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European sector-focused private equity firm HgCapital has made 15 internal promotions.
In the service team, Andrew Land has been promoted to partner, and both Simon Cottle and Thorsten Toepfer have been promoted to director.
Land joined the firm in 2011 from Och-Ziff Capital Management and has spent the last 15 years in European private equity. He led HgCapital’s recent acquisitions of Zenith and Leasedrive and sits on the boards of Voyage Care and Relay Software.
Cottle joined the firm in 2011 from Cognetas, having worked previously at Deutsche Bank. He currently sits on the boards of Parts Alliance and Zenith Leasedrive.
Toepfer joined in 2011 from Hellman & Friedman following two years in the industrials team at Morgan Stanley. He also recently worked on the acquisition of Radius.
In the Mercury TMT team, which focuses on lower mid-market buyouts in selected TMT sub-sectors, Sebastien Briens and David Issott have also both been promoted to director.
Briens joined in 2011 from Quadrangle, where he was a principal in the London office. He was previously with Bain & Company and France Telecom.
Issott joined HgCapital in 2012 from Apax Partners, where he spent 10 years in London and New York, prior to which he was at Lazard in London.
Luis Quiroga has been promoted to director in the renewable power partners team. He has been at HgCapital since 2009, joining from Credit Suisse’s energy and utilities team.
Nic Humphries, managing partner at HgCapital, says: “The calibre and talent of our team are central to our ability to generate consistent returns for our clients and to build great businesses. As well as hiring the right people we work very hard at providing an environment in which our people can progress and we congratulate all those who have been promoted in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the firm. The experience and ability of our employees is the key to our achieving full potential as investors and delivering strong performance for our clients.”
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