European mid-market private equity firm HgCapital has announced two new hires, taking its services sector team to five investment specialists.
Simon Cottle (pictured) has been appointed as an associate director. He joins the firm from Cognetas where he spent three years as an investment manager, specialising in the European mid-market. Prior to that, Cottle worked at Deutsche Bank. He is also a British Olympian, who rowed for Team GB at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
Thorsten Toepfer also joins as an associate director. He was previously a member of the investment team at Hellman & Friedman, following a period with Morgan Stanley. Thorsten also spent two years working for McKinsey & Company in Vienna, and speaks fluent English, German and French.
“We see great potential in specific sub-sectors of the Services market to invest our client’s capital in growing businesses led by top management teams,” said Matthew Rourke, head of HgCapital’s services team.
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