Cinven has appointed four new investment executives to its London and Paris teams. Magnus Hildingsson became a London-based principal, joining from Intermediate Capital Group, where he worked for four years specialising in Nordic investments. Prior to this he worked in private equity and corporate finance at Nomura for five years.

Matthew Sabben-Clare joined Cinven as a principal in the London office from Merrill Lynch, where he worked for five years in the leveraged finance team. Prior to this he worked in the financing team at Schroders for three years.

In Paris, Moise Mitterrand joined as associate from the Boston Consulting Group where he worked for two years. Prior to this he was at Goldman Sachs. London associate Sarah Verity joined Cinven in July. Prior to this she worked at Deloitte in London for three years as a member of the corporate finance team.

  • 3i has appointed partners Neil King and Dougie Sutherland, director Alistair Ray and associate Angela Roshier to its infrastructure team. These appointments take the team to a total of seven professionals. King joined 3i from Innisfree, the independent PFI investment fund and WestLB. Sutherland spent 10 years in infrastructure investment focusing on the UK government’s Private Finance Initiative and working for both the public and private sectors.

Ray spent eight years transacting equity investments in infrastructure with the British Linen Bank, Edison Capital and Noble Fund Managers. Roshier came from Actis, formerly CDC Capital Partners, where she spent six years investing in infrastructure assets. Cressida Hogg, senior partner of 3i’s infrastructure team, said the appointments would accelerate 3i’s infrastructure investment plans.

  • Fitch Ratings has appointed Edward Eyerman as head of European leveraged finance as part of a reorganisation to reinforce the team’s growing strength in the region. Eyerman has been a senior director at Fitch for three years, producing commentary for the corporate group in London on topics closely related to the leveraged finance market.
  • KKR is establishing a presence in Asia, with offices in Hong Kong and Tokyo. KKR plans to pursue opportunities in emerging and well-developed economies throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Its interests will range from manufacturing, sourcing of products and joint ventures for its portfolio companies, to traditional buyouts in the more mature economies, cross-border acquisitions and selective growth equity investments in emerging markets. Joseph Bae will lead the firm’s operations in Asia and will relocate from the company’s New York office.