Lazard hires

Lazard has appointed Graham Keniston-Cooper and Victor Vadaneaux to its London office to further develop Lazard’s European private equity investment business – see news this issue. The appointments will enhance Lazard’s existing presence in the private equity market now conducted through its Fonds Partenaires subsidiary in France and various US private equity funds.

Keniston-Cooper, who will lead the new business, joins Lazard from Cinven. Vadaneaux joins from Advent International where he was a partner.

Charles Ward, Lazard president, said: “We believe that Graham and Victor will be extremely helpful in expanding our private equity business, and we’re confident they will provide a strong complement to our Fonds Partenaires business in France.”