Ex-French PM Fillon joins PE firm Tikehau: Financial Times

Former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon is joining Paris-based private equity firm Tikehau Capital, according to the Financial Times. The appointment is notable considering that Fillon is currently under investigation for embezzlement. However, a spokesman for Tikehau told the news outlet that Fillon’s legal problems, which dashed his hopes to become president of the country, would not be a hindrance. Fillon was charged with funneling over 800,000 euros in order to hire his wife and children in fake jobs as parliamentary aides. From 2007 to 2012, Fillon was prime minister of France under President Nicolas Sarkozy.