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Stirling Square Capital Partners makes two new appointments to its Investment Team

November 2013

• Jonathan Heathcote returns to Stirling Square and joins as a Partner
• Matteo Nichil joins as an Executive

15 November 2013 - Stirling Square Capital Partners (“Stirling Square”), a leading pan-European mid-market private equity firm, today announced that it has appointed Jonathan Heathcote as a Partner and Matteo Nichil as an Executive to the firm.

Jonathan joins from Palamon Capital Partners where he was one of six partners responsible for the origination, execution and management of European mid-market investments, primarily in Spain, Germany and the UK. Prior to this, Jonathan was a consultant to Stirling Square in 2007-08 and was involved in a number of notable transactions during that time, including the acquisition of Italian aerospace company Microtecnica. He was a Partner at European Acquisition Capital 2002-07 and was responsible for sourcing, executing and managing a portfolio of investments, primarily in the UK and France. Prior to this, Jonathan was a consultant at McKinsey and a Royal Marines Officer.
He also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MA from Oxford University.

Matteo joins from Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he was an Associate in the M&A team. He joins with a range of transaction experience in the consumer and TMT sectors.
Matteo holds an MSc from the CASS Business School, City University, London and a BSc from Università Bocconi, Milan and speaks both English and Italian.

Commenting on the appointments, Stefano Bonfiglio, Managing Partner, said: "As we continue to add new talent and expertise to our team, it is particularly pleasing to welcome back Jonathan, a former colleague and a proven resource in the origination and management of complex, cross-border transactions. His skills will complement the existing team well as we continue to grow Stirling Square. Matteo has proven transaction execution skills and will provide additional support to the team on opportunities arising across Europe."

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About Stirling Square Capital Partners
Stirling Square Capital Partners is a private equity firm which invests in mid-market companies with enterprise values of between €50m and €500m. The firm manages two funds, totaling over €800m capital under management and has made nineteen investments since it was established in 2002.

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