New Barclays PE heads

Tom Lamb, managing director UK; Gonzague de Blignières, managing director France; and Peter Hammermann, managing director Germany, have been appointed as co-heads of Barclays Private Equity in addition to their country responsibilities.

Lamb joined Barclays Private Equity 20 years ago and was appointed managing director UK in 1998. Prior to joining the firm, he spent six years in industry as a financial controller/director, having previously qualified as a chartered accountant with Coopers & Lybrand.

Gonzague de Blignières joined in 1992 and also heads the French business. Prior to joining Barclays he gained experience with Banexi, the private equity arm of Banque Nationale de Paris and Charterhouse.

Before joining the firm in 1998, Hammermann gained industrial experience at Robert Bosch GmbH and corporate finance experience at BHF bank, before he became a founding partner of a German mid-market private equity fund.