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Equistone strengthens its deal team with two new hires

06 Jun 2016

Equistone Partners Europe Limited ("œEquistone"), one of Europe"™s leading investors in mid-market buyouts, today announces the appointments of Richard Briault-Hutter and Roman E. Hegglin to its investment team.

Richard, who begins his role as Investment Manager with immediate effect, joins Equistone’s London office from corporate advisory firm Duff & Phelps where he held the position of Director. Before this, Richard worked as an Associate Director at DC Advisory (formerly Close Brothers Corporate Finance), where he focused on the consumer and travel sectors within the firm’s M&A team. Richard holds a BA in Economics from the University of Manchester.

Richard’s appointment follows the recent appointment of Roman E. Hegglin to Equistone’s Zurich office, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year.

Roman, who joined the Company as an Associate last month, previously worked as an Associate at Credit Suisse where he spent four years in the Investment Banking division gaining professional experience in Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets. Prior to this, Roman worked at UBS Investment Bank and Helbling Corporate Finance in their Zurich offices. Roman holds an MA in Accounting and Finance as well as a BA in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen.

Christiian Marriott, Investor Relations Partner at Equistone Partners Europe Limited, commented: “We are extremely pleased to announce these new hires to our investment team; both Richard and Roman bring with them considerable transaction experience across a number of sectors which will support our activities in the UK and DACH regions in particular.

“We continue to see interesting deal opportunities across Europe and this further strengthening of our investment team positions the firm well to capitalise on this momentum.”

In the past 12 months, Equistone’s team of 36 investment professionals operating across offices in the UK, France, Germany and Switzerland completed 10 investments and 13 exits

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