Fifth hire in a year for Sovereign

London-based mid market firm Sovereign Capital has appointed Richard Taylor as assistant director to its investment team.

Taylor joins Sovereign from Octopus Private Equity where he established and led the firm’s Leeds office. He was also responsible for deals in the lower mid-market.

Sovereign focuses on education and training, healthcare and support services sectors. Taylor is the fifth recruit the firm had made to its investment team in the past year. The recently recruited include Jon Edington, Sarah Pratt, Tom Matthews and Taha Hasan.