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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Keith Grinstein, 48, a general partner with Second Avenue Partners and strategic advisor to Madrona Venture Group
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