CVC Capital Partners ("CVC"), one of the world's leading private equity and investment advisory firms, has hired Thomas J. Kichler as a Partner and Head of Industrials and Energy in the United States.

Tom Kichler joins CVC from One Equity Partners ("OEP"), where he was a Partner and Managing Director. Tom has over 13 years of experience in the private equity industry, and a proven track record in numerous transactions across the industrials and energy sector. In his previous role, Tom was the lead partner of many deals including LBC Tank Terminals, Progress Rail, OCI, Columbian Chemicals, Sonneborn Refined Products, Polarcus, PeroxyChem and East Balt. Prior to joining OEP in 2002, Kichler worked at Salomon/Citigroup CIB, Wasserstein Perella and Ernst & Young.

Christopher J. Stadler, Managing Partner of CVC's U.S. business, said: "I am delighted that Tom has joined us. His wealth of industry expertise will be of great value to CVC and we look forward to working with Tom to further develop our presence in the industrials and oil & gas markets."

Tom Kichler added: "I am thrilled to be joining a firm as successful as CVC, with a great track record, a truly global network and deep expertise across industries. I look forward to working with Chris and his team as we continue to identify future investment opportunities."