Doughty Hanson opens in France

Yann Duchesne has joined Doughty Hanson as senior principal and managing director for France. Duchesne, who is starting Doughty Hanson’s French operation from scratch, comes from McKinsey were he has worked for 20 years, the last four as MD of the consulting group’s French operations.

Nigel Doughty said: “The enterprise culture in France is now firmly established, making conditions for private equity investment very attractive. The opening of our Paris office is a continuation of our pan European and regional strategy which began when we first opened in Frankfurt 12 years ago.”