Peak Rock Capital LLC has appointed Carsten Beck has a principal. Beck will be working in the firm’s Brussels, Belgium office. Previously, Beck worked as a director at Barclays’ investment banking unit in London.
AUSTIN, Texas, January 11, 2016 Peak Rock Capital LLC (“Peak Rock” or the “Firm”), a leading middle market private equity firm, today announced that Carsten Beck has been hired as a Principal in its Brussels, Belgium office. In his role, Mr. Beck will oversee Peak Rock’s business development group in Europe, help manage relationships and oversee the firm’s transaction sourcing efforts in the region.
Peak Rock has experienced tremendous growth since closing its inaugural fund in 2013. The Firm has since completed ten platform acquisitions and has hired twenty-five investment professionals in North America and Europe. “We are extremely proud of the outstanding team of professionals that we have built,” said Anthony DiSimone, Chief Executive Officer of Peak Rock. “We are confident that their capabilities and experience have added to our strong foundation for continued success.”
In 2014, Peak Rock opened its European affiliate, Peak Rock Capital Europe SPRL, in Brussels, Belgium.
The office is focused on identifying European companies that fit Peak Rock’s investment strategy, assisting with cross-border acquisition opportunities, and supporting Peak Rock’s North American based portfolio companies with European expansion.
“We are excited to have Carsten join our European team,” said Mr. DiSimone. “The quality and breadth of his experience will be very valuable as we continue to grow our presence in Europe.”
Mr. Beck was most recently a Director at Barclays’ Investment Banking Division in London where he led numerous public and private transactions in the manufacturing space. Prior to joining Barclays, Mr. Beck was a Vice President with Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Frankfurt and New York, advising on a range of M&A transactions across various industries. He began his career with McKinsey & Company in Germany.
Mr. Beck received a master’s degree in industrial engineering from Columbia University, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Mannheim, Germany, and a bachelor’s degree of business administration from Ecole Superieure de Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC), France.
ABOUT PEAK ROCK CAPITAL
Peak Rock Capital is a leading middle‐market private equity firm that makes equity and debt investments in companies in North America and Europe. Peak Rock focuses on investing in opportunities where it can support senior management in driving rapid growth and profit improvement through operational and strategic change. Peak Rock’s team has deep expertise in complex situations and cross border transactions, with the ability to provide tailored capital solutions and close transactions quickly where speed and certainty are priorities. For more information about Peak Rock Capital, please visit www.peakrockcapital.com.