LMS names non-exec

By Staff Report — 8 years ago

UK investment firm LMS Capital has appointed David Verey as non-executive director. Verey was previously chairman of Blackstone Group UK where he remains as a member of its international advisory board. Prior to Blackstone, he worked for Lazard Brothers for 28 years, becoming chief executive in 1990 and chairman two years later. He is also […]

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EI opens Czech office

By Staff Report — 8 years ago

Central and Eastern Europe’s oldest private equity firm, Enterprise Investors, has opened its office in Prague and appointed Ivan Jakubek to lead its operations. Jakubek joined EI in 2005 and is responsible for business development in the Czech and Slovak Republics. He has more than seven years of experience in private equity, corporate finance, consulting […]

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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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