premier sports, entertainment & wellness club; AllBright, the collective for women in business and Prezzo, a national restaurant chain with over 150 locations across the UK.
Jonathan Goldstein, Chief Executive at Cain International, said: “Nick has been a fantastic addition to the team and we could not be more pleased to be taking this exciting step forward with our private equity business with him. His expertise and market insight will be instrumental in developing new strategies for our existing businesses and growing our presence in the market.”
Nick Franklin said: “While the pandemic has impacted many aspects of our day to day life, it has not dampened our appetite for memorable experiences with friends and family. As lockdown restrictions lift and our urban landscapes begin to recover from the pandemic, we are confident that there will be significant opportunities for businesses that offer value and interactions that can’t be replicated online. I look forward to building on my experience with Cain in the US over the last six months in this new global role.”