Butler adds two

French distressed private equity firm Butler Capital Partners has hired two new senior professionals to its team.

Lionel Mestre, a graduate of Dauphine University, joins as a director, after 10 years with PAI, and three years previously with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Roland Tricot also joins as a Director with seven years with General Electric in Europe and the US where he had direct operational responsibilities in numerous special situations and turnarounds.

The investment team now numbers 12 investment professionals, including four partners