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6 November 2009

Apax Partners Asia loses chairman

Apax Partners Asia chairman Max Burger-Calderon has retired and will now serve as part-time non-executive chairman, according to Dow Jones. No one is taking up his full-time chairman role at the company.

6 November 2009

European private equity firm Permira shuffles Paris team

European private equity firm Permira has shuffled its Paris team with the promotion of Benoit Vauchy as head of the French capital’s office. Vauchy takes over from Philippe Robert who has decided to retire at the end of the year.

6 November 2009

Southfield Capital Advisors makes hire for new mezzanine fund

Southfield Capital Advisors, a private equity firm focused on the lower middle-market, has brought Steven Axel into the fold to lead the formation of a new mezzanine fund, which is expected to begin investing in 2010.

5 November 2009

Japanese PE exec dies following insider trading investigation

Unison Capital, a Japanese private equity firm focused on buy-outs, has said that the Japanese Securities and Exchange Surveillance has been investigating an alleged insider trading incident, the day before one of its executives died.

5 November 2009

VC firm Apposite Capital makes hire for North American primary and secondary investments

Apposite Capital, the healthcare specialist venture capital firm, has nabbed Dr Eric Shiozaki from life sciences venture investor Burrill & Company as an associate director of North America.

4 November 2009

London’s Lyceum Capital strengthens investment team with new hire

Lyceum Capital, a mid-market growth equity investor based in London, has strengthened its investment team with the appointment of Martin Wygas.

4 November 2009

Mid-market PE firm Genstar Capital hires former Russell Investments operating executive

Genstar Capital, a middle-market private equity firm, has hired the former vice chairman of Russell Investments, Hal Strong, as an operating executive.

3 November 2009

Law firm Winston & Strawn expands private equity operations

International law firm Winston & Strawn has expanded its private equity practice and middle-market capabilities with the addition of Dominick DeChiara, Bradley Vaiana, Bryan Goldstein, and Jennifer Kurtis, who have joined the firm's New York office as partners.

3 November 2009

UK’s Foresight Group expands solar team

Foresight Group, a renewables-focused alternative asset management firm, has strengthened its solar team with the appointment of Humberto Santillana as investment director. Initially based in Madrid, Santillana will be responsible for the origination and execution of solar photovoltaic investments by Foresight in Spain and other target countries in Europe.

2 November 2009

Nordic PE firm CapMan’s CFO resigns

CapMan’s CFO Kaisa Arovaara will resign from the Nordic private equity firm as of the beginning of next year.

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