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06 September 2017

Silverfleet Capital announces the promotion of three new partners in London, Munich and Paris

Silverfleet Capital, the European private equity firm, has today announced that Mark Piasecki, Klaus Maurer and Jean Châtillon have become partners in the firm. These promotions demonstrate Silverfleet’s continued commitment to developing strong investment teams across its European office network.

Mark Piasecki is based in London and joined Silverfleet more than ten years ago. During this time, Mark has been responsible for making investments across most of Silverfleet’s target sectors including Business & Financial Services and Retail, Leisure & Consumer Products. Mark will continue his role as Head of the Financial Services sector and will maintain his focus on investment activities across the UK & Ireland.

Klaus Maurer has been with Silverfleet for eight years and is based in the Firm’s Munich office. Klaus has been involved in a number of Silverfleet’s successful DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) transactions including the recent sale of Fund I portfolio company Kalle for 3.5x cost. As a partner in Silverfleet’s Munich office, Klaus will continue to focus on investment activities across the DACH region.

Jean Châtillon has worked in the private equity industry for eleven years, joining Silverfleet’s Paris office in 2014. Most recently, Jean was involved in Silverfleet Fund II’s investment in Coventya, the international speciality chemical business. Jean will become the second partner in the Firm’s Paris office and will continue to focus on investment activities across France & Benelux.

These promotions come in a year where the Firm has continued to build its investment team in Stockholm, London, Munich and Paris through the appointments of Karl Eidem (Co‑Head of the Nordic Region), Andrew Harrison (Head of Investor Relations), Johan Boork, Jan Kux, Guntram Kieferle and Constance d’Avout.

Neil MacDougall, Managing Partner of Silverfleet Capital commented:

“I would like to welcome Jean, Klaus and Mark into the partnership at Silverfleet Capital. They have made significant contributions developing our firm in their respective regions and we wish them every success in their new roles. These promotions continue our tradition of promoting from within.”