May 15 2006

AnaCap Financial Partners Establishes Strategic Advisory Board

AnaCap Financial Partners (“AnaCap”), the recently launched specialist private equity fund focused in financial services throughout Europe, today announced that it has appointed three members to its Strategic Advisory Board: Andrew Jackson, Founder, Intermediate Capital Group; Michael Callen, Former Head of Citicorp Worldwide Corporate Division; and Rudi Doerr, Former Group Vice President of GMAC Europe.

Andrew Jackson was previously a Director and co-founder of Intermediate Capital Group PLC (“ICG”). He helped establish ICG as the leading independent arranger and provider of mezzanine finance in Europe. Prior to founding ICG, he worked at Chemical Bank for 16 years where he held positions as head of corporate banking in London and general manager of Chemical Bank Switzerland.

“It is a real pleasure to be associated with this exceptional team of experienced professionals. The fund is the first in Europe to focus exclusively on this undeveloped and interesting sector and I have every confidence in Anacap’s future development and investment success.” said Andrew Jackson.

Michael Callen is the former head of Citicorp’s worldwide Corporate Division, represented in 90 countries. He is currently a board member of AMBAC Financial Group and Intervest as well as the only non-Korean to be appointed a Director of the Woori Financial Group, the largest bank holding company in Korea. He is a former faculty member of Columbia University Business School and is a current Masters faculty member in the Foreign Science Program at Georgetown University. He has taught many seminars in Russia, the Czech Republic, Poland and East Asia.

Rudi Doerr is the former Group Vice President of GMAC Europe where he had responsibility for operations in 17 European countries with assets of over €7.7 billion. The vast majority of his international career has been spent in business operations, including the start-up of the European Treasury Centre.

“We are pleased with the talent we have been able to appoint as our Strategic Advisory Board. Their breadth of knowledge and experience will be a huge advantage to AnaCap when considering investment opportunities.” said Peter Cartwright, Principal of AnaCap.

About AnaCap Financial Partners LLP

AnaCap is a €300 million specialist private equity fund focusing on pan-European investments in the financial services sector. It has a distinctive combination of operational and financial experience that it brings to its investments, targeting those businesses with high growth, strong management teams or restructuring needs. Based in London, the fund has 16 highly regarded global institutional investors including Goldman Sachs, Honeywell, Rothschild, Allianz, and Adams Street Partners.