Montana continues build-out with CFO hire

The appointment of Katja Baur follows that of former Adveq chief Sven Liden, who became COO of the secondaries buyer last month.

Niche secondaries firm Montana Capital Partners has added a chief financial officer to its fast-growing senior management team.

Katja Baur started in June, according to the firm’s website. She joins from European direct secondaries firm Evoco, where she was in charge of all financial, operational, regulatory and tax matters, as well as valuing portfolio companies and the legal structuring of transactions.

Prior to that she was CFO at Alpha Associates, a private equity, private debt and infrastructure manager that makes primary fund commitments, direct co-investments and takes secondaries stakes in mature portfolios.

“I’m truly excited about having joined Montana Capital Partners, a company with an impressive track record and excellent reputation in the market and I’m looking forward to work with the team on the further growth trajectory they have recently successfully launched with Fund IV,” Baur told Secondaries Investor via email.

Her hire follows the appointment of Adveq’s former chief executive Sven Liden last month to the newly created role of chief operating officer, as Secondaries Investor reported.

Montana hit an €800 million final close in April for mcp Opportunity Secondary Program IV, double the amount raised for its predecessor, as Secondaries Investor reported. The fund had been in the market for five months.

Baar, Switzerland-headquartered Montana was founded in 2011 by two former Capital Dynamics executives, Marco Wulff and Christian Diller. The firm focuses on small and complex secondaries transactions with an emphasis on proprietary deals.