Hugh Osmond

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Hugh Osmond
Born Hugh Edward Mark Osmond
March 1962
Nationality British
Alma mater Merton College, Oxford
Net worth £250 million (April 2015)[1]

Hugh Edward Mark Osmond (born March 1962) is the founder of Punch Taverns, one of the UK's largest chains of public houses.

Early life[edit]

Hugh Edward Mark Osmond was born in March 1962,[2] the son of a doctor,[3] and educated at Merton College, Oxford[4] where he read Medicine.[5]


Osmond went to the US in 1983 and worked in clubs for a while.[6] He then joined a small investment bank in Madrid.[6] Returning to the UK he worked with Luke Johnson to launch the flotation of PizzaExpress in 1993.[7] In 1997 he founded Punch Taverns which was one of the UK's largest chains of pubs: he was chairman of Punch Taverns from 1997 to 2001.[7] In 2002 he became a leading partner in Sun Capital Partners:[8] that vehicle secured a major investment in Pearl Group in 2005.[9]

In 2001, he founded the London-based private equity firm, Sun Capital Partners Limited.[10] Nowadays he is related to several companies e.g. Morris United Limited, Alphabet Shares Limited, SCP Hotels Limited and Various Eateries Limited.

In April 2015, the Sunday Times estimated the Osmond's net worth at £250 million.[1]

Political donations[edit]

Osmond is a significant donor to the Conservative Party.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Osmond owns a shooting estate in Berkshire.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Sunday Times Rich List". The Sunday Times (page 59). 26 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Sun Capital Partners Limited". Companies House. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b Wachman, Richard (17 January 2010). "Do you have a failing company you'd like to sell? This man wants to talk to you". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Business Profiles: Head to head". The Daily Telegraph. London. 8 March 2003.
  5. ^ Bowers, Simon (8 March 2003). "Taking on the inn crowd". The Guardian. London.
  6. ^ a b "Me And My Partner: ROGER MYERS AND HUGH OSMOND". The Independent. London. 4 August 1999.
  7. ^ a b Pearl Group: Board
  8. ^ Bennett, Neil (27 January 2002). "Rising of Sun is new dawn for Osmond". The Daily Telegraph. London.
  9. ^ "AMP wins as UK spin-off sells life funds for $2.6bn". The Sydney Morning Herald. 11 December 2004.
  10. ^ "Sun Capital Partners Ltd". Bloomberg. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  11. ^ Kirkup, James (19 February 2009). "Tory donor Hugh Osmond criticises David Cameron on bank bonuses". The Daily Telegraph. London.