Ambienta, one of the earliest private markets firms to invest behind the sustainability megatrend, has added a familiar face in European private equity to its senior ranks. Laurent de Rosière, who spent the last 13 years at BC Partners, has joined the firm as head of investor relations and strategic partnerships.

He joins Ambienta after the close of its €1.55 billion fourth flagship fund, at a time when the firm has ambitions to enter new asset class verticals. He will be “instrumental in further expanding Ambienta’s platform by developing its existing asset classes, including private equity and Ambienta X, our public markets strategy, and extending the firm’s brand and expertise to new ones”, the firm said.

De Rosière was recognised as one of the industry’s most influential fundraisers by Private Equity International in 2018. He was partner and co-head of investor relations at BC Partners, a private equity heavyweight firm that has expanded its platform to include real estate and private credit.