Fay formed Brackendale in 2013 after spending a decade within the European private equity
industry. She previously acted as private equity consultant to Arbor Square Associates, before
moving in-house to carry out investor relations, media relations, and deal origination for secondary
direct fund Cipio Partners, which later became one of Brackendale’s clients. Fay has significant public speaking experience – regularly moderating and chairing at private equity conferences (Capital Creation, Super Investor and Super Return) and has presented at client annual investor meetings in both French and English.
In her earlier career as a financial journalist, Fay wrote for The Economist, The Financial Times Group, Private Equity
International, IR magazine, and France unquote.
She has appeared as a commentator on CBNC Europe’s Power Lunch and Squawk Box programmes, and worked as a radio broadcaster on Lyon 1ère in
France, and on Radio Redhill in the UK. She holds BA and MA(Res) degrees in French and Italian
from the University of Leeds and speaks English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, and Catalan.