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HgCapital adds more consumer and leisure firepower

UK mid-market firm HgCapital has two new faces in its consumer and leisure (C&L) sector team with the double hiring of Jason Khaksar and Sophie Albizua.

Khaksar joins from KPMG Corporate Finance where he spent twelve years advising on mid-market private equity transactions, including the public-to-private of Hamleys and buy-outs of Select Service Partner (formerly part of Compass Group plc) and the Tussauds Group.

Albizua has eight years’ transaction experience in European retail and consumer goods. She joins from Change Capital Partners where she worked for over four years. Previously she spent over three years at Goldman Sachs in London in the consumer and retail mergers and acquisitions team. SHe has worked on private equity transactions across Europe including the acquisitions by Change Capital Partners of Robert Dyas and Hillarys Blinds