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New Appointments at Close Brothers

Two new investment managers have been taken on to at a time when the company is raising a new fund, CBPE Fund VI.

Close Brothers Private Equity has made two new appointments, bringing its team to 11 executives. Mark Perryman and John Fisher join CBPE as investment managers in the firm's London office.

Mark Perryman has joined from PwC corporate finance, where he specialised for three years in advising institutions and management teams on leveraged buy-outs. Perryman qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC in 1998.

John Fisher has joined CBPE from the corporate finance department of NM Rothschild. He qualified as an ACA with Arthur Andersen and also worked in its private equity transaction service team.

John Snook, managing partner of CBPE, said: “2000 was a record year for CBPE; we invested £85m in 8 deals during the year and expect to invest £100m this year in the mid market transactions in which we specialise. Progress in raising our new £200m fund, CBPE Fund VI, is very encouraging so we expect to be busier still in 2001.”