Nigel Doughty, co-founder of private equity firm Doughty Hanson alongside Dick Hanson, passed away on February 4th, 2012.
Doughty, 54, was Chairman of the investment committee of all of Doughty Hanson’s private equity, real estate and technology ventures funds.
He previously was a founding member of the management buyout unit within the Specialist Financing Division of Standard Chartered Bank. There, he worked alongside Dick Hanson. In 1990, they established CWB Partners, a private equity joint venture between Standard Chartered and Westdeutsche Landesbank, from which subsequently spun out to form Doughty Hanson as an independent firm.
Doughty was found dead in his gym at his home in Skillington, Lincolnshire.
He was also the owner of Nottingham Forest.
Read the statement from the Doughty Hanson’s website.