Employee-owned private equity firm Baird has recruited Said DeSaque to join the firm as director of institutional sales and investment strategy. Based in London, DeSaque will be responsible for investment strategy reports on the US and global economies to Baird’s institutional clients in Europe, the Far East and Middle East. Joining from Chicago-based investment firm […]
London-headquartered venture capital firm DN Capital has appointed Tom Bradley as principal at the firm. As part of his new appointment, Bradley will focus on software and digital media opportunities, primarily targeting growth equity deals in these segments. Bradley has been an active member of the UK venture capital industry for the past nine years. […]
UK private equity and sustainable energy investor Foresight Group has recruited a new investment manager. Based in Foresight’s Sevenoaks office, James Samworth will provide support to the firm’s environmental portfolio. Prior to Foresight, Samworth spent 10 years at Corus where he was responsible for operations management and commercial accounts supplying steel construction and manufactured goods […]
Graphite Capital, the UK mid-market private equity specialist, has hired Rachael Whittaker as investment manager. Whittaker joins Graphite from pan-European private equity house, Cognetas, where she was an associate focusing on healthcare and financial services. She began her career in LEK Consulting in London and Sydney where she was an associate working on private equity […]
Lionel Pincus, founder and former chairman of buyout firm Warburg Pincus LLC died on Saturday, Oct. 10 in New York after a long illness, the firm said. He was 78. Pincus led efforts in the 1970s to change regulations that allowed pension funds to invest in venture capital and private equity funds, bringing new capital […]
Adam Applegarth, former CEO of failed U.K. bank Northern Rock, has joined Apollo Management as a senior advisor to the firm’s European fund. Akhil Awasthi has joined Tata Capital as managing partner of its new private equity fund. He previously was a partner with Baring Private Equity Partners India. Alvarez & Marsal has added nine […]
Craig Johnson, founder of Virtual Law Partners, dies
Noted angel investor dies at the age of 72
PE firm recruits healthcare and financial services exec
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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