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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Merrill Lynch’s private fund placement team is to spinout to launch Mercury Capital Advisors next month. The departure of the three executives, namely, Michael Ricciardi, Enrique Cuan and Alan Pardee, comes following the decision by Bank of America to wind down the placement business. Mercury Capital will comprise of 24 executives and be led by […]
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 […]
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 […]
Directorbank recruits German director
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 […]

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