Apponyi joins Z Capital as MD and investor development European head

Z Capital Group LLC has hired Alexander Apponyi as a managing director and European head of investor development. Previously, Apponyi worked at Jefferies International where he served as European head of the firm’s private capital group.


NEW YORK, July 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Z Capital Group, L.L.C. (“Z Capital”), a leading alternative asset manager focused on opportunistic, value-oriented private equity and credit funds, today announced the appointment of Alexander Apponyi as a Managing Director and European Head of Investor Development. Mr. Apponyi will be based in London and will lead Z Capital’s European investor development efforts.

Mr. Apponyi joins Z Capital from Jefferies International, where he served as the European Head of the firm’s Private Capital Group. In this role, Mr. Apponyi led origination efforts in Europe, the Middle East and Asia and worked on more than $14 billion in fund placements and private financings. Prior to his time at Jefferies, Mr. Apponyi held several senior capital raising roles at Brookfield Asset Management, BerchWood Partners and UBS Investment Bank, in which he built deep relationships with numerous institutional investors and gained substantial experience across various alternative investment platforms. Additionally, Mr. Apponyi founded Bastion Advisors, a primary alternative capital-raising firm, and co-founded Adhan Partners, a secondary liquidity solutions firm for private equity and real estate clients.

James Zenni, President, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Z Capital Group, said, “We are pleased to welcome Alexander to Z Capital and are confident that he will be a tremendous asset to our investor development initiatives. His strong experience in successfully managing numerous capital raises will bring great value to our limited partners in Europe and our firm worldwide.”

Mr. Apponyi said, “I am excited to join Z Capital, a firm with an excellent reputation and tremendous opportunities ahead. I am eager to integrate with the team and support the firm’s investors across the globe.”

About Z Capital Group
Z Capital Group, L.L.C. and its subsidiaries (“Z Capital”) are a leading alternative asset management firm with approximately $2.3 billion of regulatory assets under management. For over two decades, the Partners of Z Capital have worked exclusively to realize significant capital appreciation by making controlling equity investments in manufacturing and industrial companies across a diverse array of industries, including basic materials, branded consumer, automotive parts, capital equipment and general manufacturing.

Z Capital creates value for its investors by working constructively with talented management teams to make businesses better, and generates investment returns by structurally improving the strategic position, competitiveness and profitability of its portfolio companies, rather than primarily relying on financial leverage. The Z Capital Funds’ portfolio companies have aggregate annual revenues of approximately $1.3 billion, sell products in 57 countries, and have over 11,000 employees and an excess of 200,000 associates, directly and through joint ventures worldwide. The Z Capital investment strategy and portfolio companies are described at