Strategic Value Partners has appointed Johan Van de Steen as a senior operating professional. Van de Steen joins the London office and will lead SVP Global’s European operating team.
Strategic Value Partners, LLC (“SVP Global”), a leading global investment firm focused on distressed and deep value opportunities, is pleased to announce the appointment of Johan Van de Steen as a Senior Operating Professional. Mr. Van de Steen joins the London office and will lead SVP Global’s European operating team.
Mr. Van de Steen, age 48, brings more than 20 years of operating experience to SVP Global. He is joining from Vision Capital where he was an Operating Partner and Head of the Portfolio Management Committee. Prior to that, Mr. Van de Steen was a Director and Operating Partner at KKR / Capstone. His operating experience also includes four years at McKinsey & Company and six years in the Communications Networks Division at Siemens.
Mr. Van de Steen received a Master of Science degree in Electronics Engineering from Katholik Universiteit Leuven in Belgium and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD in France.
“We are delighted to have Johan join the firm,” said Victor Khosla, Founder and Chief Investment Officer of SVP Global. “We continuously look for people that can add to our extensive operating capabilities and Johan has the perfect credentials to lead our European operating team. The operating team are an integral part of our investment approach and will play an even larger role as we continue to grow our business in Europe.”
“It is with great pleasure that I am becoming part of the SVP Global team,” said Johan Van de Steen, new Senior Operating Professional of SVP Global. “SVP Global has a long-established reputation for investing in distressed opportunities where value can be driven by both financial restructuring and operational change. I very much look forward to working alongside Victor and our European team in further enhancing our capabilities in the region.”
About SVP Global
SVP Global was founded in 2001 by Victor Khosla. With firm assets primarily across a hedge fund strategy ($1.7 billion) and private equity funds ($2.4 billion raised), SVP Global is a leading global investment firm with primary offices in Greenwich (CT), London, Frankfurt, and Tokyo. SVP Global is focused on distressed and deep value opportunities. The firm typically takes an active role in transactions, including driving the financial restructuring of companies and driving the strategic and operational direction of the company.