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  • Nick Jordan, Thorsten Toepfer, Jean-Baptiste Brian and Andrew Jessop promoted to Partners at the Firm
  • Dawn Marriott-Sims joins as Partner
  • Caroline Ruter joins as Head of Responsible Investing
  • Steven Batchelor promoted to Chief Operating Officer
  • They join the current executive team, headed by Nic Humphries (Senior Partner) and led by a number of Managing Partners

Hg is delighted to announce a series of promotions and appointments to its senior executive team as it looks forward to the next stage of growth.

Nick Jordan, Thorsten Toepfer, Jean-Baptiste Brian and Andrew Jessop have been promoted to Partners at the Firm. Nick, a member of Hg’s TMT team, led the investments in Zitcom, Esendex, Mobyt and Dada on behalf of the Mercury funds. Thorsten, a member of Hg’s Services team, has been instrumental in Hg’s investments in JLA, A-Plan, Citation and Radius, as well as co-leading the creation of the Cogital Group. Jean-Baptiste has been heavily involved with Hg’s investment in Visma, as well as co-leading the investments in Ullink and Mitratech. Andrew, Hg’s General Counsel, has taken on overall responsibility for Operations at Hg, as well as leading the Legal & Compliance team.

In addition to these promotions, Hg has appointed Dawn Marriott-Sims to Partner, having previously been part of Hg’s Operating Partner programme. Dawn was COO at Capita plc from 2014 to 2016, after originally joining the business in 2000; eventually directly managing over £3 billion of revenue and 75,000 people. Since leaving Capita two years ago, Dawn has brought considerable operational expertise and capability to new investments as well as the existing Hg portfolio.

In-line with its ongoing commitment to responsible investing, Hg has appointed Caroline Ruter, as Head of Responsible Investing. Caroline joined Hg at the end of 2017, having previously been global head of supply chain sustainability at GlaxoSmithKline.

These promotions and appointments both further strengthen the investment team at Hg and reinforce the focus on broader firm management, following the prior appointment of Matthew Brockman and Justin von Simson as Managing Partners and Steven Batchelor’s recent promotion to Chief Operating Officer at the end of 2017.