Pamplona expands in the US with new partner

Bill Pruellage will be based in the New York office

London-based Pamplona Capital Management has hired Bill Pruellage to be partner in the firm’s New York office. Pruellage will be tasked with expanding the US presence of the firm.

As part of that role, he will be sourcing and managing new investments across various industrial, consumer and service sectors.

Pruellage was previously at Castle Harlan, a New York private equity firm, where he served as co-president since 2010. His recent transactions include the sale of Pretium Packaging to Genstar Capital and the acquisition of Gold Star Foods from Prospect Partners.

Pamplona is currently investing out of its latest fund, a $4 billion vehicle which closed in June of this year according to Private Equity International's research and analytics division.

The firm was most recently in the news in the US for its acquisition of Mobile, Alabama-based BBB Industries, a manufacturer and distributor of automotive parts. Pamplona also has a majority stake in Alvogen, and Boston-based Beacon Rail.