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Three Hills welcomes new Partner Pablo Vélez to bolster its senior management

4 May 2022 Company News

Three Hills Capital Partners (“THCP”) is delighted to announce the appointment of Pablo Vélez as Partner and member of the THCP Investment Committee. Pablo is a veteran in the industry and his appointment further strengthens THCP’s senior management team, bringing the Investment Committee to seven members with more than 140 years of collective investment experience. Based in London, Pablo will focus on deal origination and execution across THCP’s core geographic markets in Europe.

Pablo brings a considerable 22-years of experience to the role, including both private equity and direct lending globally. He spent the last 10 years with the European Principal Group at Oaktree Capital Management. Prior to joining Oaktree, Pablo worked as a Principal for Trilantic Capital Partners (formerly Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking), an investment management firm in London. Before that, Pablo was as an Associate in New York within the Latin America team at DB Capital Partners, the private equity arm of Deutsche Bank. Pablo has an MBA from Harvard Business School and is an Industrial Engineer from the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia.  

Earlier in the year, THCP continued its active build out of the deal team with the additions of Associates Bilal Tahir, based in London, and Leopoldo Poletti, based in Milan. Prior to THCP, Bilal worked in Private Debt at ICG and was responsible for originating and executing investments on a pan-European basis. Leopoldo was an Investment Banker at J.P. Morgan as part of the EMEA Diversified Industries Team in London, gaining significant experience in M&A, IPO and debt and equity cross-border transactions.

Pablo’s addition, combined with the two Associate-level hires, brings the total investment team to 17 professionals offering a deliberate mix of blue-chip credit and private equity backgrounds. Since inception, THCP has consistently built out the team and supporting infrastructure ahead of fund deployment, with further hires expected in the near term.  Including THCP’s holding company, Atypical Partner, the firm currently operates with a large, well-established team of 57 experienced professionals across three offices in London, Milan and Luxembourg.

Commenting on the new additions, Mauro Moretti, Partner and Chair of the THCP Investment Committee, said:

We are thrilled to add Pablo as a Partner and member of the Investment Committee, which we have carefully constructed to have unique and complementary specialisms. The calibre of Pablo’s career history demonstrates the attractiveness of our investment strategy and highlights our growth expectations for the firm. To align with these expectations, we will expect to make further hires across the firm in order to continue to build solid foundations for future growth.

Mauro Moretti, Partner and Chair of the THCP Investment Committee

Pablo commented:

THCP is a pioneer in preferred equity solutions with a young and disciplined team brimming with energy, creativity and a true sense of purpose. I’m excited to be able to combine my past experience in both private debt and equity investing to support exciting entrepreneurs to sustainably grow their businesses with flexible funding solutions. I hope that my skillset and network can bring a new perspective to the THCP team and I am confident that, together, we will uncover new opportunities in the European mid-market.