Blackstone deal exec Leif Lindbäck joins Charterhouse after 11 years


Leif Lindback CharterhouseExperienced Blackstone dealmaker Leif Lindbäck has quit the firm after 11 years to join London-headquartered private equity rival Charterhouse.

Lindbäck, pictured, who was already based in London with Blackstone as a managing partner, is listed on Charterhouse’s website as having joined the firm in 2013.

While at his former employer Lindbäck was involved in investments in Deutsche Telekom, TDC, Southern Cross/NHP, Spirit Group and Houghton Miffin, and evaluated several investments in the energy and power and oilfield services sectors.

He previously worked in Morgan Stanley’s private equity group.

The departure is the second high-profile loss for Blackstone in a week following IR and business development head John Dionne resigning as managing director.

An internal memo from Blackstone private equity head Joe Baratta seen by Forbes said, “Much of our success in raising BCP VI, which at $16.2bn, is likely to be the largest post-recession private equity fund raised for many years to come, can be attributed to John’s efforts and the advice and guidance he provided the team.

“John also has played a lead role in raising Blackstone Tactical Opportunities, one of the largest-ever first-time fundraises.”

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