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Cathrin Petty

Managing Partner

CVC

London, UK

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Cathrin Petty’s Biography

Cathrin Petty is a Managing Partner and Global Head of Healthcare at CVC, a global leader in private equity and credit. A healthcare investment specialist, Cathrin joined the firm in 2016 with the aim of increasing CVC’s exposure to the healthcare sector.

CVC's Managing Partners aim to generate risk-adjusted returns across multiple sectors, including healthcare. As pressure on global health systems and rapidly changing technology transforms the way people approach healthcare, Cathrin is well-positioned to make the most of these investment opportunities.

During more than 20 years in the European healthcare sector, Cathrin has worked with both governments and corporations and, since joining CVC, she has overseen numerous deals in the sector, including investments in Theramex, FutureLife, Rayner, Sebia, Recordati, System C, Graphnet and Medivet.

Prior to CVC, Cathrin worked at J.P. Morgan as Head of Healthcare in the EMEA region. Previously she was a Partner at Apax Partners for more than a decade, served as a Non-Executive Director of Greater London’s Strategic Healthcare Authority,...
Cathrin Petty is a Managing Partner and Global Head of Healthcare at CVC, a global leader in private equity and credit. A healthcare investment specialist, Cathrin joined the firm in 2016 with the aim of increasing CVC’s exposure to the healthcare sector.

CVC's Managing Partners aim to generate risk-adjusted returns across multiple sectors, including healthcare. As pressure on global health systems and rapidly changing technology transforms the way people approach healthcare, Cathrin is well-positioned to make the most of these investment opportunities.

During more than 20 years in the European healthcare sector, Cathrin has worked with both governments and corporations and, since joining CVC, she has overseen numerous deals in the sector, including investments in Theramex, FutureLife, Rayner, Sebia, Recordati, System C, Graphnet and Medivet.

Prior to CVC, Cathrin worked at J.P. Morgan as Head of Healthcare in the EMEA region. Previously she was a Partner at Apax Partners for more than a decade, served as a Non-Executive Director of Greater London’s Strategic Healthcare Authority, and held positions at Vitruvian Partners and Schroder Ventures/Permira.

Cathrin currently sits on the Boards of System C, Rayner, Recordati, Theramex and Sebia and has held several non-executive positions, including at Intercell, Qualitest and Icon plc. She is chair of CVC’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Away from work, Cathrin sits on the corporate board of Great Ormond Street Hospital, and is a member of Level20’s advisory board and the Lifesciences Advisory Council. An accomplished sportswoman, Cathrin won six Cambridge blues and represented Wales in both hockey and tennis.

Cathrin holds a master’s degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, and a post-graduate diploma in Management Studies from Cambridge Judge Business School.
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Cathrin Petty’s Newsfeed

The Times
Women’s health firm aims to strengthen after buyout

Global head of healthcare at CVC, Cathrin Petty, was quoted in The Times.

Private Equity Wire
CVC Capital Partners VIII to invest in Rayner

Cathrin Petty, Managing Partner at CVC, comments on the firm's recent investment in Rayner, adding that the company is known globally as an innovator in the ophthalmology sector.

Cathrin Petty’s Background

CVC
Managing Partner
Jul 2016 - Present
London, UK
CVC is a credit and private equity firm with a global presence. It was founded in 1981 and now has 25 local offices throughout the world.
J.P. Morgan
Head of Healthcare - EMEA
Sep 2013 - Oct 2016
London, UK
Multinational investment bank J.P. Morgan is a leader in financial services. It offers banking solutions to some of the world's biggest and most influential companies, institutions and governments.
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Current Board Positions

CVC
Chair of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee
London, UK
Comprised of senior leaders and colleagues from across the CVC network, CVC’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee acts as a catalyst for change at CVC. CVC’s commitment to diversity, equal opportunities and inclusion extends to their portfolio companies.
FutureLife
Board Member
2022 - Present
Prague, CZ
FutureLife is a leading provider of IVF and related genetic services. Headquartered in Prague, the company has more than 34 clinics in eight countries and employs over 1,000 people.
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Previous Board Positions

Strategic Health Authority for Greater London - NHS
Non- Executive Board Member
London, UK
The Department of Health and Social Care, and by extension the Strategic Health Authority for Greater London, assists ministers in leading the nation's health and social care systems in order to help people live more independent, healthier lives for longer.
ICON
Non-Executive Board Member
Oct 2010 - Jan 2014
London, UK
Established in 1990, ICON plc is a global consulting firm that provides outsourced development and commercialisation services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and public health organisations as well as governments.
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Current Advisory Roles

CUHP Lifesciences Advisory Council
Member
Jun 2022 - Present
Cambridge, UK
The Lifesciences Advisory Council was formed to support the promotion of the Cambridge ecosystem, one of the foremost life sciences clusters in the world, to both talent and investment. The council will also advise the ecosystem players on strategy and plans to remain globally competitive.
Level 20
Board Member
Feb 2021 - Present
Cleveland, OH, USA
Set up in 2015, Level 20 is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to encourage more women to not only join the private equity industry, but to succeed in it too.

Philanthropy

Great Ormond Street Hospital
Corporate Board Member
May 2021 - Present
London, UK
Great Ormond Street Hospital, located in London, is a children’s hospital and research centre. It is the largest research centre focusing on childhood illness outside of Canada and the US.

Media

CVC: Partnerships become the new norm
Feature
Jul 2021
London, UK
Cathrin, in her role as Head of European Healthcare at CVC, discusses the importance of operational partnerships between private equity firms and healthcare manufacturers.
Leading Women with Page Executive | Cathrin Petty, Partner at CVC Partners
Interview
Oct 2020
London, UK
Page Executive offers a variety of search, selection, and talent management solutions to organisations that need to hire permanent or interim executives. Cathrin speaks to Laura Duerr about her experience as a female executive.
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Features

A bubble ready to burst? Should dealmakers be concerned by public and private valuations, and the level of capital being deployed?
Speaker
Nov 2021
London, UK
Cathrin and her fellow speakers at the FT Live Global Dealmaking Summit discuss the current 'bubble' within the private equity market and the positives and negatives thereof.
Meet the women leading CVC's healthcare drive
Feature
Oct 2017
London, UK
Cathrin is featured by Private Equity International as one of the driving forces behind CVC's healthcare investment push.

Awards & Endorsements

FN100 Women in Finance 2021
Featured
2021
Cathrin was included in Financial News' list of the 100 most influential women in European Finance 2021.
Private Equity’s Most Influential Women 2018
Featured
Sep 2018
The publication of the '100 Most Influential Women in European Finance' marks a watershed moment in the advancement of women into top positions in the otherwise male-dominated financial services industry.

Press Releases

CVC Press Releases relating to Cathrin Petty
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CVC Fund VI agrees exit of Theramex
Mar 2022
London, UK
Cathrin Petty, Global Head of Healthcare at CVC, said CVC was proud to have supported Theramex’s team and wished them success in the future.
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Cathrin Petty’s Education

Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
Postgraduate Diploma – Management Studies
University of Cambridge
Master of Arts – Natural Sciences