Tim Pryce

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Tim Pryce
Tim John Robert Pryce

July 1, 1965
Occupation(s)Businessman, CEO of Terra Firma Capital Partners

Tim John Robert Pryce (born 1 July 1965) is a British businessman and previous CEO of Terra Firma Capital Partners, a leading European private equity investment firm, and one of its founding members. Pryce is also on the board of the General Partners as well as part of Terra Firma's management committee. [1] [2] [3] [4] Pryce is reported to be the highest paid director at the firm. [5] [6]


Early history and education

Mr. Pryce graduated from King's College London in 1988 with an Associateship and an L.L.B. in English Law. In 1991 Mr. Pryce qualified as a solicitor, and in 1995 as an advocate. He also received a Maitrise in French law from the Sorbonne in Paris. [7] [8] [9] Before working at Terra Firma, he worked with Guy Hands at Nomura. [10] He was General counsel at Terra Firma Capital Partners from 2002 prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in 2009, replacing Guy Hands. [11] [12] Pryce speaks both French and English. [7]

Lawsuit against Citibank

In 2010 Pryce was a key witness in a lawsuit of Terra Firma against Citigroup, over the alleged inflated bid for EMI. [13] [14]

Dismissal of Damian Darragh

In February 2014, news media speculated that Pryce was involved in the decision, that was characterized by the press as surprising to investors, to ask Damian Darragh to leave the firm. [15] [16] Darragh was leading the firm's effort to raise 2 billion pounds for a renewable energy focused fund. [17]

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  11. New Role for Terra Firma Chief, Billboard, March 28, 2009.
  12. The Rise & Fall of EMI Records, Omnibus Press, September 1, 2009.
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  15. In Surprise Move, Terra Firma Shakes Up Renewable Energy Team
  16. MD trio handed reins of $2bn Terra Firma fund: Terra Firma has handed responsibility for its latest $2 billion fundraising to three managing directors, following the departure of Damian Darragh.
  17. Guy Hands’ star deal maker asked to leave Terra Firma