Mercury adds to team

Mercury Private Equity (MPE) has appointed David Runge and Stuart Widdowson as European strategy analysts.

Runge worked at Paribas for four years and was latterly in leveraged finance. He will be based in MPE’s Frankfurt office. Widdowson will be based in London. Prior to MPE, he was a consultant with the Coba Group where he was involved in projects across a broad band of sectors, particularly the IT industry.

Ian Armitage, chief executive of MPE, said: “We are developing our European strategy team in order to enhance our competitive position in Europe. Stuart and David are valuable new members to the team.”