Headway prepares for fundraising

London-based Headway Capital, a private equity secondaries specialist, has added two new senior staffers ahead of its fundraising for Headway Investment Partners II.

Francois Bernardeau, the former president and chief executive of Natexis Private Equity Opportunities, the private equity secondaries business of Natexis Private Equity, has been hired as a senior adviser to Headway.

Appointed to the position of CFO is Julian Asquith, previously fund controller at Babcock & Brown. Prior to that, he was director of private equity fund administration at CVC and also held positions with Lloyds TSB Development, Taylor Young Investment Management and Deloitte & Touche.