Kleinwort appts

Kleinwort Capital Limited, an independent private equity firm investing in the UK lower mid-market, has appointed Sam Watkinson as an investment director. He will lead investments in MBOs, MBIs, expansion and replacement capital, focusing on deal origination and advisor relationships in the UK’s southern regions.

Watkinson joins from Aberdeen Murray Johnstone Private Equity, where he has been an investment director since July 2000. He had been responsible for both the deal origination and marketing strategies for their London office and has worked on transactions in the UK lower mid- market. Previously, he held positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers private equity advisory, NatWest Acquisition Finance and Coopers & Lybrand London.