RJD recruits

RJD Partners, a UK middle market private equity firm, has appointed James Smallridge as investment manager and Jill Williams as investment executive.

Smallridge joins from KPMG where over the last eight years he has specialised in the consumer and waste management sectors.

Williams joins from PwC Corporate Finance, where she completed a number of deals as a buy-side adviser to private equity, in a variety of sectors including leisure and specialist distribution.