Cinven appoints Schick, Quemada, Rajagopalan as co-managing partners

Stuart McAlpine will become chairman of the firm.

  • Schick to chair the portfolio review committee
  • Quemada will chair the investment committee
  • Rajagopalan will lead day-to-day operations of the firm as CEO 

Cinven has appointed Bruno Schick, Jorge Quemada and Supraj Rajagopalan as equal co-managing partners.

Schick, who led Cinven’s investment strategy in the DACH region, will chair the portfolio review committee and Quemada, who has driven the firm’s investment strategy in Iberia since inception, will chair the investment committee. Rajagopalan, who led Cinven’s healthcare sector investment team, will lead and manage the day-to-day operations of the firm as CEO and will chair the executive committee.

Stuart McAlpine will become chairman of the firm and remain a standing member of its investment committee. He served as managing partner of the firm between 2015 and 2024, having previously led the healthcare sector team and the UK and Ireland regional team.

Together they will determine the strategic direction and development of Cinven in collaboration with its executive committee and partner group and broader Cinven team.

Schick and Quemada will continue with their regional responsibilities.

This reflects the increased size of the firm’s recently raised Eighth Fund, AUM, employee numbers and international footprint. Fund eight has raised $14.5 billion.

London-based Cinven is an international private equity firm. Its assets increased from €11 billion to €44 billion and the capacity and employee numbers more than doubled to 260 with offices now in Frankfurt, Guernsey, London, Luxemburg, Madrid, Milan, New York and Paris.