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7 July 2009

Managing partner of European buy-out firm Cinven switches roles after 22 years

Robin Hall, the managing partner at European private equity firm Cinven for more than two decades, is switching roles. He will now fill the newly created role of executive chairman, whilst Hugh Langmuir will step up to be managing partner.

6 July 2009

Dubai-based private equity firm Abraaj Capital appoints Deutsche Bank veteran

Abraaj Capital, a Dubai-based private equity firm, has hired Deutsche Bank veteran Ashok Aram as a managing director.

6 July 2009

Zurich-based private equity firm Zurmont Madison hires new investment manager

Zurmont Madison Management, a Zurich-based private equity firm, is expanding its investment team with the appointment of Andreja Solar as an investment manager.

6 July 2009

European venture capital firm Index welcomes former Cisco exec

Index Ventures, A European venture capital firm, has brought Cisco veteran Mike Volpi into the fold as a partner based in its London office.

2 July 2009

US growth capital firm General Atlantic appoints senior vice president and special advisor

General Atlantic, a US-based growth capital firm, has appointed Cory A Eaves as a senior vice president and David H Langstaff, the former CEO of US defence company Veridian, as a special advisor.

2 July 2009

LA’s Saban Capital hires former 20th Century Fox exec as managing director

Saban Capital Group, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm specialising in the media, entertainment and communications industries, has hired Elie Dekel as a managing director.

1 July 2009

Emerging markets investor Actis hires new head of West Africa

Actis, an emerging markets-focused private equity firm, has appointed Ngozi Edozien as the new head of West Africa. Edozien joins Actis from her position as the founding CEO of the Equity Vehicle for Health in Africa, long-term risk capital to Africa’s under-served healthcare market, set up in association with the International Finance Corporation.

30 June 2009

Blackstone hires new Asia Pacific exec

Blackstone Group has appointed a former Deutsche Asset Management executive as a managing director, responsible for overseeing the firm's fundraising in the Asia Pacific region.

29 June 2009

Technology-focused venture capital firm Mohr Davidow Ventures hires Alex de Winter

Alex de Winter has joined technology-focused venture capital firm Mohr Davidow Ventures. He will focus on life sciences and personalised medicine, and biotechnology-based cleantech, according to the firm.

29 June 2009

CalPERS appoints two new deputy executive officers

California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has made two senior appointments to help lead the pension fund’s operations and retirement programmes.

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