Global Environment Fund appoints MD

Global Environment Fund has appointed Anibal Wadih as a managing director based in São Paulo, Brazil as a member of the Latin America investment team. He joins GEF from Canepa Management where he was a partner responsible for direct investments and business development throughout Latin America.

UK’s Electra rejects investor’s call for shake up – Reuters

British private equity firm Electra has rejected calls from activist investor Edward Bramson’s Sherborne Investors to review its strategy and elect Bramson to the board, writes Reuters. Sherborne said in a letter last week that a revamp of Electra could create over one billion pounds ($1.6 billion) of shareholder value.

Frazier Healthcare expands team with new hire

Frazier Healthcare said Friday that it has hired David Socks as a venture partner in its Boston office. Previously, Socks worked at Incline Therapeutics where he served as its president and COO until the company was sold to The Medicines Company.

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The remarkably busy life of Jim Breyer: VCJ

There’s something to be said for sticking with a job. It certainly has worked out for Jim Breyer, who joined Accel Partners as a newly minted MBA graduate in 1987. It was a good call, Venture Capital Journal reports.

Evercore names new senior advisor

Evercore said Wednesday that it has hired Denis A. Bovin as a senior advisor with a focus on the global technology and aerospace/defense sectors. Recently, Bovin served as chairman and CEO of Palimere Group.

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Park Madison promotes one and hires another

Park Madison Partners said Wednesday that it has promoted John H. Sweeney to vice president. Also, the firm has named Andrew Juiris as an associate. Sweeney first joined Park Madison as an associate in May 2012 while Juiris is a former development consultant at Gensler. Based in New York, Park Madison Partners is a real estate placement and advisory firm that focuses on real estate private equity.

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Abacus expands investment team

New York-based direct lending company Abacus Finance Group has added four new investment professionals to its team. The firm has appointed Aized Rabbani as senior vice president, Brian Green as associate, Rafal Rydzewski as analyst and Joseph Lee as an analyst.

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Genstar-backed Asset International hires CFO

Asset International, which is backed by Genstar Capital, has named Carolyn Ullerick as its chief financial officer. Previously, Ullerick worked at Reed Elsevier’s LexisNexis Group where she served as global CFO. Headquartered in New York City, Asset International provides data and marketing solutions to the global asset management industry.

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Emergence promotes Subotovsky and Floyd, adds to team

Emergence Capital Partners announced two promotions and three additions to its team. The San Mateo, California-based firm, which focuses on enterprise companies, has promoted Santiago “Santi” Subotovsky to partner and Joe Floyd to principal. In addition, Jake Saper has joined Emergence as senior associate, John Chen as associate, and Julia Mailander as marketing manager.

Z Capital expands investment team

Z Capital Partners has expanded its investment team. Thomas P. Wicky has been appointed managing director and operating partner and Matthew D. Kane has been named director and deputy general counsel.

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