Blackstone Group, Tony James, Ray Kurzweil, Peter Diamandis, private equity, Singularity University
Silicon Valley think tank co-founded by Kurzweil, Diamandis Executive Program teaches how to “think exponentially” Blackstone wants to be industry’s data leader: James Blackstone Group’s private equity team has undergone training at Singularity University, the Silicon Valley think tank dedicated to futuristic technology scenarios, President and COO Tony James said on an earnings call. Speaking with analysts Feb. 1 about […]
Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, Alan Jones, private equity
Jones departure won’t trigger key-man provisions Sack to become sole head of MS Capital Partners Group closed latest mid-market fund last year Alan Jones, co-head of Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, is moving to a senior advisory role and will leave the bank at year-end, a source close to Morgan Stanley confirmed. Jones will stay through […]
TriWest Capital Partners had an eventful 2017. The Calgary firm, a 20-year veteran of private equity investing in Western Canada’s mid-market, made two new platform investments, did a handful of add-on deals, and closed full or partial exits from three portfolio companies, one of them in a high-profile initial public offering. Additionally, TriWest Capital Partners Fund V, which raised $500 million in 2015, reached its halfway point in deployments. PE Hub Canada sat down with Senior Managing Directors Cody Church and Mick MacBean to discuss recent deals and how TriWest is navigating today's challenging market environment.
Great Hill Partners, Laurie Gerger, John Dwyer, private equity
Gerber retiring after 16 years at Great Hill Dwyer, most recently controller, joined May 2007 Transition to occur over next few months Great Hill Partners Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer Laurie Gerber is retiring, to be succeeded in the roles by Controller John Dwyer. Gerber, who has been with Green Hill for almost 16 years, will transition […]
Blackstone Group, Omers, Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, Canada, private equity,
Ryder named a senior managing director at OMERS unit Led an energy strategy at Blackstone Energy Partners Sourced energy deals at Morgan Stanley PE OMERS Infrastructure recruited Blackstone Group’s Michael Ryder as a senior managing director and head of its Americas team, a person familiar with the matter told Buyouts. Ryder joins OMERS Infrastructure, an investment arm of Ontario Municipal Employees […]
Group grants exam-based alternatives analyst charter 30 chapters with 9,000+ members globally Kelly focused on “institutionalizing the brand” When William Kelly got his CPA as a young accountant at PwC, the moment itself was anticlimactic. “I had to study at night,” he recalled. “The day I passed, I’m not sure anyone said ‘congratulations.’ I didn’t get a […]
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PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS Aurelius named Peter Wood a principal for its London office. Prior to joining the pan-European middle-market investor, Wood was an investment director at Next Wave Partners. Berkshire Partners of Boston named Blake Gottesman and Sam Spirn managing directors. Gottesman is a former deputy chief of staff at the White House and was special assistant and personal aide to former President George W. Bush. […]
Saucedo joined Tricap in 2005 Previously worked at Compass Capital, Apax Partners Was 52 years old Eric Saucedo, a partner at Tricap Partners & Co, died unexpectedly on Jan. 5, Diane Sanchez, partner at the firm, confirmed for Buyouts. Saucedo, who was 52, took his own life, according to his brother, Christian Saucedo. He battled […]
Mina Pacheco Nazemi, Aldea Capital Partners. private equity
Mina Nazemi now head of co-investments at Barings Brings lower-mid market, emerging managers expertise Separate-accounts manager Aldea spun out in 2016 The five-member investment team of Aldea Capital Partners has joined Barings Alternative Investments, including co-founders Mina Nazemi and Patrick O’Hara and director Allen Ruiz. “The Aldea team has been integrated into the Barings platform,” Nazemi told Buyouts. She said the move will allow them to […]
Sameer Shamsi, Evercore, Credit Suisse, private equity
Shamsi spent 4 years in secondary advisory at Evercore Previously worked at UBS Secondary advisory in Americas led by Chris Areson Sameer Shamsi, a former secondary advisory executive at Evercore, joined the secondary team at Credit Suisse, a spokeswoman confirmed. Shamsi started as a director on the team Dec. 5, the spokeswoman said. He worked […]

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