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OMERS PE strengthens London team with two new hires

17 Sep 2012

The private equity arm of Canadian pension fund giant OMERS has strengthened its team with the addition of Isabelle Pagnotta as a director and Bryony Marshall as an associate to its London office.

Pagnotta joins OMERS Private Equity following a six-year stint as a principal at Arcapita in London, where she focused on the pan-European midcap LBO market.

Previously she was at Bridgepoint for four years, in London and Paris, and as a French national will bring further focus to OMERS Private Equity’s activities in that market.

Marshall spent over four years in corporate finance at Hawkpoint in London, advising UK and European private equity firms and corporates on mid-market transactions.

Prior to this she worked at Och-Ziff in their Special Situations team.

OMERS Private Equity continues to build its presence in the European market and has completed three deals since establishing the London office in 2009, investing $640m so far.

The firm completed the £207m acquisition of supported living provider Lifeways in June 2012 and the $520m buyout of shipping services provider V Group in 2011, as well as supporting the 2009 $700m start-up of Haymarket Financial in 2009.

“Since establishing the London office in 2009, OMERS PE has built a formidable group of investment professionals and I welcome Isabelle and Bryony to the team,” said Mark Redman, senior managing director and country head at OMERS Private Equity Europe.

“They both have outstanding track records of achievement, proven experience in delivering on successful transactions and add a further layer of capability to OMERS PE in London, increasing the team to nine, including seven investment professionals.”

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