Aureos hires North America IR head

Gustavo Eiben will oversee the emerging markets-focused firm’s expanding investor base in the region.

Private equity firm Aureos Capital has brought on former JPMorgan executive Gustavo Eiben to head up its North American investor relations operations.

Based in New York, he will have a particular focus on providing more senior-level management of the firm’s relationship with its growing investor base on the continent.

Eiben was previously responsible for structuring private equity funds and managing them through to market launch at JPMorgan. Before that he worked at Schroder Ventures US, a private equity firm focused on the middle market business services sector. He has also been a director of investor relations and business development at UBS.

Aureos specialises in providing expansion and buyout capital to unlisted mid-cap business in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

The firm recently invested $10 million in ITS InfoComunicacion, an IT services provider that supports infrastructure in Costa Rica. In August, it said that its Aureos Africa Fund had increased its assets under management to $318 million, with a final close expected in December.