CVC opens up with hire of Pantheon comms head Carsten Huwendiek

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European private equity firm CVC Capital has hired Pantheon head of communications Carsten Huwendiek.

Huwendiek confirmed he would start in the newly created new role on 1 May. While many large buyout houses have recently been active in addressing their communications approach with new hires, CVC had previously relied on external consultants for the role, building a reputation for reticence when it came to its public profile.

He said, “’I thoroughly enjoyed the last six years at Pantheon, one of the best private equity fund investors around and I now look forward to joining CVC, one of the best direct private equity investors globally’.

Huwendiek’s global responsibilities will include investor communications, media relations, branding and events, reporting to Steve Koltes, co-chairman.

Huwendiek previously held senior communications and marketing roles at ABN AMRO and UBS Asset Management.

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