Doughty Hanson & Co, one of the largest independent private equity firms in Europe, has opened an office in Madrid and announces two key appointments to develop its activities in Spain and Portugal.
Francisco Gutierrez Churtichaga (41) joins with immediate effect as Principal and Head of Private Equity, Madrid. He previously worked at JP Morgan Partners, originating and executing private equity investments in Spain. Prior to that, he worked at JP Morgan Capital and Retevision S.A. Barcelona.
Juan Barba Silvela (34) joins as Principal and Head of Real Estate, Madrid with effect from December 2006. He was formerly General Manager at Aareal Bank, Spain. Previously he worked for the Principal Finance Group in the United States and in Spain and before that at Arthur Andersen.
Doughty Hanson invests in mid-market private equity and has developed a strong track record of understanding and catering for the specific needs of family-owned businesses.
Doughty Hanson's expertise in the real estate sector enables the firm to offer comprehensive investment solutions to Spanish corporates from both financial and property development angles.
The opening of the Madrid office is a continuation of Doughty Hanson's successful pan-European and regional strategy.
Doughty Hanson has established local offices in Europe - in London, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris and Stockholm - with local knowledge and the experience to secure attractive investments.