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Silverfleet Capital promotes three new partners and appoints new associate

Silverfleet Capital promotes three new partners and appoints new associate

Wed, 02/09/2015 - 13:29

European private equity firm Silverfleet Capital has promoted Alfa Chan, David Mackenzie and Joachim Braun to partners in the firm.  In addition, Adam Ahern will also be joining at the end of September as an associate in the firm’s London office.  »

Sidley adds Century City private equity partner

Sidley adds Century City private equity partner

Tue, 01/09/2015 - 14:26

Sidley Austin has appointed Vijay S Sekhon (pictured) as a partner in Century City. He will be a member of the firm’s M&A and Private Equity practices and will focus on handling transactions for public and private companies, and private equity firms.  »

Corporate and M&A lawyer joins O’Melveny’s Newport Beach office

Corporate and M&A lawyer joins O’Melveny’s Newport Beach office

Fri, 28/08/2015 - 07:53

Tony Wang Has joined O’Melveney & Myers as a partner in the firm’s Newport Beach office.  »

IoM government seeks private investment managers for GBP50m Enterprise Development Fund

IoM government seeks private investment managers for GBP50m Enterprise Development Fund

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 15:30

The Isle of Man Government Treasury is seeking private investment managers for the island’s proposed Enterprise Development Fund. The closing date for Expressions of Interest will be 12pm Thursday 3 September. »

Cordium appoints Lusine Moshkounian as Vice President in San Francisco office.

Cordium appoints Lusine Moshkounian as Vice President in San Francisco office.

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 15:13

Cordium, a provider of regulatory compliance consulting, software, accounting and tax services to the asset management and securities industry, has appointed Lusine Moshkounian (pictured) as Vice President. »

Tengram Capital Partners adds two to investment team

Tengram Capital Partners adds two to investment team

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 10:06

Tengram Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on exceptional, highly recognisable consumer brands, has appointed Robin Lamb (pictured) and Michael Zappala as Vice President and Associate, respectively. »

Adamas makes three key hires

Adamas makes three key hires

Wed, 26/08/2015 - 14:33

Hong Kong-based Adamas Asset Management has made three key hires to support growth of the firm’s presence in Europe and its private credit team.  »

Aequitas Capital appoints two to executive management team

Aequitas Capital appoints two to executive management team

Wed, 26/08/2015 - 07:42

Jeff Mazer and Katya Baron have joined Aequitas Capital as senior managing director of capital markets and treasury, and managing director of capital markets, respectively. »

Bessemer Venture Partners promotes Eric Ahlgren to VP

Bessemer Venture Partners promotes Eric Ahlgren to VP

Wed, 26/08/2015 - 07:39

Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP), a USD4 billion venture global capital firm, has appointed Eric Ahlgren (pictured) as Vice President. In his new role, Ahlgren will continue to identify entrepreneurial opportunities in promising technology startups. »

Scepter Partners forms dedicated merchant bank for sovereign investors and family offices

Scepter Partners forms dedicated merchant bank for sovereign investors and family offices

Tue, 25/08/2015 - 13:55

Scepter Partners, a standing syndicate of sovereign investors and ultra-high net worth families, has formed a core merchant banking division with veteran investment banker Anthony J Steains and his former Blackstone Advisory Partners Asia team.  »

Wells Fargo Securities Research and Economics Group adds three senior hires

Wells Fargo Securities Research and Economics Group adds three senior hires

Tue, 25/08/2015 - 07:45

Three senior hires will join the Research and Economics group of Wells Fargo Securities, the capital markets and investment banking business of Wells Fargo & Company. »

BNY Mellon appointed account bank for Activate Capital Lending Platform

BNY Mellon appointed account bank for Activate Capital Lending Platform

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 14:28

BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment management and investment services, has been appointed account bank for Activate Capital lending platform (Active Capital), a EUR500 million home-building joint venture between the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) and KKR. »

Investec expands Growth and Acquisition Finance team

Investec expands Growth and Acquisition Finance team

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 14:10

Investec Specialist Bank (Investec) has added to its Growth and Acquisition Finance team with the appointment of Steven Ive as an originator. He will report to Gary Edwards, and focus on Asset Based & Cash flow lending to drive growth amongst mid-market companies. »

TA Associates makes new hires in Boston, Menlo Park and London

TA Associates makes new hires in Boston, Menlo Park and London

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 15:01

Private equity firm TA Associates has added investment staff with Amara Suebsaeng, Alex Melamud and Max Cancre rejoining the firm as Vice Presidents in Boston, Menlo Park and London, respectively, while John DiCola has joined the firm as a Vice President in Boston. »

ApplePie Capital appoints Jeff Zinn to lead Capital Markets Group

ApplePie Capital appoints Jeff Zinn to lead Capital Markets Group

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 14:58

ApplePie Capital, the first marketplace lender solely dedicated to the franchise industry, has appointed Jeff Zinn as Head of Capital Markets. »

