HgCapital appointments

Nic Humphries has joined HgCapital (formerly Mercury Private Equity) as a director in its information & communications technology investment team. He is based in London.

Humphries’ VC credentials include being a general partner at Geocapital Partners where he established and led a European team that completed Internet, software and communications related deals across Europe over a two-year period. Two of these investments achieved successful exits.

Prior to Geocapital Partners, Humphries was head of Barclays Private Equity’s IT and telecoms team and before that he spent five years with 3i.

HgCapital has also appointed Robin Lincoln as associate director to its recently launched media team. Lincoln comes from Friends Ivory & Sime, where he has been since 1997 working as an investment director. HgCapital’s media team was launched on January 1, 2001.