Palamon hires VP

Palamon Capital Partners, a London mid-market private equity firms, has appointed Valerio Boccardi as a vice-president.

Boccardi joins Palamon from the Italian mid-market private equity fund, Magenta, where he was a director. Prior to this he spent six years at the Italian office of McKinsey & Co as engagement manager.

Boccardi joins Palamon’s London based team, which comprises 15 investment professionals from 10 different countries, at a time of significant investment activity. The firm, with €1.1bn of equity under management, is currently investing its second pan-European fund, Palamon European Equity II, L.P.