Duke Street strengthens French operations

Duke Street Capital’s Paris office has made its second hire in the last two months with the appointment of Vincent Dupuy as an investment manager.

Duke Street Capital, a European mid-market private equity firm, has bolstered its Paris office with the appointment of Vincent Dupuy as investment manager.
 
Dupuy, who for three years was a consultant at Newtonmore Advisors, a London-based M&A and private equity consultancy, will join Duke Street Capital France later this month.
 
He began his career as an analyst and then an associate with BNP Paribas Corporate Finance in London, before joining Newtonmore Advisors.
 
Dupuy’s hire follows a busy recruitment period for Duke Street Capital in the run up to launching its sixth buyout fund. Last month, the French office hired former Apax Partners director Didier Bismuth as a partner.  The firm’s French operation is headed by managing partner Frédéric Chauffier.
 
In London, former Permira executive Charlie Troup joined as a partner in January, followed by the appointments of International Power chairman Sir Neville Simms as an operating partner and former Morgan Stanley banker Colin Curvey as a partner in March.
 
Duke Street Capital is currently raising its first fund since founder Ed Truell left the firm to set up his own business. No target has been disclosed for fund VI, but it is expected to have a similar size to the 2001 vintage €845 million ($1.07 billion) DSC V.