The Rohatyn Group, an asset management firm focused on emerging markets and real assets, has appointed Colin Clark and Erik Kankainen as partners.

Clark has over 20 years of experience in private equity in Europe including buy-outs and growth capital investments. Before joining TRG in 2013, Clark served as a partner at CVCI and structured project finance transactions for Citi across the EMEA region.

Kankanian has over 15 years of experience in timber investing. Before joining TRG, he was a forest investment manager with GMO Renewable Resources. He also spent time as a senior economist in bioenergy with Forrest Economic Advisors.

“The addition of Colin reflects our expectation that the CEE region, along with broader peripheral Europe, offers highly compelling investment opportunities and will continue to do so in the years to come,” said Miguel Gutierrez, TRG partner. “Colin has vast experience with complex transactions, and developed and implemented a pioneering East to West European private equity strategy.”

 “Erik’s unparalleled experience in and knowledge of the timber sector has been instrumental in growing TRG’s forestry and agriculture practice,” added Mike Claridge, TRG partner. “Erik has helped build out a rigorous investment management model well suited to the rapidly changing landscape for the forestry asset class.”