Alex Plakas joins Honigman’s Private Equity practice in Chicago

Alex Plakas joins Honigman’s Private Equity practice in Chicago

Tue, 18/08/2015 - 09:40

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn has appointed Alex Plakas as a partner in the firm’s Private Equity Practice Group. »

Blue Sage Capital grows team

Blue Sage Capital grows team

Tue, 18/08/2015 - 09:39

Blue Sage Capital, an Austin, Texas-based private investment firm, has added Hunter Todd to its team. »

Thomas P Schnettler, Piper Jaffray

Former Ceridian CEO Stuart C Harvey Jr appointed Piper Jaffray merchant banking partner

Tue, 18/08/2015 - 08:10

Piper Jaffray Companies has hired Stuart C Harvey Jr (pictured) as a partner in the Piper Jaffray merchant banking group. The group manages private equity investments in commercial businesses with strong growth prospects. »

Amr Helal joins Duet – CI Capital to lead Egypt Opportunities Fund

Amr Helal joins Duet – CI Capital to lead Egypt Opportunities Fund

Mon, 17/08/2015 - 14:35

Amr Helal has joined Duet – CI Capital, a joint-venture between alternative asset manager Duet Group and Egyptian investment bank CI Capital, from the Abraaj Group to lead the Duet – CI Capital Egypt Opportunities Fund. »

John Steen, White & Case

White & Case adds new partner in Stockholm

Mon, 17/08/2015 - 14:22

Global law firm White & Case has expanded its Nordic private equity capabilities with the addition of Johan Steen (pictured) as a new partner in Stockholm. »

Loyalty Bay raises USD1 million in funding round led by Talis Capital

Loyalty Bay raises USD1 million in funding round led by Talis Capital

Mon, 17/08/2015 - 14:20

UK-based Loyalty Bay has raised USD1 million in a late seed funding round led by Talis Capital with Howzat Partners, NEON Adventures, Chris Mairs and Richard Verney all participating. Matus Maar has joined the board as Investor Director.  »

Jean-Marc Cuvilly joins BerchWood Partners as a Principal

Jean-Marc Cuvilly joins BerchWood Partners as a Principal

Fri, 14/08/2015 - 14:28

BerchWood Partners has appointed Jean-Marc Cuvilly as a principal of the firm in its New York office.  »

Options names former NYSE Technologies exec Helen Viccars as VP Sales and Account Management

Options names former NYSE Technologies exec Helen Viccars as VP Sales and Account Management

Thu, 13/08/2015 - 14:19

Options, a managed service and IT infrastructure provider to the global capital markets industry, has appointed former NYSE Technologies sales executive, Helen Viccars (pictured), to the firm’s global sales team.  »

NetSuite’s President of EMEA joins Octopus

NetSuite’s President of EMEA joins Octopus

Wed, 12/08/2015 - 14:31

Pete Daffern, president of EMEA at NetSuite, has joined the Octopus Venture Partner Group. Daffern joins Octopus with nearly 25 years executive experience in world-class businesses across San Francisco and the UK, such as NetSuite, ClairMail and Purisma, where roles held included CEO, President and Vice President. »

IK Investment Partners appoints Alireza Etemad as Partner and Co-Head of IK’s Stockholm office

IK Investment Partners appoints Alireza Etemad as Partner and Co-Head of IK’s Stockholm office

Wed, 12/08/2015 - 14:28

IK Investment Partners (IK), a European private equity advisory group with Nordic roots, has appointed Alireza Etemad (pictured) as Partner as of October 2015. Etemad will be based in Stockholm and co-heading IK’s Stockholm office together with Kristian Carlsson Kemppinen. »

Confluence adds to London Performance Analytics team

Confluence adds to London Performance Analytics team

Tue, 11/08/2015 - 13:11

Confluence, a specialist in investment data management automation for regulatory, financial and investor reporting, has added to its London team with the appointment of Katie Kiss as Director of Performance Analytics. »

Carolon Capital appoints Verkuilen as Global Head of Client Services

Carolon Capital appoints Verkuilen as Global Head of Client Services

Tue, 11/08/2015 - 13:10

Financial advisory firm Carolon Capital has named Joanne Verkuilen (pictured) as Global Head of Client Services. »

Dave Schulte to join McKesson Ventures as MD

Dave Schulte to join McKesson Ventures as MD

Tue, 11/08/2015 - 09:31

McKesson Ventures, the venture capital arm of McKesson Corporation, today announced that »

Clearwater International welcomes Shanghai partner to London office

Clearwater International welcomes Shanghai partner to London office

Tue, 11/08/2015 - 09:28

Corporate advisory firm Clearwater International has welcomed back to the UK James Sinclair (pictured), head of the Food and Beverage team. Sinclair has been residing in China for over 15 years and returns to the UK for family reasons. »

John J Mahon joins Washington DC Office of Schulte Roth & Zabel

John J Mahon joins Washington DC Office of Schulte Roth & Zabel

Mon, 10/08/2015 - 07:36

Schulte Roth & Zabel (SRZ) has added attorney John J Mahon as a partner in the Investment Management Group, resident in the firm's Washington DC office. Mahon joins SRZ from Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP. »

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