PEI boosts leadership team in US

Private equity veteran John Higgins is joining the publisher of Private Equity International to help extend its reach into the world’s largest alternative investment markets.

PEI, the publisher of Private Equity International, has appointed John A. Higgins as Managing Director – Americas. This newly created management role is intended to lead and support the company’s team in New York and position it for further growth in the US.

Higgins is a communications and human capital specialist who brings deep knowledge of the private capital business in the US gained through involvement with private equity since 1993 whilst at Broadgate Consultants in New York, and latterly as an independent consultant to many leading US GPs.

In his new role, Higgins will champion PEI’s American business strategy within the PEI Group, strengthen the company’s ties to its key markets and support the PEI team’s growth in New York.

Tim McLoughlin, PEI’s London-based group managing director, said: “PEI has been in New York for more than 10 years and for all our activities combined, the US is our biggest market and the fastest growing. It’s also a territory where we have significant headroom for further growth. That is why we’ve decided it is the right time to invest in additional management and leadership for PEI Inc. With John, we‘ve been fortunate to be able to add a highly capable operator who already knows our business, our New York team and our asset classes extremely well.”

PEI is a leading financial information group dedicated to the alternative asset classes of private equity, real estate and infrastructure globally. It has more than 120 staff based in London, New York and Hong Kong and is wholly owned by its management and employees.

PEI currently publishes five globally recognised magazines alongside five news websites and manages an extensive set of databases dedicated to alternative assets. The company also runs 30 market-leading conferences globally, publishes a library of over 35 specialist books and directories, and operates a significant training business.