New London affiliate for HMTF

Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst is backing Philippe von Stauffenberg, a principal in the firm’s London office, in forming a new investment affiliate based in London. The new firm, which will have an exclusive relationship with Hicks, Muse, will take advantage of von Stauffenberg’s successful experience as a hands-on operating manager and his interest in “buildup” consolidation opportunities. Prior to joining Hicks, Muse in 1999, von Stauffenberg was the CEO and major shareholder of Heitmann International, a multilingual technical publishing company, which he acquired, managed and sold over a three-year period.

The formation of von Stauffenberg’s firm, which has not yet been named, follows the precedent of Paul Savoldelli, who transitioned from MD and head of the Hicks, Muse office in Buenos Aires to become its management affiliate focusing on cable television in Latin America.