Cinven recruits Kahr as partner and North America head

Most recently, she was a senior managing director at Blackstone.

Cinven has named Julia Kahr as a partner and head of North America. Most recently, she was a senior managing director at Blackstone.


International private equity firm Cinven today announces that it has appointed Julia Kahr as a Partner and Head of North America. Based in New York, Julia will lead and oversee Cinven’s operations in North America.

Julia was most recently a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone, which she joined in 2004, leading investments in the Healthcare and Industrials sectors. Her significant expertise in the Healthcare Private Equity market specifically includes investments in market-leading businesses within the pharma services, medical devices and life sciences sectors.

Julia joins Cinven’s U.S. team, which has been involved in a number of companies in the Healthcare and Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) sectors and has also supported the U.S.-based acquisitions for several of Cinven’s European portfolio companies. Recent Cinven investments include BioAgilytix, a global bioanalytical services business; Nitel, a technology services provider; Drake Software, a provider of software for tax preparers; National Seating & Mobility, a provider of complex rehabilitation mobility and accessibility solutions; and Jaggaer, a global provider of procurement software for large and medium-sized enterprises.

Alex Leslie, Partner, who previously moved to New York to lead Cinven’s capabilities in the region, will return to London in September 2022 and remain an integral member of Cinven’s leadership team.