Ex-Nomura, AXA PE Asia exec becomes Terra Firm head of investor relations


Lachmi-Niwas Sadani Terra FirmaEx-Nomura and AXA Private Equity Asia expert Lachmi-Niwas Sadani has joined UK buyout house Terra Firma as managing director and head of investor relations.

Sadani will oversee the firm’s relationship with its global investor base according to the Terra Firma website.

He previously spent two years as managing director and CIO at Nomura focused on Asian private equity and infrastructure investment.

Prior to that Sadani worked for six years at AXA PE in charge of the firm’s Asia office in Singapore.

He has also worked for Apax Partners and Singapore sovereign wealth investor GIC.

Terra Firma is currently attempting to exit its €2bn second fund ahead of potentially raising a new vehicle, although it is thought the firm may stick to deal by deal investments in the near future.

Earlier this month LPs gave the firm an extra two years to exit its investments from Terra Firma Capital Partners II, which could now hold investments until 2016 to avoid having to exit them ahead of reaching prime valuations.

Bloomberg said that in exchange the firm had agreed to waive the 1.5 per cent management fee for the period, although will retain its planned share of any profits.

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