Dr Wolfgang Hanrider has left Munich-based Star Ventures Management, where he was managing partner, to join Carlyle Europe Venture Partners, where he will be based between the firm’s London and Munich offices. Dr Hanrieder becomes managing director and co-head of Carlyle Europe Venture Partners alongside Jacques Garaialde.
Dr Hanrieder will focus on increasing the fund’s visibility in Germany and other European countries, and on making new investments in the communications technology and material sciences areas.
Dr Hanrieder is a physicist with a PhD from the Technical University of Munich. From 1985 to 1997 he worked for Siemens AG and Siemens-Nixdorf AG. During this period he rose to become director of innovations and new business opportunities in the information and communications industries” reporting to the executive board.
During the past six months Carlyle Europe Venture Partners has expanded its team. Claudio Catania and Bruno Mourgue d’Algue joined as senior associates in September 2001 to focus on the software and communications services sectors respectively. Catania previously worked for Morgan Stanley Private Equity making investments in the high tech sector and at Hewlett Packard, for five years, where he was a research and development manager. Mourgue d’Algue’s previous role was an investment manager at Zouk Ventures.
In December 2001, Jamie Reigle and Fernando Chueca were recruited as associates in the communications technology and online financial services sectors, respectively. Both previously worked for JP Morgan.
And in March this year, Chris Hodges also joined the fund as a senior associate to focus on material sciences investments. He previously invested in start-up companies with 3i.