NatWest private equity subsidiary, NatWest Equity Partners, has
appointed James Murray to the newly created post of corporate affairs
Murray will take up the job on 25 October. He joins from NM Rothschild
and Sons, where he has been group corporate affairs director for three
Murray will report to NatWest Equity Partners chief executive David Shaw
and will initially have a team of three, with the opportunity to
increase his staff.
His role will cover the whole of Europe including NatWest Equity
Partners’ major European markets: the UK, France, Germany, Spain and
NatWest Equity Partners director Mark Wordsworth said: ’James has a
blank sheet of paper to create the leading PR and marketing function not
just in the UK but throughout Europe.’
NatWest Equity Partners provides private equity for management buy-outs
and buy-ins, growth capital investments and public-to-private
transactions, and has pounds 2 billion of funds under management.
Murray has been recruited despite the fact that NatWest is the subject
of a pounds 22 billion hostile takeover bid by the Royal Bank of
Scotlan. As a result NatWest is planning to divest other subsidiaries:
Gartmore, Greenwich NatWest and Ulster Bank. NatWest Equity Partners
would be excluded from this scheme.