Block to Mercury PE as director

Mercury Private Equity has appointed Martin Block as director, leveraged buyouts, based in Frankfurt. Trevor Bayley is head of Mercury Private Equity’s Frankfurt office.

Block was previously a director within the leveraged finance group at Royal Bank of Scotland, most recently as a member of the team that commenced the company’s German activities in 1998. His career to date also includes spells at Credit Lyonnais, County NatWest and HSBC.

Mercury Private Equity has made a number of appointments over the last year. Last month David Runge and Stuart Widdowson joined as European strategy analysts.

Runge is based in Mercury Private Equity’s Frankfurt office and Widdowson is based in London. Mercury Private Equity is developing a European strategy team to enhance its competitive position in Europe.