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Adveq announces three senior appointments


Zurich, January 10, 2006 – Adveq, the leading independent fund of funds investment manager in Europe, today announces three senior appointments: Rainer Ender and Tom Eriksson have been appointed Managing Directors and Nils Rode has been appointed Executive Director. These appointments became effective on January 1, 2006.

Rainer Ender, 37, came to Adveq in 2001 after working as an underwriter for alternative risk transfer at Zurich Reinsurance Company. Previously, he was a manager in the Financial Risk Management practice at Arthur Andersen. Rainer holds a MSc in physics and a PhD in Natural Sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) and he is a CFA charter holder.

Tom Eriksson, 38, joined Adveq in 2004. Prior to that, he held several management positions at Wärtsilä Corporation (Finland), including CFO, Marine Division, Vice President, group M&A and strategy, and treasury manager. While at Wärtsilä, Tom was responsible for several private equity transactions and investments. Previously, he has worked in capital markets trading at both Dresdner Kleinwort Benson in Frankfurt and Union Bank of Finland in Helsinki. Tom holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Helsinki Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Finland.

Nils Rode, 35, came to Adveq in early 2005 from his position as Vice President of a US-based Private Equity-backed IT and telecommunications company. Prior to that, Nils worked for seven years as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company and also gained experience in the equity fund management business at Deutsche Bank’s DWS Investments. Nils holds a Master’s degree from ESCP-EAP (Paris-Oxford-Berlin), graduating first in his class, and also holds a PhD in Strategic Management from the University of Lüneburg, Germany (summa cum laude).

Bruno Raschle, Managing Director of Adveq Management AG, said: “These appointments expand Adveq’s management team to include five Managing Directors and two Executive Directors – a testament to our company’s growth and positioning, as well as our commitment to retaining and developing the very best talents. The added depth and strength of experience these promotions bring to the team come at an important time for Adveq, as 2006 looks set to be another exciting year for our company.”


About Adveq
Adveq, the leading independent private equity fund of funds investment manager in Europe, has USD 1.7 billion under management. The company was founded in 1997 and is advising on over 100 fund investments world-wide. Almost all of Adveq’s investors are international institutions which benefit from Adveq’s global network of over 50 premier fund managers worldwide. Via these fund investments, Adveq has participated in more than 2,000 start-up and buyout investments. Adveq has an investment grade rating from an independent rating agency.

Adveq recently launched the third fund in their European program, Private Equity European Partners III. The fund will invest in a broad cross-section of Europe’s leading private equity funds covering buyouts of all sizes and venture capital. It is expected that the fund will have its final close towards the end of the first quarter of 2006.
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