KKR snags 3i’s head of Spain

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts is hiring the former head of Spain at 3i, Alejo Vidal-Quadras, a source confirmed.

The hiring has been reported in the European press. Vidal-Quadras joined 3i in 2005 and has been responsible for investments in Spain and Portugal, according to 3i’s website, where Vidal-Quadras is still listed as an employee.

Prior to 3i, Vidal-Quadras worked at Rothschild in Madrid and before that, he worked at JPMorgan’s real estate group in London.

KKR opened a Madrid office earlier this year. Jesús Olmos Clavijo is the firm’s head of Spain. KKR has invested more than $1.2 billion in Spain over the past three years, according to a February statement from the firm.

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