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Baker joins Advent as operating partner


LONDON Advent International, the global private equity firm, announced that Richard Baker has joined Advent as an operating partner to advise the firm on investment opportunities across the retail and consumer sectors.

Baker previously held the role of group chief executive at Alliance Boots, having been CEO of Boots for three years before its successful merger with Alliance Unichem in 2006.  Prior to that, he spent nine years at Asda Stores in a variety of positions, becoming COO in 2002. He began his career at Mars Confectionery where he worked for nine years. 

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