Leeds-based private equity house Key Capital Partners (KCP) has appointed Philip Duquenoy as partner, based at its London office.
Mr Duquenoy joined the firm three years ago as a director. Prior to that, he spent five years working as the chief financial officer at James Harvard International Group (JHI), a private equity backed international specialist recruitment business. During his time at JHI, he successfully managed the raising of private equity finance, the completion and integration of two successful bolt-on acquisitions and the sale of the business to Hays plc.
In his new role at Key Capital Partners, Mr Duquenoy will continue to use his expertise gained in both industry and private equity to identify new investment opportunities and support the development of the firm’s portfolio companies. KCP recently announced the first closing of an £80 million fund which is seeking to invest equity sums of between £3 million and £15 million in profitable, dynamic businesses.
Commenting on his new role at KCP, Mr Duquenoy said: “As SMEs continue to struggle to access equity investment of this size, working with KCP has given me the opportunity to support the growth plans of some really exciting businesses with huge potential. I look forward to continuing to work with Mike to increase the profile of our London office and to seek new investment opportunities.”