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23 August 2010

Former UK Treasury Minister to advise Maven Capital Partners

Scottish private equity firm Maven Capital Partners has recruited Ian Pearson, a former Treasury and Business Minister for the UK government, as senior adviser.

20 August 2010

Energy sector luminary Bernotat to advise Permira

Permira has called on the former CEO of power giant E.ON and energy sector veteran Wulf Bernotat, hiring him as a senior adviser.

19 August 2010

Temasek appoints two new presidents in overhaul of top brass

Singapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek Holdings, manager of an estimated $119bn portfolio, has made a raft of recent high-profile appointments to hone its capabilities as an investment house.

18 August 2010

Schwarzman issues apology over Hitler slip-up

Stephen Schwarzman has issued an apology in response to the backlash over his calamitous analogy that compared Obama’s private equity taxation proposal to Hitler’s invasion of Poland.

18 August 2010

CalSTRS creates new dual role

CalSTRS, California’s $134bn public pension fund for teachers, has created a new role that encompasses the duties of a CIO and the more focused duties of a director of an asset class.

17 August 2010

Schwarzman likens PE tax hike to Hitler’s invasion of Poland

Stephen Schwarzman, the head of buy-out major The Blackstone Group, has likened the Obama administration’s anticipated tax hike on private equity to the catalyst for World War 2 – Adolf Hitler’s invasion of Poland.

17 August 2010

IK Investment Partners bolsters Stockholm team with new hire

IK Investment Partners, formerly known as Industri Kapital, has hired the chief executive of Swedish-listed drill-bit business Seco Tool, Kai Wärn, as a partner in its Stockholm office.

13 August 2010

Carlyle sees Conway return to head global buy-outs

Carlyle’s buy-out division is set for a reshuffle as Daniel Akerson leaves to take up a post as CEO of stricken automobile company General Motors, according to reports.

12 August 2010

Former UK government minister Lord Davies joins Corsair Capital

Mervyn Davies, the ex-head of Standard Chartered bank who was last year appointed as Trade Minister by then Prime Minister Gordon Brown, has been hired by Corsair Capital, the financial services-focused buy-out firm that used to be part of JP Morgan.

10 August 2010

UK turnaround firm Rutland bolsters team with new investment manager

UK turnaround investor Rutland Partners has appointed a new investment manager, hiring Rahul Satsangi from one of the so-called big four auditors, PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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