Private equity fund-of-funds investor Pantheon has added Saverio Costa to its client services team in New York. Costa joins as a principal and will be responsible for the firm’s East Coast clients. The move follows the recent appointment of Brian Lim as principal in the Asian investment team at Pantheon’s Hong Kong office. Prior to […]
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
Following the acquisition of Permasteelisa for €353m, Italy’s largest LBO this year, mid-market private equity firm Investindustrial has appointed Luca Destito to its investment team. Destito joins the firm from Investitori Associati where he spent the past six years as partner. He began his career in the investment banking division of Citigroup where he worked […]
Impax Group, the AIM-listed investment manager focused on the environmental sector, has appointed Vince O’Brien as non-executive director to the company. O’Brien is currently the director of London-based outfit Montagu Private Equity where he has spent the past 16 years. With over 20 years of experience in the private equity industry, he was formerly the […]
German VC house Wellington Partners has appointed Christian Reitberger as general partner to its cleantech and electronic team. For over a year Reitberger has worked as an advisor to Wellington while continuing to invest in technology and cleantech companies as a business angel. Prior to Wellington, he led venture, growth and buyout transactions as a […]
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 […]
Private equity player Advent International has hired a new director to lead the business development of its India operations. Shweta Jalan joins Advent from ICICI Venture in Mumbai where she was also director. Jalan has experience in investments, portfolio management, exits, fundraisings and managing relationships with institutional investors. Prior to ICICI, she spent a year […]

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