Hicks, Muse promotes

Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst has promoted two of London-based investment professionals to principal. They are Robert Darwent and Luca Velussi.

Darwent (30) joined Hicks, Muse in 1998 and before that was employed in the private equity group of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in London.

Velussi (age 32) joined the firm in 2000, prior to which he was employed by Goldman Sachs in London, where he served for three years in the advisory group and for two years in the principal investments group.