Permira hires JPMorgan veteran

UK LBO outfit Permira has appointed John Coyle, the former global head of the financial sponsor group at JP Morgan Securities, as a partner and the co-head of Permira’s New

York office. Coyle will run the office alongside Ton Lister, co-managing partner.

At JPMorgan Securities, he was responsible for originating and executing transactions for private equity firms in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. He was also a member of JPMorgan’s investment bank management committee and private equity principal investments committee.

Coyle joined JPMorgan in 1988 and in 1998 moved to London to found JPMorgan’s sponsor coverage effort and build the franchise in Europe. He returned to New York in 2005 to head the global group.