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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.

26 June 2009

Louis L Roquet resigns as president of Desjardins Venture Capital

Louis L Roquet has resigned from Montreal-based firm Desjardins Venture Capital, according to reports.

26 June 2009

Former Apple marketing exec joins venture capital firm Opus

A former marketing executive for Apple has joined venture capital firm Opus Capital as a general partner, according to reports.

25 June 2009

Northern Light Venture Capital hires former Focus Media CEO

Northern Light Venture Capital, a Chinese venture capital firm has hired former Focus Media CEO Tan Zhi as venture partner.

25 June 2009

Fund of funds Drum Capital welcomes managing director of HRJ Capital

Drum Capital Management, distressed and turnaround fund of funds manager, has appointed Duran Curis as a managing director. Curis will be responsible for assisting in the diligence, oversight, manager selection and portfolio construction for the Drum Capital Special Situation Partner Funds, as well as Drum’s portfolio construction and direct investments.

25 June 2009

HBG Holdings appoints head of new London office

HBG Holdings, a private equity investor and fund manager focusing on the Middle East, has appointed an executive director responsible for establishing the firm’s new London office.

23 June 2009

Co-founder of 17-year-old Madison Dearborn Partners leaves firm

A co-founder of Madison Dearborn Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm that raised its first fund in 1992, David Mosher, is leaving the firm at the end of the month, according to reports.

23 June 2009

UK mid-market private equity firm Synova Capital adds new investment director

Synova Capital, a UK private equity fund focused on the lower mid-market, has hired Ben Barnett as an investment director.

22 June 2009

Investcorp hires former head of Citigroup’s Middle East operations

Investcorp, a Bahrain-based alternative investment firm, has appointed the former head of Citigroup’s Middle East operations, Mohammed Al-Shroogi, to head its Gulf activities.

22 June 2009

US fund of funds Grove Street appoints Harvard professor as senior adviser

Grove Street Advisors, a private equity fund of funds, has hired Dr Josh Lerner, a professor at the prestigious Harvard Business School, as a senior adviser.

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