Terra Firma’s Guy Hands Bullish on European Private Equity
Guy Hands, formerly of Nomura Securities and now chairman and CIO of London-based private equity shop Terra Firma, is salivating over the next wave of sell-offs.
By Jay Akasie
Guy Hands was already a star at Goldman Sachs when in 1994 he approached the new CEO, Jon Corzine, to pitch his plan to buy and turn around a string of faltering English pubs.
Corzine said no. Hands jumped ship to Nomura Securities, where over the next decade his team acquired 15 businesses with an aggregate enterprise value of some $27 billion. But the English pub turnaround....