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24 March 2014

Ares Capital expands energy lending team with two new managing directors

oil-tank-snow-cold US private equity deal financing firm Ares Capital Management has hired a pair of managing directors as part of an expansion of its energy lending capabilities.

20 March 2014

Apollo president Marc Spilker steps down

new york 5_sq Marc Spilker is resigning as president of private equity firm Apollo Global Management and as a member of its executive committee.

20 March 2014

J-Star hires Yuki Kashiyama as operating principle

Japanese flag pole Japanese private equity firm J-Star has appointed Yuki Kashiyama as an operating principle.

20 March 2014

CVC opens up with hire of Pantheon comms head Carsten Huwendiek

European private equity firm CVC Capital has hired Pantheon head of communications Carsten Huwendiek to a newly-created position.

19 March 2014

GI Partners picks Silver Lake’s Smolen as new general counsel, CCO

news_gavel_lrg Mid-market private equity firm GI Partners has hired Silver Lake’s David Smolen as general counsel and chief compliance officer.

19 March 2014

Highland Capital Partners promotes Andy Hunt to partner

boardroom3_170sq Venture capital firm Highland Capital Partners has promoted Andy Hunt to partner to focus on sourcing and leading new investments in consumer technology and ecommerce.

19 March 2014

JF Lehman & Company adds maritime law expert Thomas Dyer to operating executive board

boardroom2_lrg Mid-market firm JF Lehman & Company has added international maritime law and regulation expert Thomas Dyer to its operating executive board.

18 March 2014

GGV Capital names ex-Baidu executive Zhu partner

china chinese flag US and China focused venture capital firm GGV Capital has hired former COO of Chinese search engine Baidu David Zhu as a partner.

18 March 2014

Texas Teachers’ PE head switches to $32.7bn Harvard endowment

kb_logo_harvard_lrg Harvard’s $32.7bn endowment has poached the head of private equity from Teacher Retirement System of Texas to oversee its own buyout investments decisions.

17 March 2014

Family offices gravitate towards long time frames of private equity investmentp

Often family offices display an inherent appetite for private equity, most probably as there tends to be history of investment activity that has many parallels in an asset class which offers an ideal strategy for inter-generational investing.

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