AnaCap continues recruitment drive

Two months after appointing its strategic advisory board, European financial services-focused AnaCap Financial Partners has hired to two directors and two associates.

AnaCap Financial Partners, a recently launched private equity firm focused on European financial services investments, has made four additions to its team.
Amber Hilkene and Justin Sulger have joined as directors, while Diego Pace and Stephen Pully have been hired as associates.
Hilkene, now director of corporate development at AnaCap, was previously responsible for European business development at The Gores Group, a US private equity firm. Hilkene joined Gores in 1999, relocating to launch its London office in 2004, where she was responsible for sourcing and identifying acquisitions.
Before that, Hilkene worked in the private clientele group of CIBC World Markets, responsible for research and marketing.
Sulger has joined AnaCap as director of business services, having previously been a vice president in Morgan Stanley’s securitised products group, working on deal structuring and origination. Before that, he was a managing director of Lunar Group, an investor in technology, media and entertainment start-ups in China.
Sulger also spent five years at Goldman Sachs in New York and London, structuring and marketing derivatives.
Pace, previously an associate at Integrated Finance and a M&A and debt advisory analyst at KPMG Corporate Finance in London and Buenos Aires, has joined AnaCap as associate of risk and liability management.
Before joining AnaCap as associate of business services, Pulley worked as a management consultant for Mercer Oliver Wyman, a consulting firm dedicated to the financial services sector.
In May, AnaCap appointed Intermediate Capital Group founder Andrew Jackson, former Citicorp corporate head Michael Callan and Rudi Doerr, former group vice president of GMAC Europe, to its strategic advisory board.
In April, the firm raised €300 million ($382 million) for its debut private equity fund. AnaCap focuses on the European financial services industry, with a specific focus on the consumer, commercial, secured asset finance and insurance markets.