Thursday, November 8, 2007

The Carlyle Group has added three senior pros for its Central and Eastern European

The Carlyle Group has added three senior pros for its Central and Eastern European private equity team, based in Warsaw. They are: Janusz Guy, managing director, formerly a managing director with Spectra Holding; Piotr Nocen, director, former partner with 3TS Capital Partners; and Aleksander Kacprzyk, director, formerly with McKinsey & Co.


Global private equity firm The Carlyle Group today announced that three senior private equity professionals have joined its Central and Eastern European team based in Warsaw, Poland. Janusz R. Guy, Managing Director, Aleksander Kacprzyk, Director and Piotr Nocen, Director, will join the team established by Managing Director, Ryszard Wojtkowski, in August 2007.

Janusz R. Guy, Managing Director, comes to Carlyle from a variety of Senior Executive assignments with global and international businesses. Most recently he was a Managing Director at Spectra Holding, a privately held holding company with majority interest in large pharmaceutical companies in Poland and CEE region. Prior to this Mr Guy was Vice President of IVAX Pharmaceuticals, the sole shareholder of Polfa Kutno, which Mr Guy led through a successful restructuring process as President and CEO. Mr Guy has also held General Director positions at Diageo, Benckiser N.V. and The Coca-Cola Company. Mr. Guy gained his MBA in International Business from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Aleksander Kacprzyk, Director, joins from a prominent investment firm in Poland where he was Investment Director. Prior to this Mr. Kacprzyk was with McKinsey & Co where he worked on projects in the manufacturing, consumer goods, financial institutions, transportation and pharmaceutical sectors. Mr. Kacprzyk has an MBA from Sloan School of Management at MIT.

Piotr Nocen, Director was previously an Investment Director and Partner at 3TS Capital Partners. Prior to 3TS, Mr. Nocen worked with the Financial Advisory Services team at PwC. Mr. Nocen has experience in the media, telecoms and technology sectors. He has an M.Sc. in Finance and Banking from Warsaw School of Economics (Poland) and is a CFA charterholder.

Ryszard Wojtkowski, Managing Director, The Carlyle Group, commenting on the team expansion, said: "Janusz, Aleksander and Piotr are three fantastic additions to Carlyle's Central and Eastern European team. They bring with them close to 50 years of experience in M&A and company management combined with deep local market knowledge. I am delighted that we have been able to attract such high caliber investment professionals so soon after opening the CEE office."

Daniel A. D'Aniello, Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group, added: "With this new injection of talent into the CEE team, we have created a strong platform for investment in this exciting region. The hiring of Janusz, Aleksander and Piotr fits right into our global strategy of creating regional teams staffed by local professionals, who bring to Carlyle their knowledge and networks in the countries in which we invest."

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