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16 November 2009

Blackstone COO Tony James sells $67.5m of family’s stake

Tony James, the COO of US buy-out firm Blackstone, has sold $67.5m of his family stake in the private equity firm to invest in various funds.

16 November 2009

Advent hires operating partner for investments in TMT sector

Advent International, a global private equity firm, has added Harry Sachinis as an operating partner to advise on global investment opportunities in the media sector with a particular focus on the subsectors of publishing and information services.

12 November 2009

Former Wal-Mart CEO joins fund of funds Solamere Capital

The former CEO of Wal-Mart, Lee Scott, has joined Solamere Capital as an operating partner and member of its investment committee. The private equity firm, founded by the son of 2008 US presidential candidate Mitt Romney, manages fund investments, as well as direct and co-investments.

11 November 2009

PureTech Ventures adds ex-Pfizer exec John LaMattina as senior partner

PureTech Ventures, a firm focused on creation and early stage investment in therapeutics, medical devices, diagnostics, and research technologies, has added John LaMattina as a senior partner. LaMattina was previously president of Pfizer Global Research & Development and executive vice president of pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer, Inc.

11 November 2009

UK’s Risk Capital Partners adds former Bowmark partner to team

Risk Capital Partners, the UK entrepreneurial private equity firm founded by Channel 4 chairman Luke Johnson, has hired Michael Simmonds as a senior investment partner with a focus on sourcing and managing investment opportunities for RCP’s new £75m (€83.1m) fund, RCP II.

11 November 2009

Chepstow Capital expands team with HSBC and CLSA appointments

Newly launched Hong Kong private equity firm Chepstow Capital has expanded its team with three new appointments, according to reports.

10 November 2009

Ethical investor TLG Capital boosts team with two new hires

TLG Capital, an ethical investor in frontier markets, has expanded its team with the hire of Jamel Larbi from Merrill Lynch and Shaheryar Mian from Hewitt Associates.

10 November 2009

Fund of funds Fondinvest welcomes new partner

Fondinvest Capital, a Paris-based private equity fund of funds manager, has hired Catherine Lewis La Torre as a partner

10 November 2009

UK government-backed CfEL appoints former Oxford Capital exec

Capital for Enterprise (CfEL), the UK government’s venture capital fund of funds operation, has appointed Richard Hepper to help with the expansion of its operations and drive its future direction.

10 November 2009

Obama to nominate PE exec as head of Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp

Joshua Gotbaum, an operating partner at New York-based private equity firm Blue Wolf Capital who formerly served in the Bill Clinton administration, is tipped to head the troubled Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.

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