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Stirling Square Capital Partners appoints new Finance Director

November 2008

Stirling Square Capital Partners ["Stirling Square"], the pan-European private equity firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Black as Head of Finance.

Chris is a qualified chartered accountant and graduate in Business Management from King’s College, London. He joins from UBS AG, where he specialised in the financial control and administration of private equity funds and investments; managing the financial reporting division of the Bank’s global private equity business.

Christopher Black, head of finance, said: "I am excited by this new role, which is a superb opportunity to build on my experience managing the financial reporting of global private equity at a major bank. Stirling Square has a reputation for successfully delivering strong returns through their complex, cross-border deals. I look forward to contributing to the success of this excellent team."

Martin Calderbank, partner, said: "Chris has the ideal experience for the role and he will strengthen our dynamic team. Critically, Chris has in depth knowledge of the pan-European mid-market and he has a clear understanding of what our investors are looking for."

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Notes to Editors

For further information contact:

Fergus Wheeler / Leo Wood, Financial Dynamics

Tel: + (44) 20 7269 7259 / + (44) 20 7269 7137
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Stirling Square Capital Partners

Stirling Square Capital Partners is one of Europe’s leading mid-market private equity investors. SSCP seeks to invest in firms characterised by proven business models, market leadership, high cross-border development potential and talented management teams. SSCP targets European transactions between €50m and €500m from a wide spectrum of industries and specialises in complex, cross border deals. Since inception in September 2002, SSCP has led thirteen leveraged acquisitions across a variety of international markets. The partners at SSCP collectively bring over 80 years of private equity experience.