The UK private equity buy and build specialist has appointed Rob King as investment manager to execute its buy and build growth strategy. Prior to joining Sovereign, King spent four years in the investment banking division of Rothschild, working on private equity-backed and plc mid-market deals across sectors including business services and healthcare. Prior to that, King spent three years in the corporate finance division of Brewin Dolphin.
The full-service CIS investment house has appointed David Walker as managing director in its investment banking division. Walker was most recently managing director of investment banking for Central and Eastern Europe and MENA at Citibank.
Royal Mail Group
Neil McCausland has been appointed to the board of the Post Office as the senior independent director. McCausland was until recently chairman of Kurt Geiger, and is a former governor of Nuffield Health.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
The law firm has hired four competition associates to the Brussels office. The new associates are Attila Borsos, Jade-Alexandra Fearns, José Alejandro Guerrero Pérez, and Álvaro García-Delgado García. Fearns transfers from the London office, Borsos moves from the Brussels office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and Pérez and García join from the European Commission’s training programme.
Dean Arnold has been appointed as a partner in PwC’s strategy practice. Arnold joins from Deloitte, where he was the global head of healthcare and the UK head of strategy.
The Gro Company
Rob Holmes, co-founder and managing director of the Baby Sleep brand, has assumed a non-executive role alongside his wife and co-founder Ouvrielle. He is replaced as managing director by commercial director Christian Jones, formerly of United Biscuits and PepsiCo.
Chrystal Capital Partners
The corporate finance firm has made three senior hires. Private equity specialist Alex Hambro joins to lead the boutique’s offering for family offices, while corporate financiers Iain Manley and Glynn Reece will work on alternative fund raising projects for private and public companies.
The Hong Kong office of Eversheds has appointed employment law specialist Winnie Ng, a former Minter Ellison consultant, as head of employment.