Private equity firm Permira has appointed Jon Maschmeyer to partner in its New York office to drive the firm’s U.S. healthcare sector efforts.

At Permira, Maschmeyer will play a role in both identifying new strategic investment opportunities and working with the firm’s portfolio companies to execute on their growth drivers and generate value. Maschmeyer was most recently serving as senior partner and co-head of healthcare at the Vistria Group, where he focused on sourcing and executing investments in pharmaceutical services. Prior to joining Vistria, he served as a partner at Chicago Pacific Founders, a strategic healthcare investment fund focused on healthcare services, where he was instrumental in identifying and driving value for the firm’s first investments following its launch. He was previously a healthcare investor with Pritzker Group and RoundTable Healthcare Partners.