HPE recruits

Hermes Private Equity (HPE) has appointed Justin Ward as director. Ward joins HPE from CVC where he spent over seven years, most recently as investment director, working on a range of mid-market and large UK and European buyouts. Prior to that, he worked as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen in their London and Paris offices focussing on tax and corporate finance.

He said: “This is an excellent opportunity to join a distinctive private equity firm at an exciting stage in its development. I am looking forward to capitalising on the opportunities which we see in the medium size buyout market and to building a significant direct investment activity.”