CVC Capital Partners (“CVC”), a leading global private equity house, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sir Julian Horn-Smith as Senior Advisor to CVC, with immediate effect. Sir Julian will work with CVC’s Telecoms, Media and Technology (“TMT”) team to support CVC’s global investment advisory activities in the sector.
With 19 offices throughout Europe, Asia and the United States, CVC has an industry-leading global presence. CVC currently has €16 billion of uninvested equity capital, making the firm one of the top five sources of available private equity funding worldwide.
Sir Julian has spent more than 25 years in the telecommunications sector, most recently as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and main Board Member of Vodafone Group Plc. He has held a number of posts with Vodafone including Group Chief Operating Officer and was considered to be the principal architect of the firm’s international strategy. He was closely involved with many of Vodafone’s major transactions including the formation of Vodafone AirTouch in 1999 and the acquisition of Mannesmann in 2000 to create the world’s largest mobile telecommunications company. He is a member of the Board of Digicel Limited, the Caribbean and Pacific mobile telecom operator and a member of the Advisory Board of Altimo (the telecoms arm of Alfa Group). He is also a member of the Board of Lloyds Banking Group Plc and a Senior Advisor to UBS Investment Bank.
Lorne Somerville, Partner and head of TMT, said “We are very happy to have Sir Julian join us at CVC. His history of successful corporate development globally in telecommunications is second to none and he brings a wealth of experience to the team”
Sir Julian commented “CVC is a leader amongst the global private equity firms and the depth and breadth of its knowledge combined with its clear commitment to the Telecoms sector makes it very well placed for investing in this environment. I look forward to being part of CVC’s future.”