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On the Move, Feb. 4, 2019: Carlyle names 5 partners; GA taps Goldman, Stamas, Kotzin

PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS Carlyle Group promoted 60 professionals, including five to partner, 22 to managing director and 33 to principal and director. The new partners are Rich Dunne, AlpInvest, New York, Norma Kuntz, fund management, Washington, Matthew Savino, global capital markets, New York, Sarah Schwarzschild, metropolitan real estate, New York, and Ling Yang, Asia buyout, Shanghai. […]

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On the Move, Jan. 21, 2018: CalPERS COIO Bourqui resigns

PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS Principle Capital, the Shanghai private equity firm, named Raymond Lau a vice president. Lau is former managing director of Lau Equity, a family investment office. Tailwater Capital, the Dallas energy-focused private equity firm, promoted Joel Fry to partner; Scott Peters to vice president/E&P portfolio manager, and Clark Hudnall and Tanner Newton to senior associate. ICV Partners promoted John Wallace to managing director and named Everett Hill […]

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On the Move, Jan. 7, 2019: Pantheon names Partner Robin Bailey COO

PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS Arsenal Capital Partners named BG Porter an industry and operations partner and John DiGiovanni a principal. Porter most recently was CEO of Studer Group, consultant to hospitals in the U.S. and abroad. DiGiovanni was a principal at Baird Capital Partners. Pantheon: Partner Robin Bailey was appointed chief operating officer. Imogen Richards, global head of investment structuring and […]

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On the Move, 12.3.18: Madison Dearborn taps Dolce to head capital markets group

PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS KKR hired David Luboff, CEO of Macquarie Group’s Asia Infrastructure Fund, as its new head of Asia Pacific Infrastructure, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Luboff, based in Singapore, will lead the Asian operations of the firm’s infrastructure business, the people said. Luboff could not be reached; a KKR spokeswoman confirmed […]

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On the Move 11.5.18: Merida names Mellet and Fickle partners

PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS Merida Capital Partners, the New York cannabis-focused private equity firm, promoted Daisy Mellet to partner and hired Kevin Fickle as second West Coast partner. The firm also named Danny Moses, who is a private investor and entrepreneur, to its investment committee, and tapped Mina Mishrikey a director and Maxwell Gerard an analyst. Angeles Equity Partners named Frank Spelman a managing director. Spelman was a […]

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On the Move 10.22.18: Charlesbank taps Mankodi and DeLaite

PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS Providence Equity Partners: The Providence Strategic Growth Capital Partners affiliate named Bill Aliber and Brian Shin managing directors. Aliber is ex-chief financial officer of Ascend Learning while Shin was recently a partner at In-Q-Tel. Skyview Capital named Darryl Smith president of global portfolio operations. Smith will be based in the firm’s new Dallas office. Prior to joining Skyview, Smith was a managing […]

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On the Move 10.8.18: Carlyle names BlackRock’s Helander chief diversity officer

PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS HQ Capital named Ulrich von Rotenhan global head of communications and investor relations. He previously worked at CNC Communications & Network Consulting. Lovell Minnick Partners named Ronald D. Cordes a senior adviser. Cordes is co-founder and was CEO of AssetMark. HGGC: Joining the firm are Colin Phinisey as a principal and Christopher Guinn as an executive director. HGGC also named Zachary Adams, William Spector, Patrick […]

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On the Move 9.10.18: CalPERS names new CFO

PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS Silver Lake: Seth Waugh was named CEO of PGA of America. Waugh was a senior adviser and managing director at Silver Lake and will continue as a senior adviser to the firm. Brynwood Partners named John LeBoutillier a managing director. He had been president and CEO of Harvest Hill Beverage Co, a portfolio company of Brynwood. Prior […]

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On the Move 8.27.18: Tony James family office taps Helm for real estate

PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS TA Associates: Calen Angert and Nicholas Leppla joined as vice presidents in the Menlo Park office. RiverGlade Capital, the healthcare-services-focused PE firm, named Jim Hudak an operating partner. Hudak had been CEO of Paradigm Outcomes. Duet Group: Joining the London team are Fred Chima as managing director, Diamatho Doumbia as vice president and Kwinten van Nes as associate. The firm also added Julio Roda as an […]

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On the Move 8.6.18 — Yellow Wood names Roach Pacini a VP

PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS MidOcean Partners:  Eric Roth joined as a managing director. He was previously a managing director and head of the consumer-retail group at Lazard. David Kieselstein, currently an executive board member, was named chairman of that board. Steve Miller, previously chairman, will continue as a member. Matt Rubel joined MidOcean’s executive board as chairman of the consumer […]

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On the Move 7.23.18 — CalSTRS names Underwood CFO

PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS Maven Capital Partners hired Jamie Fraser as an investment manager to source and make deals, as well as help manage the 27 million pound ($35.6 million) North East Development Capital Fund. Fraser joins from Lloyds Bank, where he was a relationship director. Carlyle Group: Minoru Koshibe becomes a senior adviser on the Carlyle Japan advisory team. Koshibe […]

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PE Hub Podcast, Ep. 13: A fundless sponsor taps the secondary market. Will others follow?

Chris Witkowsky and Sam Sutton are back to discuss a restructuring of fundless sponsor Argonne Capital Group’s six portfolio companies. Is the transaction a harbinger of more creative deals on the secondary market? Next, California Public Employees’ Retirement System is exploring setting up a new platform to pursue direct investments. Can it be done? What will it entail? Tune in […]


PE Hub Podcast, Ep. 11: Why PE hasn’t had its #MeToo moment

On Episode 11 of the PE Hub Podcast, Sarah Pringle stops by to discuss her blockbuster Buyouts cover story about why private equity hasn’t had its #MeToo moment. Sarah, Sam Sutton and Chris Witkowsky explore what steps private equity firms and their investors can take to put a stop to workplace harassment. Next (19:30), Chris explains how Hellman & Friedman‘s single-asset secondary transaction could open the door to more firms holding on to their portfolio companies for longer periods of time.


PE Hub Podcast, Ep. 9: The Singularity!

Hosts Chris Witkowsky and Sam Sutton sit down with reporter Eamon Murphy to discuss his story about Blackstone Group‘s field trip to Singularity University. Then, Chris gets conspiratorial with news about the powerful roots of AEA Investors (7:50) and changes at Gores Group (15:00). Finally, Sam asks a fundamental question: should public pensions invest in private equity (20:00)?