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Halifax Group’s High succeeds veteran Marshall as CFO

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Private equity house The Halifax Group has named Thomas High as its new CFO to succeed Michael Marshall.

Marshall, who has been with the firm for about 22 years, will continue in his positiong of senior partner in the wake of High’s promotion.

High has been with Halifax since 2006, working on financial reporting and assisting with all firm-level financial activities.

He previously worked in the assurance practice of KPMG, supporting small businesses and private equity firms.

Firm managing partner Chris Cathcart said, “Throughout his career with Halifax, Thomas has become a critical thought partner and bearer of our mission.

“His work with the Halifax team and our investors has enabled the firm’s growth over the last 15 years.

“We are excited to recognize his contributions to the firm and look forward to his continued leadership.”

Halifax also said it had promoted Davis Hostetter to principal. He previously worked at Hayman Capital and Diamond Castle Holdings.

The firm struck its $650m hard cap for the final close of its fourth flagship fund in 2017.

The firm initially hoped to raise $550m for the vehicle, but saw strong demand from existing investors.

Recent deals from the firm include buying CAD software, 3D printing and training business TriMech from McCarthy Capital.

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