GMT promotes

GMT Communications Partners, the London-based private equity firm specializing in investments in the communications sector, has made two senior appointments.

Natalie Tydeman has been promoted to partner and Vikram Krishna has been promoted to principal.

With over 10 years of experience in digital and traditional media, Tydeman joined GMT from Fremantle Media in 2007, where she was senior vice president of business diversification. Prior to her position at Fremantle Media, she was managing director, Online & Interactive at Fox Kids Europe.

Krishna joined GMT in 2005 as a portfolio reporting analyst. A year later he was promoted to associate in 2006 and senior associate in 2009. Prior to GMT, he was a manager at PWC, focusing on due diligence and traditional audit assignments for private equity clients.

Jeff Montgomery, managing partner at GMT said: “While the overall private equity landscape has been muted in recent months, the European communications sector is continuing to present some excellent investment opportunities. We are delighted with Natalie and Krishna promotions, which are a reflection of their commitment and expertise, and are both highly deserved.”

The promotions of Krishna and Tydeman are the first personnel changes GMT has made since March 2009 when Jonathan Gillbanks was made managing director, Sebastian Sipp was promoted to principal and Krishna became a senior associate.