European buyout house GMT Communications Partners has hired former Allianz global private equity fund of funds head Jonny Maxwell as a senior advisor.
Maxwell has spent more than 30 years in the private equity fundraising environment through his time spent at Allianz, SL Capital Partners and Stewart Fund Managers.
He founded SL Capital Partners as Standard Life Investments in 1990, building up the firm’s private equity business and assets as CEO from a small single-client operation to an international multi-client manager with more than €5.5bn of assets under management.
GMT managing partner Tim Green said, “We are delighted to welcome Jonny on board at GMT.
“We have previously benefited from our relationship with Jonny and his invaluable guidance, and we’re delighted to take the step to officially welcome him to the team.
“We’re certain that Jonny’s vast industry knowledge will be of tremendous help to us over the coming years.”
Maxwell said, “I am very much looking forward to working with the close-knit team at GMT.
“It holds a unique position as Europe’s most established, long-standing investor in the ever-evolving TMT space.
“This experienced team has a sophisticated and highly differentiated strategy, investing in both buyouts and growth capital opportunities and is in the perfect position to maximise their deep sector knowledge and continue to create substantial value for their investors through highly attractive investment opportunities.”
Copyright © 2013 AltAssets