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6 October 2009

Acero Capital adds ex-Blavin CFO Ralph Shaoul to team

Registered investment adviser Acero Capital Management has added Ralph Shaoul, previously of investment manager Blavin & Company, to its team as CFO.

6 October 2009

Fifth Street Finance makes personnel changes with appointments and promotion

Fifth Street Finance, a New York-based mid-market private investment firm, has made personnel changes with the addition of four new team members to its investment adviser, Fifth Street Management, and the promotion of Stacey Thorne to director of investor relations.

5 October 2009

Private equity house BC Partners adds two new members to London office


BC Partners, a London-based private equity firm, has hired two new employees, Laura Coquis and Laurent de Rosiere. A spokesperson for the company confirmed that the two are to join the investor relations team.

2 October 2009

Former Northern Rock chief executive to advise US private equity firm Apollo

Adam Applegarth, the former chief executive of Northern Rock, the nationalised UK bank that went into state ownership following illiquidity problems in 2007, has been scooped up by New York-based private equity firm Apollo Management, according to reports.

2 October 2009

UK mid-market private equity house Graphite Capital nabs investment associate from Cognetas

Graphite Capital, a UK mid-market private equity house, has added former Cognetas investment associate Rachael Whittaker to its team as an investment manager.

1 October 2009

Advent International hires oil and gas specialist as operating partner

Advent International, a global private equity firm, has hired Tom Ehret as an operating partner to advise globally on investment opportunities in the oil and gas services and equipment sector.

1 October 2009

US mid-market firm Castanea Partners welcomes former Marketspace exec as operating partner

Castanea Partners, a mid-market US private equity firm, has brought Jeffrey Rayport in to the fold as an operating partner.

30 September 2009

US private equity firm Oak Hill Advisors adds Alexandra Jung to European business team

New York private equity firm Oak Hill Advisors has announced the acquisition of Greywolf Capital Management managing director Alexandra Jung as co-head of their European operations.

30 September 2009

KKR appoints treasurer and head of investor relations ahead of listing

KKR has appointed Jonathan Levin to the newly created position of treasurer and head of investor relations. As treasurer, he will be involved in the oversight of the firm’s balance sheet, including the $3bn in net assets it is expected to receive as a result of its combination transaction with KKR Private Equity Investors, which is listed on the Euronext exchange.

30 September 2009

Nordic private equity firm CapMan hires Pöyry executive as an advisor

CapMan, a Nordic private equity firm listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange, will take on Teuvo Salminen as an advisor at the beginning of 2010. Salminen is the deputy to the president and CEO of consulting and engineering group Pöyry.

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