Hollyport expands investment team

The tail-end specialist has hired five staff in its London office including two investment professionals and has also made an internal transfer.

Hollyport Capital has expanded its investment and back office teams with the hire of five professionals and an internal transfer, Secondaries Investor has learned.

Seamus Crawford
Seamus Crawford

The London-based tail-end specialist hired three staff including two on its investment appraisal team, a spokeswoman confirmed. All hires are at the associate level.

Seamus Crawford joins from EY where he focused on restructuring, and David Rumpf joins from Commerzbank where he was a member of its M&A team working on large-cap and cross-border transactions.

David Rumpf
David Rumpf

Lucy Hosmer has also joined to focus on investor relations and deal origination. She joins from investment research firm Third Bridge.

Lama Al-Masri, who joined the firm in April 2015 to focus on deal origination and investor relations, has moved to the investment team as an analyst.

Hollyport also hired a fund accountant whose responsibilities will include portfolio monitoring and an office manager who will be involved in marketing, according to the spokesperson.

The hires, which were made during the summer, bring the total number of staff at the firm to 14.

Hollyport was founded in 2006 has $400 million in assets under management, according to PEI data.