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1 September 2009

Dubai International Capital makes two senior management appointments

Investment firm Dubai International Capital has made two senior management appointments. Anand Krishnan has been made CEO of DIC from his existing role as COO at the company. David Smoot, current CEO of DIC Private Equity, has assumed responsibility of all DIC’s investment divisions, including emerging and public markets.

1 September 2009

Weil, Gotshal & Manges takes on new partners in London and New York

Weil, Gotshal & Manges, a law firm with a private equity practice group, has expanded its international tax practice with two partners joining the firm in London and New York.

1 September 2009

Fifth Street Finance hires new managing director to oversee private equity sponsor relations

Fifth Street Finance has brought Casey Zmijeski into the fold as a managing director in its New York office, where he will be responsible for developing and maintaining private equity sponsor relationships and sourcing debt financing opportunities.

1 September 2009

Communications equipment supplier Calix raises new funds

Communications equipment supplier Calix, which focuses on access solutions for broadband service delivery, has raised $50m in venture funding from existing investors and $50m in debt financing from Silicon Valley Bank.

28 August 2009

Cambodian private equity firm Leopard Capital adds two new team members

Leopard Capital, a Cambodian private equity firm, has added two new team members to strengthen its operations as it continues to raise capital for its debut vehicle, Leopard Cambodia Fund.

27 August 2009

Stanford’s private equity stakes to be sold despite objections

Allen Stanford, the Texas financier awaiting trial for criminal and civil allegations that he defrauded investors out of more than $7bn, is objecting to his private equity stakes being sold at a steeply discounted price.

27 August 2009

Advent International appoints Nance Dicciani as operating partner

Advent International has appointed Nance Dicciani as an operating partner. In her new role Dicciani will focus on investment opportunities in the chemicals and materials industry. Working with the firm’s deal team in Boston, she will support investment activities globally.

27 August 2009

Schroder Private Equity Fund of Funds chairman appointed to head PM Group’s board

Kevin Kelly, the chairman of Schroders Private Equity Fund of Funds and private equity firm SVG Investments Dublin, has been hired as chairman of management consultancy PM Group’s board.

27 August 2009

North Carolina pension fund says goodbye to CIO

The CIO of North Carolina’s $60bn pension fund, Patricia Gerrick, has resigned from her $340,000 post. She was one of the highest paid employees in state government.

26 August 2009

Actis appoints new director of investment relations and project management

Actis, a private equity investor focused on emerging markets, has appointed Adam Turtle to the new role of director of investment relations and project management.

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