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Stirling Square strengthens investment team

January 2012

Stirling Square Capital Partners (Stirling Square), the leading pan-European lower mid-market private equity firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Patric Klees to its Investment Team.

Until June 2011, Patric Klees worked for Capvis Equity Partners Ltd., a mid-market buyout fund based in Zurich, with representative offices in Frankfurt and Shanghai. As Investment Director at Capvis, Patric successfully sourced and led transactions in various sectors and geographies over the last nine years. He has undertaken a number of roles and has been involved in establishing and raising new fund initiatives. Prior to Capvis, Patric was with D.B. Zwirn & Co LP in New York.

Patric holds an MSc in Business Administration from the University of Zurich, Switzerland and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation. He speaks German, English, French and Spanish. He is a non-executive Advisor at Diener Syz Real Estate, a real estate private equity fund in Asia.

Commenting on the appointment, Stefano Bonfiglio said: "We are very pleased to add new talent to our team. Patric has proven capabilities in complex, cross-border transactions in the mid-market, which is exactly the experience required to succeed here. Patric will have a significant role to play at Stirling Square and with him the Stirling Square investment team will represent eight different nationalities with eight European languages spoken."

Patric Klees said: "I am pleased to have the opportunity to build on my experience in the mid-market. Stirling Square has a reputation for complex, international cross-border transactions, as well as special situations, a field which excites me and I look forward to contributing to the Stirling Square team".