KKR, a global investment firm, has appointed Michaela Wood as a director

Based in London, Wood will join the EMEA private equity team to work on UK coverage as well as supporting investments in the business services sector across Europe.

Wood joins KKR after six years at CVC Capital Partners where she worked on a range of transactions including the RAC, QA, Neptune Energy, PRO14 Rugby and Six Nations Rugby.

Wood will report to Tim Franks, partner and head of the UK.

Franks said, “We are delighted to welcome Michaela to our UK team at an exciting moment for KKR as our investment platforms continue to grow. Her impressive track record and deep knowledge of both the UK and the Business Services sector will prove invaluable in sourcing and executing investment opportunities.”

Philipp Freise and Mattia Caprioli, partners and co-heads of Private Equity in Europe at KKR, added, “We are delighted that KKR continues to attract leading talent in Europe, and we look forward to working with Michaela.”

Wood said, “KKR has a strong position in the UK and I’m looking forward to working with the team to invest in leading UK businesses across the full range of KKR’s private equity platform, following successful recent investments.”