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Lovell Minnick hires Z Capital executive as IR chief

Lovell Minnick Partners has named Irene Hong Edwards as principal and head of investor relations, the private equity firm announced today.

Previously, she worked at Z Capital where she was a managing director. There she was in charge of investor relations and business development for the firm’s private equity and credit strategies. Also, she is a former vice president of investor relations for KPS Capital Partners LP, served on staff at Jefferies & Co‘s placement agent unit and worked early in her career at Lexington Partners’ secondaries team evaluating, executing and monitoring investments.

Hong Edwards will be based in New York. Currently, she belongs to the NY Private Equity Network and is a member of its board.

Lovell Minnick Partners, which targets financial and related business service industries, has raised $1.7 billion in funding since its launch in 1999.

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