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18 May 2009

Chicago private equity firm Glencoe Capital hires Detroit investment professional

Glencoe Capital, a Chicago-based private equity firm, has hired Detroit investment professional Douglas S Kearney as a principal. Kearney will help manage the firm’s latest fund, the Michigan Opportunities Fund.

18 May 2009

KKR strengthens Middle East operations with addition of Ambassador Ford M Fraker as senior adviser

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co, the global alternative assets manager, continues its growth strategy in the Middle East with the appointment of Ambassador Ford M Fraker as senior adviser.

18 May 2009

Bain Capital managing director moves to Bank of America-Merrill Lynch

International private investment firm Bain Capital has lost one of its managing directors, Junichi Shiroshita, to Bank of America-Merrill Lynch.

18 May 2009

French private equity firm Siparex Group replaces CEO

Siparex Group, a French mid-market private equity firm, has appointed Bertrand Rambaud as CEO. Rambaud replaces Dominique Nouvellet, founding chairman and CEO of the firm for 31 years, at the unanimous proposal of the Group’s managing partners.

15 May 2009

Vulcan Capital appoints new president

Vulcan Capital, the private investment arm of Vulcan Inc, has appointed Chris Temple as president. He has been vice president of the firm since September last year and also serves on Vulcan Inc’s executive committee.

14 May 2009

Italian firm IDeA Alternative Investments appoints chairman

IDeA Alternative Investments, an Italian firm launched in 2007 by Investitori Associati, Wise and the Gruppo De Agostini, has appointed Lino Benassi as chairman.

14 May 2009

Brookfield Asset Management hires managing partner of private institutional equity

Brookfield Asset Management, the listed asset management firm, has appointed Leo van den Thillart to the position of managing partner of private institutional equity.

14 May 2009

Private equity funds of funds investor Pantheon expands Asia team

Pantheon, the global private equity funds of funds investor, has bolstered its Asian team with the addition of Brian Lim as a principal to its Hong Kong office. This brings the firm’s Asia-based investment team to eight professionals.

12 May 2009

London-based Octopus Ventures appoints new investor director

Octopus Ventures, a venture capital company focusing on early-stage and expanding businesses, has appointed Jo Oliver, an entrepreneur and former executive director of Lehman Brothers, as its investor director.

11 May 2009

Carlyle brings former Kuwait Petroleum CEO into MENA operations

The Carlyle Group has hired Nader H Sultan as a senior advisor to the firm’s Middle East and North Africa team.

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