Pictet Alternative Advisors, the alternative investment business of Pictet Group, has announced its first investment through its new direct private equity team, acquiring a controlling interest in facilities manager Pareto FM.
ECI Partners, a growth-focused mid-market private equity firm, has invested in ISMS.online, a SaaS Information Security Management System. The deal provides a full realisation for Cow Corner, an investor focussed on UK services and software businesses, following a successful four-year investment partnership.
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP has announced that John Patten, a specialist in intellectual property and technology transactions, will be joining the firm in the Corporate Department, resident in London.
Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, valued as the world’s largest at $1.5tn is likely to invest in private equity as an asset class, according to a report by the Business Times. The fund invests Norway’s surplus oil and gas revenue abroad, and is the world’s biggest single stock market investor, owning some 1.5% of all globally listed shares, with stakes in more than 9,200 companies.
Latham & Watkins has made a double partner hire, with Fergus Wheeler and Paul Yin joining the London office within the Banking Practice. Wheeler and Yin have substantial experience advising international private credit funds and direct lenders, commercial and investment banks, private equity sponsors, and corporate borrowers on a variety of complex UK, European, and global cross-border debt financing matters, with a particular focus on private credit transactions.
Former NBCUniversal Chief Executive Jeff Shell is in advanced talks to join private-equity firm RedBird Capital Partners, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.
Churchill Asset Management and Arcmont Asset Management, the U.S. and European operating companies of Nuveen Private Capital, have appointed Jamal Hammoud as Managing Director and Senior Investment Strategist. Hammoud will be responsible for supporting and amplifying Nuveen Private Capital’s presence and fundraising efforts in the Middle East.
Godspeed Capital Management LP, a lower middle market Defense & Government services, solutions, and technology focused private equity firm, has announced the formation of Crimson Phoenix, a data and intelligence solutions platform designed to support critical mission requirements of the U.S. Intelligence Community and U.S. Special Operations Command.
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