Another hire for RBPE

Jim Kottler has joined Royal Bank Private Equity as investment manager under the leadership of Mark Nicholls, the group’s managing director. Nicholls said: “We have attracted 15 professionals to Royal Bank Private Equity over the last year and our integrated team now numbers 22 investment executives.”

Kottler joins from Bank Austria Private Equity where he worked on UK transactions. From 1994 to 2000 Kottler was with PricewaterhouseCoopers latterly as a manager in corporate finance where he specialised in private equity advisory work.