Veld Capital appoints CFO and partners

The business, which spun out of AnaCap last year has made its first major appointments as an independent fund manager.

European private credit investor Veld Capital has appointed Richard Kirkby, formerly of CVC Capital Partners, as its CFO.

The appointment comes at the same time as the firm promoted Konstantin Karchinov and Sebastien Wigdo to partner.

Kirkby was previously head of fund accounting at CVC Credit and has also worked in risk management for Davidson Kempner European Partners. At Veld he will take responsibility for finance across the firm’s platform including all funds and management entities.

Karchinov joined Veld Capital in 2009 when it was AnaCap Credit, and was a managing director with senior oversight and responsibility for deal origination and execution of credit investments. Before joining AnaCap he was at JPMorgan as part of the principal investments team in New York and later in London with a focus on whole loans portfolios, asset backed lending and servicing and origination platforms.

Wigdo joined Veld in 2019 and was a managing director with responsibility for deal origination and execution of real estate-backed investments. Prior to joining he spent six years at King Street Capital as part of the investment team in London. He also spent five years at Deutsche Bank in its Paris M&A team and later in acquisition finance in London.

Veld Capital was formed at the end of 2022 as a carve out of AnaCap Financial Partners’ credit business including its legacy funds.

Justin Sulger, managing partner at Veld, said: “I am delighted to underline the significant contributions to date of both Sebastien and Konstantin, who have consistently performed to exceptional standards and delivered strong results for our business, in joining me as Partners at Veld Capital. We are also very excited to bring Richard into the business as CFO, as we begin this exciting new chapter.”