Lyceum bulks up – Exclusive

The mid-market firm, co-founded by Jeremy Hand, has added six people – from RBS, Advent International and European Capital among others – to its team in London, bringing headcount up to 30.

UK mid-market investor Lyceum Capital has added six people to its London office across its investment team and operations.

Luke Kingston, previously a director of financial sponsors at RBS and an investment manager at Sovereign Capital, has joined as a director in in Lyceum’s deal origination and research team.

The firm has also appointed a director of banking and investor relations; Anne-Claire de Pompignan was formerly an investment director in the debt team at European Capital.

Regina Malzburg-Collins has joined Lyceum from outside the private equity industry as the firm’s first head of marketing.

Lyceum has also added Advent International’s Anne Sofie Staunsbaek as an investment manager, a former manager from investment bank Spayne Lindsay, Tom Maizels, as an investment executive and Mike Driscoll, previously with Lyceum’s portfolio company Bellrock, into Lyceum’s operations team.

The London-based firm, which is located a stone’s throw from the Lyceum Theatre, has now invested or committed around 70 percent of its £300 million third fund. Investors in the fund include the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System, AP Fonden 2 and AlpInvest Partners, according to PEI data.

Based on its current investment pace, Lyceum will most likely come to market with its next fund in the first half of 2017, said a source with knowledge of the firm. A spokesperson for Lyceum declined to comment on fundraising activity.

Lyceum has evolved from being a generalist mid-market investor to one focusing more on business-to-business enterprises, particularly those with a technology angle, managing partner Jeremy Hand told PEI earlier this year.