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Charlie Baynes-Reid, COO

Charlie Baynes-Reid


Charlie Baynes-Reid is our Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Baynes-Reid is a founding partner and Managing Director of NewHold Enterprises, having spent more than 20 years in private equity and principal investing, both as a legal advisor and as an investor. Mr. Baynes-Reid served as the Chief Operating Officer of NewHold Investment Corp. from January 2020 to July 2021. Mr. Baynes-Reid has extensive experience working with portfolio companies on acquisitions and divestures, consolidation strategies, debt financing and refinancing, capital markets and exit strategies through private sales, public mergers, and initial public offerings (or IPOs). He also has significant knowledge of core legal and regulatory considerations relating to both domestic as well as complex cross border transactions and his sector experience includes companies focusing on logistics, business services, real estate, diversified industrials, renewable energy, and financial services. Qualifying as a lawyer in the United Kingdom in 2001 with Simmons & Simmons law firm practicing in the Corporate Finance Group, he worked in London and Tokyo before moving to the Minter Ellison law firm in Sydney focusing on mergers and acquisitions. He joined Macquarie (ASX: MQG) in 2005, working primarily on acquisitions, based initially in Sydney. In 2007, he relocated to Macquarie’s New York office, where he focused on principal investments and capital markets transactions across multiple jurisdictions, before becoming one of the founding partners of River Hollow Partners in early 2014, where he continues to serve as a partner and General Counsel. Since 2017, Mr. Baynes-Reid has been a Founding Partner, Managing Director and General Counsel for NewHold Enterprises LLC. Mr. Baynes-Reid received his LLB Honors degree in Business Law from City University, London and is dual-qualified as an English lawyer and a member of the New York Bar. Mr. Baynes-Reid currently serves as the Chairman of Macro Energy LLC, the first NewHold Enterprises industrial technology platform, which he helped launch, and is on the board of NewHold AEC Corp.

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