KKR has poached a CVC Capital Partners senior managing director to lead its European healthcare team.

Iñaki Cobo Bachiller spent almost 20 years at CVC. Over the course of his career he has deployed €3bn of equity across 14 transactions, focused both on Spain and the healthcare sector.

Prior to joining CVC Bachiller spent time as a credit risk analyst at Banco Santander and in the private equity division at William E. Simon & Sons.

Bachiller joins KKR’s senior EMEA team of six partners and ten directors led by Johannes Huth. His arrival follows that of former Advent International man Tim Franks as head of the firm’s EMEA consumer and retail team earlier this year.

“Iñaki further bolsters the depth and experience of our senior European team, both in healthcare and in our regional coverage,” said Huth.