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Pembrook Capital Management said Friday that it has named Paul D. Mullaney as managing director of underwriting. Previously, Mullaney worked as a managing director at NXT Capital and before that, was a full-time consultant at Blackrock Financial Management. With offices in New York and Boston, Pembrook Capital Management is a commercial real estate investment firm.
Real estate investment firm Starwood Capital Group said Friday that it has acquired Liberty Center from Forest City Enterprises and Jos. L. Muscarelle for $135 million. Based in downtown Pittsburgh's "Golden Triangle,"  Liberty Center is a mixed-use office and hotel property that includes the Westin hotel and Federated Investors.
Kinetic Social said Thursday that it has named Michelle Schiano as executive vice president of marketing. Previously, Schiano served as vice president of marketing for Eye Corp., an out-of-home media company. Based in New York City, Kinetic Social, which is backed by BlueChip Venture Partners and Gibraltar Business Capital, is a provider of social data and marketing technology.
Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company said Thursday that it has named Steve Turnbull to its board of directors. Turnbull, a retired London-based lawyer who specialized in M & A and private equity, most recently worked at Shepherd and Wedderburn. And prior to that, Turnbull was a partner at Linklaters for 23 years. Headquartered in New York City, Thomson Reuters is a provider of information for businesses and professionals. It is also the parent publisher of peHUB.
Pritok Capital has received a $7.2 million loan from Oxford Finance, a specialty finance firm that provides senior debt to companies in the life science and healthcare sector. Proceeds of the loan were used by Pritok to acquire Nentwick Care Center, a nursing facility in East Liverpool, Ohio. Pritok Capital is a private equity firm that invests in senior care real estate.
Corner Bakery Cafe, a portfolio company of Roark Capital Group, has promoted Gregg Koffler to vice president of franchise sales. In his new role, Koffler will be responsible for the overall sales and growth of Corner Bakery Cafe's franchise division. Corner Bakery Cafe is a nationwide restaurant chain.
Cincinnati-based CincyTech, a public-private seed-stage investor, has raised $10.9 million for its third fund, CincyTech Fund III. Ohio Third Frontier was a major investor. According to CincyTech, the fund will help the company to continue investing in local technology-based startups.
Global law firm Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton has named Ariel Yehezkel as a partner in its New York-based corporate practice group. An experienced private equity attorney, Yehezkel joins the firm from Kirkland & Ellis.
Chicago-based fund manager RCP Advisors said Thursday that it has closed $425 million for RCP Secondary Opportunity Fund II. The amount raised for RCP's secondary fund exceeded the company's target of $300 million. RCP SOF II will focus on investing in established private equity funds through secondary market purchases.
Global investment firm KKR & Co. said Thursday that its first listed closed-end fund KKR Income Opportunities Fund has raised $305 million in its IPO. The stock debuted on the New York Stock Exchange on July 26 under the symbol KIO. The lead underwriters for the IPO were Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and UBS Investment Bank.

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