Tikehau Capital, a global alternative asset management group, has appointed Sir Peter Westmacott as its UK Chairman. The appointment follows another strong year of activity for Tikehau Capital in the UK, in both capital deployment and in fundraising activities with local institutional investors and wealth managers.
Westmacott assumes the role of UK Chairman in addition to his current role as Chairman of the International Advisory Board of Tikehau Capital, which he has held since January 2019. A highly experienced and decorated former British Ambassador, he will work closely with Tikehau Capital’s Head of UK and Iberia Carmen Alonso to accelerate the growth of the Group’s UK business.
The appointment will help expand the Group’s reach and visibility in the UK and internationally, leveraging Westmacott’s wealth of experience in international and corporate affairs. His contribution will be instrumental in developing Tikehau Capital’s UK presence and accelerating the Group’s fundraising activities, as well as supporting its investment origination efforts.
Tikehau Capital established its London office in 2013. Today, it is the firm’s second largest office with close to 60 professionals, with dedicated UK investment teams for private debt, private equity and real estate, as well as Tikehau Capital’s pan-European CLO and special opportunities investment teams. In addition, since 2020, Tikehau Capital has strengthened its local fundraising capabilities with UK-based institutional investors and wealth managers.