GMT Communications Partners has appointed Ashley T M Long as partner and chief financial officer. Long was previously with Triton, the private equity fund dedicated to investments in Northern Europe, where he was a principal and chief financial officer. Prior to joining Triton in 1998, he was with Merrill Lynch Europe PLC and, before that, Smith New Court PLC in London. Long is a qualified accountant and a Fellow of the Securities and Investment Institute in the UK.
He will be responsible for fund and portfolio company reporting and monitoring at GMT, as well as transaction support and operations. GMT has experienced an active year in 2004 with six portfolio companies sold, recapitalised or acquired and another three potential investments under Letter of Intent.