Mercury Capital is born

By Staff Report — 8 years ago

Merrill Lynch’s private fund placement team is to spinout to launch Mercury Capital Advisors next month. The departure of the three executives, namely, Michael Ricciardi, Enrique Cuan and Alan Pardee, comes following the decision by Bank of America to wind down the placement business. Mercury Capital will comprise of 24 executives and be led by […]

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Gresham appoints

By Staff Report — 8 years ago

Having recently backed the £20.75m management buyout of celebrity, music and sports agent Formation Group, mid-market private equity firm Gresham Private Equity has hired Anthony Bull as partner in its investment team. Bull joins from Tokyo-based Mitsui Private Equity where he was principal. Prior to Mitsui, he spent 10 years at 3i and LDC. Bull […]

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Advent continues recruitment drive

By Staff Report — 8 years ago

Marking the seventh addition to the firm’s operating programme in 2009, Advent International has recruited Michael McShane to focus on investment opportunities in the oil, gas and equipment sector. Prior to joining Advent, he was chairman and chief executive officer of stem manufacturer Grant Prideco for six years. Before Grant Prideco, McShane was the chief […]

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IVCA gains new chair

By Staff Report — 8 years ago

The Irish Venture Capital Association has elected John Tracey, CEO of publicly quoted investment company TVC Holdings, as chairman. He succeeds Joe Concannon, investment director with the venture capital division of Bank of Scotland (Ireland). Tracey has over 20 years of experience in venture capital and previously worked in the semiconductor industry. With only 16 […]

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CapMan makes changes

By Staff Report — 8 years ago

Nordic investor CapMan has made three promotions to its 150-strong team following the recent closure of three of its funds. Hans Christian Dall Nygård and Joakim Rubin have been appointed as senior partners and Mari Maunula as fundraising manager. Dall Nygård was the former managing director of Russian private equity house Norum which was acquired […]

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LDC hires investment director

By Staff Report — 8 years ago

The private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, LDC, has appointed Tony Norwood as investment director in its Yorkshire office. Joining from Bank of Scotland, Norwood’s will be part of the four-strong deal team that will invest the remainder of the £250m LDC has allocated investments in 2009. So far this year, the mid-market firm […]

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CVC seeks advisors

By Staff Report — 8 years ago

UK LBO powerhouse CVC Capital Partners has appointed two new members to its global financial institutions advisory board. Robert Jenkins and Jim Sutcliffe will be responsible for supporting CVC’s activities in the financial services sector. Jenkins is currently CEO and managing partner of hedge fund manager, Combinatorics Capital. He was previously CEO and chairman of […]

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Vision hires four

By Staff Report — 8 years ago

Direct secondaries specialist Vision Capital has expanded its team with the appointments of four executives who will focus on operating capability, debt, finance and legal functions. Johan Ven de Steen will become the firm’s first operating partner. He joins from KKR-Capstone and will be responsible for the performance of portfolio companies and assessing new investments. […]

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Foresight expands solar team

By Staff Report — 8 years ago

UK private equity and sustainable energy investor Foresight Group has appointed Diomidis Dorkofikis as investment manager. Based in the firm’s Rome office, Dorkofikis will be responsible for identifying new investment opportunities and managing Foresight’s existing solar portfolio. The newly appointed investment manager is a specialist in project financing and the renewable energy sector. He joins […]

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Advent recruits tech trio

By Staff Report — 8 years ago

Global private equity firm Advent International has recruited three technology specialists to its operating partner programme. Richard Atkins, Sergio Giacoletto and John Hughes will advise the firm on investment opportunities in the technology and telecoms sector. The three recruits will join P. Jaynedra Nayak and Bob Wigley who have also been selected for the operating […]

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Montagu’s OBrien joins Impax

By Staff Report — 8 years ago

Impax Group, the AIM-listed investment manager focused on the environmental sector, has appointed Vince O’Brien as non-executive director to the company. O’Brien is currently the director of London-based outfit Montagu Private Equity where he has spent the past 16 years. With over 20 years of experience in the private equity industry, he was formerly the […]

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Wellington promotes partner

By Staff Report — 8 years ago

German VC house Wellington Partners has appointed Christian Reitberger as general partner to its cleantech and electronic team. For over a year Reitberger has worked as an advisor to Wellington while continuing to invest in technology and cleantech companies as a business angel. Prior to Wellington, he led venture, growth and buyout transactions as a […]

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