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9 June 2009

Former Goldman exec heads up new $400m Chinese private equity fund

A former head of Goldman Sachs’ Asia Special Situations Group (ASSG), has joined a Chinese private equity firm to run a newly established $400m fund, according to reports.

8 June 2009

Cerberus loses two senior partners

Two senior European partners have left US private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management, according to reports.

8 June 2009

Advent International hires Bob Wigley as operating partner

Advent International, a global private equity firm, has brought Bob Wigley into the fold as an operating partner, advising on investment opportunities in the European financial services sector.

4 June 2009

Charles River Ventures rehires Sarah Reed as general counsel

Charles River Ventures, a US early stage venture capital firm, has rehired Sarah Reed as general counsel after she filled the same role for seven years previously. Reed most recently worked for law firm Lowenstein Sandler, focusing on venture and private equity funds and venture-backed start-ups in the TechGroup.

2 June 2009

Mid Europa Partners to say goodbye to managing director

Bill Morrow, the managing director and COO of CEE-focused private equity firm Mid Europa Partners, will be retiring next month. His successor, Jacques du Preez has joined Mid Europa and will take over responsibility as COO.

1 June 2009

Citi Private Equity loses European exec to US healthcare investment firm

Citi Private Equity’s European head has left the firm to join Water Street Healthcare Partners, a healthcare-focused private equity group.

29 May 2009

Butler Capital welcomes Lise Nobre as partner

Butler Capital Partners, a French private equity firm that focuses on distressed and special situations and counts football team Paris Saint-Germain as one of its current investments, has hired Lise Nobre as a partner.

28 May 2009

Canaan Partners appoints former Yahoo! exec Sharad Sharma as entrepreneur-in-residence

Canaan Partners, a global venture capital firm, has appointed Sharad Sharma as an entrepreneur-in-residence. Sharma previously led Yahoo! India R&D where he was responsible for product engineering for all emerging markets and for several global products. He has more than 22 years of global experience in the internet, enterprise software and infrastructure markets.

21 May 2009

Osmosis Capital appoints Jim Totty as partner

Osmosis Capital, a UK-based fund of funds focused on the development of low carbon investment solutions, has welcomed Jim Totty as partner and senior investment manager.

20 May 2009

SVG Capital appoints CEO of listed operations and CEO of private equity fund management business

SVG Capital, the UK-based, listed private equity firm, has appointed Lynn Fordham as CEO and Tony Dalwood as CEO of SVG Advisers, the firm’s fund management subsidiary.

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