Equiteq names global head of M & A

Equiteq has hired David Jorgenson as global head of M & A. Jorgenson’s experience includes working at Robert W. Baird. Equiteq is a M & A advisor for consulting firms.

Neuberger Berman boosts Asia team

Neuberger Berman has appointed Clifford Chiu, a former partner member at KKR, as senior adviser to Neuberger Berman Asia, effective immediately. Chiu will work across the Asia Pacific region to help Neuberger Berman build its Asian client base.

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Perkins Coie hires new partner

Perkins Coie said Monday that has hired Arman Pahlavan a partner in the firm’s emerging companies & venture capital and private equity practice groups. Previously, Pahlavan worked at Squire Patton Boggs where he was a partner.

Nigel Wright rejoins Onex

Canadian private equity firm Onex said Monday that Nigel Wright has rejoined the firm. He will be joining the London team as a managing director. In 2010, Wright took a leave of absence to work as chief of staff for the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada.

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D.A. Davidson expands Chicago team with new hire

Investment firm D.A Davidson & Co. has named Craig Korte as a managing director to the firm’s Chicago office. In his new position, Korte will focus on middle market industrial firms. Previously, Korte worked at Lazard where he served as a director in the firm’s middle market industrials group.

Asenti expands in Cleveland

Asenti Diligence Partners has expanded its team with a newly established office in Cleveland. Josh Melitschka is joining the Cleveland team. Prior to joining Asenti, he was a senior manager at BBP Partners and at Deloitte’s M&A transaction services practices. Kevin Berry, a recent graduate of the University of Dayton, will support deal teams from Asenti’s Cleveland office.

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Vista Equity Partners acquires AGDATA from SFW

SFW has completed its sale of AGDATA to Vista Equity Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. Lazard Middle Market was financial advisor on the transaction. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, AGDATA is a provider of analytical tools and related services.

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Goldman Sachs announces new appointments

Goldman Sachs has named Adebayo O. Ogunlesi as lead director and chair of the board’s corporate governance, nominating and public responsibilities committee. Also, the firm has named M. Michele Burns as chair of the risk committee and Peter Oppenheimer as chair of the audit committee. Ogunlesi is the managing partner and chairman of Global Infrastructure Partners. Burns was CEO of the Retirement Policy Center while Oppenheimer is a retiring senior vice president at Apple.

DIAGNOS names PCP’s managing partner as a director

DIAGNOS has named Lloyd M. Segal and Michael Singer as directors of the corporation. Segal is a managing partner at Persistence Capital Partners while Singer is a former chairman of the board of directors at Warnex. Headquartered in Quebec, DIAGNOS is a provider of healthcare technical services.

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RMG Networks hires ex Sterling Partners’ operating partner as interim president/CEO

RMG Networks has named Robert Michelson as interim president and CEO. The appointment is effective immediately. Michelson is replacing Garry K. McGuire Jr. Michelson is a former operating partner at Sterling Partners. RMG Networks has also promoted Loren Buck to chief operating officer from executive vice president of strategy and business operations. Headquartered in Dallas, RMG helps companies communicate better using location-based video networks.

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SunTrust Robinson Humphrey hires four to capital markets team

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey has hired four finance industry executives to its capital markets team. The firm hired Ron Caldwell and Akis Psarris as managing directors, and Ricardo Simon and Matt Holbrook as directors. Caldwell joins SunTrust Robinson as head of Healthcare Syndicated & Leveraged Finance after 14 years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Psarris has joined the firm’s Liability Management practice from Lloyds Bank. Simon, who will head up SunTrust Robinson’s Commercial Real Estate & REIT Syndicated Finance practice, came from Wells Fargo, and Holbrook joins the Syndicated & Leveraged Finance group from Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

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Method Advisors hires former Harvard endowment private equity official

Private equity advisory firm Method Advisors has hired Orlando Mendoza as a partner working out of the Boston office. Mendoza, who came from Twin Focus Equity Partners, where he led the private equity global advisory practice, will focus on co-investments, fund investments and business development. Prior to Twin Focus, Mendoza worked at Harvard Management Company on the private equity portfolio.

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