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Triton completes CFO/COO replacement with new hire

With Matthew Couch's onboarding, the European mid-market firm has finished replacing its former CFO/COO, who left in March.

London-based private equity and debt firm Triton Partners has hired a new CFO.

Matthew Couch, who was most recently CFO of the London Stock Exchange Group’s post-trade division, joined the manager in December, the firm announced. He is based in London.

The hire partially fills a vacancy left by former COO and CFO Mats Eklund, who left the firm in March after nine years with Triton, according to his LinkedIn profile. Beata Gawarecka-Green, Triton’s former head of human resources, is the firm’s current COO.

Couch joins amid strong interest in Triton’s core focus, the European mid-market. Triton has made investments in some 48 European countries, according to its website, across industrial technology, services, consumer and health. The firm has some €15.60 billion in assets under management, according to affiliate title Private Equity International data. In March, it closed on its Triton Smaller Mid-Cap Fund II, raising €815 million in a fully virtual fundraising process.

Between 2017 and 2019, Couch held the role of CFO at LCH Group, LSEG’s clearing house, on top of his previously held position of group head of business and performance, which he held from 2014. Couch originally joined LSEG in 2010 in the corporate finance team. Before that, he had worked at KPMG and BDO.