Cambridge Associates taps KPMG’s Koriath to head UK pension practice

Global institutional Investment advisor Cambridge Associates has named Alex Koriath as head of its UK pension practice. Prior to joining the company, Koriath worked at KPMG‘s investment advisory team in London, where he served as director and head of fiduciary management advisory services and head of manager research.

Cambridge hires Koriath as head of UK pension practice

Cambridge Associates has hired Alex Koriath as head of the UK pension practice. Koriath joins Cambridge from KPMG’s investment advisory team in London, where he worked as director and head of fiduciary management advisory services and head of manager research.

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Audax-backed Aavid buys Allcast

Aavid Thermalloy, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity, has acquired Allcast. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Allenton, Wisconsin, Allcast is a maker of aluminum die casting products.

Results International announces promotion and new hire

Results International Group has promoted Julie Langley to partner. Also, the firm has hired Chris Lewis as managing director in its technology and digital media practice. Langley first joined the firm in September 2012 while Lewis is the former head of technology M&A at KPMG. Based in London, Results International advises on M&A deals and provides corporate finance advice to marketing communications and new media industries.

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KPMG agrees to acquire Rothstein Kass

Audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG has agreed to acquire Rothstein Kass. No financial terms were disclosed for the deal, which is expected to be completed in the coming weeks. As a result of the transaction, most of the principals and employees of Rothstein Kass will join KPMG. Based in Roseland, NJ, Rothstein Kass is a professional services provider for the hedge fund sector.

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KKR-backed Brickman and MSD-backed ValleyCrest agree to merge

Brickman, a portfolio company of KKR and ValleyCrest, which is backed by MSD Capital, have agreed to merge. No financial terms were disclosed for the transaction, which is expected to be completed by mid-2014. KPMG provided financial advice to Brickman while Moelis & Company served as financial advisor to ValleyCrest. Brickman, which is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, is a provider of landscape maintenance and snow removal services in the U.S. And, based in Calabasas, Calif., ValleyCrest is an integrated landscape services firm.

KPMG names Moore national co-leader of VC practice

Audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG has appointed Conor Moore as national co-leader of the firm’s venture capital practice. Moore, who is based in San Francisco, first joined KPMG in 2002. He succeeds Packy Kelly, who has been named leader of KPMG’s global semiconductor practice.

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Highlander Partners beefs up team with three new hires

Dallas-based private equity firm Highlander Partners has expanded its North American team with three new additions. Drew Koecher is coming on board as a partner while Allen Schaar and Charles Thomas have joined the firm as operating partner and associate, respectively. Previously, Koecher worked at KPMG where he served as a partner; Schaar was an interim president of Eagle Healthcare Physicians; and Thomas was a hedge fund analyst at Stadtler Capital Management.

Green Courte Partners promotes two to vice president

Chicago-based private equity real estate firm Green Courte Partners has promoted both Matthew J. Pyzyk and Chad V. Gardner to vice president. Prior to joining Green Courte, Pyzyk worked at Prudential Mortage Capital where he served as a junior associate while Gardner worked in the real estate tax practice at KPMG.

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Jobs of the Week: Denham, Goldman Sachs and KPMG are hiring

This week on the job’s board two pension funds are looking for chief investment officers, Denham Capital is recruiting for an investor relations associate; Rockport Venture Partners is seeking a managing director and Goldman Sachs needs a New York-based leveraged finance associate.

EQT VI to Invest in Tiger

EQT VI is to acquire 70% of Tiger, a variety retail store concept with more than 170 stores across 16 European countries. EQT VI was supported by SEB Enskilda as M&A advisor, Accura as legal and tax advisor, and KPMG as financial advisor.

Another Strong Quarter for Israeli Tech

Israeli high-tech firms raised $483 million in venture capital in the first quarter, after raising $2.14 billion in 2011, according to the the Israel Venture Capital Research Center, writes Reuters. The amount raised in the January-March period was 15 percent lower than the fourth quarter but flat versus the first quarter of 2011, IVC, in […]

The Week Ahead: First Investments for Russia Direct Investment Fund

MONDAY 19 MARCH Venture Capital Forum Canada Hosts Funding Platform for Start-up Companies The week kicks off with the first day of the three day Venture Capital Forum Canada hosted by the French Chamber of Commerce in Canada. The forum takes place at the Hôtel Intercontinental
 Montréal. Prominent speakers over the three days include Jean-René […]

KPMG Names Moyers Head of PE Group

Consultancy KPMG has named Marc Moyers as head of its U.S. Private Equity Group, the company announced Monday. He succeeds Shawn Hessing who is retiring from the firm. Moyers joined KPMG LLP in 1977 and became a partner with the company in 1986.

KPMG Poll: PE Execs Prefer North America

Conventional wisdom is that emerging markets present the best return prospects for today’s private equity investors, but many are remaining closer to home.

At least that’s the finding of KPMG, which last month polled 60 senior private equity professionals. Forty-eight percent picked North America as the best place for investing based on competition, relative valuations, projected returns, economic outlook and relative ease of doing business. China came in second with 19%, while Latin America ranked third with 17% and India had 7 percent.

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