Bowen Joins PE Firm Pomona Capital

Nov 17 2010 | 8:31am ET

Global private equity firm Pomona Capital has added Sebastien Bowen to its London team. Bowen joins Pomona as an investment director focusing on secondary investment analysis and deal sourcing in Europe.

Prior to joining Pomona, Bowen was a director at MetLife Investments, and before that had spent most of his career at AXA Private Equity in London, specializing in primary and secondary private equity opportunities in Europe. He has an M.A. from the University of Edinburgh.

Other recent additions to the Pomona Capital global team include Vivian Mandis, who joined as a managing director to lead the firm's investor relations efforts; Katrina Cokeng, a vice president based in Hong Kong and focusing on investment analysis and deal sourcing in Asia; and London-based Michael Cronin, a senior associate focused on secondary investment analysis and deal sourcing in Europe.

All three hires have extensive experience in the private equity and financial services industry. 

"We are thrilled to have Sebastien, Vivian, Katrina and Michael join our team," said Michael Granoff, Pomona Capital CEO. "These individuals greatly add to the experience and capabilities of our growing global business."

Pomona Capital, founded in 1994, is an international private equity firm with approximately $6 billion in capital commitments across a series of secondaries, primaries and co-investment strategies from a global group of 200 sophisticated investors. Pomona Capital owns partnership interests in over 500 private equity funds, diversified across the entire spectrum of private equity, with investments in 5,000+ companies. The company has offices in New York, London, and Hong Kong and enjoys a strategic partnership with the ING Group. 


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