Partners Group, a private markets firm, has appointed Wolf-Henning Scheider as partner and head of its private equity department.

Mr. Scheider will concentrate on the firm’s control private equity portfolio, which is divided into four industry verticals.

Mr. Scheideris is currently CEO and chairman of the board of management at ZF Group, a technology company.

David Layton, CEO of Partners Group, said, “We are delighted to welcome Wolf to Partners Group. While the term ‘private equity’ conjures up a Wall-Street image for some, our private equity approach today is about building businesses. With more than three decades of senior management experience, Wolf is positioned to deepen the operational expertise that underlies our investing efforts.”