Fisher Lynch hires MD for London expansion

The firm has brought on former Cinven partner Marcus Wood to lead the firm’s expansion into the European market.

Fisher Lynch Capital has made its first hire for the firm’s new London office, which is expected to open sometime next year, according to a statement. Marcus Wood, a former partner at Cinven, will join the firm as managing director.

Wood will lead the firm’s European expansion effort with a primary focus on co-investment initiatives. He will also spearhead the staffing and launch of the London office, said a source close to the firm. The firm has not made any other hires for the new office, which will be partially staffed by members of the firm’s San Mateo, California and Boston offices in its early days, the source said.

At Cinven, Wood led transactions across several industries and European markets and sat on the boards of Amadeus, Corgi Classics, Medimedia and Smurfit Kappa, Fisher Lynch said in a statement. He left the firm in 2006, according to his LinkedIn profile. It is unclear why Wood left the firm.

Prior to Cinven, Wood was an executive at Intermediate Capital Group, a European mezzanine finance provider.

Fisher Lynch expanded its Boston office earlier this year, adding director of investor relations Kristie Goodman and director of administration and legal affairs Dana O’Brien. Both positions created new roles for the firm.

Fisher Lynch manages $2 billion in committed capital across its investment partnerships, which include buyout funds of funds, venture capital funds of funds and private equity co-investment funds, according to the firm’s website. The firm’s private equity business typically targets co-investments between $10 million to $100 million through several strategies.