Andrew Hartley, the former managing director of August Equity who stepped down from his position at the firm last year, has resurfaced at Chamonix Private Equity.
Chamonix is a private equity firm specialising in the fast-growing European secondaries direct market, and Hartley joins the firm as a partner alongside founders Jane Crawford and Chris Edge.
“The secondaries direct market is one of the few private equity areas experiencing and expecting growth,” said Hartley. “It is a highly attractive area for investors and Chamonix is well positioned to grow. I’ve been very impressed with the team’s professionalism, commitment and passion to succeed, and I’m confident there is a very bright future for me here.”
Hartley left UK mid-market firm August last October, citing a need for a fresh challenge after more than 13 years at the firm.
Hartley was a founder of August, having joined its predecessor at Kleinwort Benson in 1995. Prior to this he spent eight years at 3i, having also worked in stockbroking and banking.