Advent Ventures appts

Advent Venture Partners, the technology and healthcare venture capital investor, has appointed James McNaught-Davis as the ninth director in the technology team. Five of the directors in the team, including McNaught-Davis, focus on information technology investments. He will focus in particular on investments in the software and IT services sector in Europe as well as in the UK.

McNaught-Davis joins Advent following four and a half years at Warburg Pincus, the last two of which as a partner and managing director, where he was responsible for IT investments in Europe.

He is currently a non-executive director of ECsoft Group plc, Fineos Ltd and Netik plc. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (1990) and an MA (Hons) from Cambridge University (1981).