MVision senior director to join Abraaj – Exclusive

London-based Chris Miller will join the emerging markets-focused investment firm at the end of April.

MVision Private Equity Advisors has lost a senior director in its London office, Private Equity International has learned.

Chris Miller, who focuses on fundraising and advisory work in the Nordics and Middle East, will join Dubai-headquartered Abraaj Group’s investor relations team at the end of April, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

His last day at the placement agent and advisory firm will be on Friday and he will join the emerging markets specialist’s London office, the sources said.

Miller joined MVision in January 2012 from law firm Ashurst where he focused on private equity fund formation, according to the placement agent’s website. At MVision he has led projects including advising new teams on attracting institutional capital, as well as working with established private equity firms on diversifying their institutional funding base. He has also advised clients on ESG matters and regulatory issues including the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), the European regulatory framework for alternative investment fund managers.

Miller has worked with private equity firms including Capvis, Gulf Capital and Nordic Capital, according to MVision’s website.

PEI understands that MVision, which has a team of 50 professionals worldwide, is looking for candidates to replace Miller. Its London office has seven members in its senior team.

Abraaj is currently investing a number of funds across its target regions, including the $526 million Abraaj Turkey Fund, and its $990 million sub-Saharan Africa fund. The firm has 21 global offices.

MVision and Abraaj declined to comment.