Cinven today announces the promotion of three individuals to Partner with effect from 1 January 2019 and two additional senior hires in its Portfolio team.

The three promotions to Partner are:

Pierre Estrade, Partner
Pierre is a member of the Business Services and Healthcare sector teams and the French regional team. He has worked on a number of transactions including Prezioso, Sebia and Synlab. He joined Cinven in 2007.

Florian Luther, Partner
Florian is a member of the TMT and Business Services sector teams and the regional team for DACH. He has worked on numerous successfully realised investments including HEG, JOST and SLV. He joined Cinven in 2007.

Ben Osnabrug, Partner
Ben is a member of the Business Services sector team and the Benelux regional team. He has worked on several transactions, including Avolon, Coor, Envirotainer, Guardian Financial Services, Tinsa and Ziggo. He joined Cinven in 2007.

In addition, Cinven is pleased to announce that it is expanding its Portfolio team with two new senior hires.

Stuart Walker, Managing Director
Stuart is a member of the Asia team and the Portfolio team, supporting Cinven in Asia and Europe.  He joined in September in Hong Kong. He has been involved with a number of Cinven portfolio companies including Hotelbeds, Planasa and Envirotainer. Previously, Stuart was a Partner at The Boston Consulting Group in the Private Equity and TMT practices in London and in Singapore, and prior to that a Director in the Investment Banking division of Rothschild. He started his career at Daimler AG in Germany.

The Hong Kong office supports Cinven’s investments in global businesses and supports Cinven portfolio companies in operations and expansion in the APAC region.

Paul Vega, Managing Director
Paul is a member of the Portfolio team, based in London, supporting Cinven and its portfolio companies across Europe. He joins from Amcor, a leading global packaging company, where he held several executive leadership roles, including Vice President of Healthcare Packaging EMEA, Vice President of Innovation & Business Development, and Head of Strategy. Prior to this, he held senior positions at McKinsey & Company based in Frankfurt, New York and Manila.

Commenting on these promotions, Stuart McAlpine, Managing Partner of Cinven Partners LLP, said:

“The past year was yet another strong year for Cinven and the three promotions to Partner reflect this. They are also indicative of the breadth and depth of Cinven’s team, which today totals more than 82 investment professionals and 162 total staff across nine offices.

Pierre, Florian and Ben have significant experience investing across Europe with specific local expertise in France, Germany and the Benelux, respectively. They are strong examples of Cinven’s ability to ‘grow its own’ talent from Associate to Partner.”

Commenting on the Portfolio team appointments, Thilo Sautter, Partner at Cinven Partners LLP, said:
“The additions of Stuart and Paul reflect the increasingly important role of the Portfolio team at Cinven, which is now seven strong with more than 128 years of cumulative experience.

As we continue to expand our already strong expertise, Stuart and Paul will further enhance our capabilities in critical areas such as digital, commercial and operational effectiveness and help to accelerate our portfolio companies’ growth not only across Europe, but globally.”