Cinven promote three

UK private equity firm Cinven has made three investment professionals partners as it opened the New Year with a series of promotions.

Caspar Berendsen has been made a partner after over three years at the firm. He is a member of the business and financial services sector team and has worked on a number of transactions including Maxeda, Truvo and Dutch Cable.

Matthew Sabben-Clare, who joined the firm in 2005, joins Berendsen as a partner following his work as head of Cinven’s specialist debt team.

Completing the treble is Xavier Geismar. Geismar joined Cinven in 2001 and is a member of the retail, leisure and consumer sector team. .

Joining these senior appointments in the promotion round are two principals: Alexis Le Marié, a member of the business and financial services since 2005, and Christoph Hobo, who joined in 2004 and works in the healthcare team.