French financial services specialist BlackFin Capital Partners opened its Frankfurt office in 2017, where Franzmeyer will be based.
Will Southgate and Gessica Howarth have joined the Rutland Partners deal team, joining from PwC and Goldman Sachs respectively.
Markova joins from SMBC where she was an executive director in its European leveraged finance division.
Ankri acts for private equity firms, corporates and hedge funds, advising on acquisitions and restructurings.
Idinvest Partners has hired Guillaume Santamaria as an investment director in Idinvest’s Growth Capital team, which held a first close on a new fund at €250m in November 2016.
Daniele Gatti has been named CFO while Giancarlo Beraudo and Francesco Lodrini have been promoted to partner. The promotions come shortly after Ambienta closed its third fund on €635m.
Keven Parker and Andy Tupholme will join NorthEdge Capital as portfolio directors, working alongside head of portfolio Ian Plumb.
Virginia Doble led Sovereign’s IR and fundraising efforts for more than a decade. She has now joined emerging markets firm Actis.
Smits is chair of Newton Investment Management and also a co-founder of women in private equity organisation Level 20.
Before joining Cipio, Brand founded and listed German babycare business Windeln.