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29 September 2009

Blackstone media head joins New York PR firm Walek & Associates

The Blackstone Group’s media head has left the firm to join New York PR agency Walek & Associates. John Ford had led Blackstone’s global media relations and corporate communications for eight years before leaving at the end of 2008.

29 September 2009

UK Treasury appoints former Apax partner

HM Treasury, the UK’s Treasury office, has appointed former Apax partner Stephan Wilcke as chief executive of the Asset Protection Agency (APA).

28 September 2009

US private equity firm Thomas Weisel appoints former Carlyle chairman Robert E Grady to board of directors

US investment bank Thomas Weisel Partners Group has appointed of Robert E Grady, previously chairman of The Carlyle Group, as a member of the firm’s board of directors. The appointment increases the firm’s board to eight members, including seven independent directors.

23 September 2009

New York private equity firm KKR adds former GSO Capital managing director Lee Stern to mezzanine team

US Private equity veterans Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co have acquired GSO Capital managing director Lee Stern as director of their mezzanine investment team.

21 September 2009

European private equity firm Silverfleet Capital adds Frédéric Chiche to French investment team

European mid market buyout house Silverfleet Capital has increased the size of its Paris investment team with the appointment of Frédéric Chiche as an executive.

18 September 2009

US venture firm Voyager Capital add ex-Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen to team

West Coast technology venture group Voyager Capital have added Bruce Chizen, ex-CEO of software giant Adobe systems, to their team. Previously serving on Voyager’s advisory board, Chizen will be joining as a venture partner.

17 September 2009

US mid-market private equity firm Norwest Equity Partners appoints Jim Lindner as operating partner

US mid-market private equity firm Norwest Equity Partners has appointed Jim Lindner as an operating partner. Prior to his appointment, Lindner had been chairman of Norwest portfolio company Mitchell International, a provider of information services, software and e-business solutions for the automotive insurance claims industry.

17 September 2009

Citigroup chairman Richard Parsons joins US firm Providence Equity Partners as senior adviser

Citigroup chairman and former Time Warner CEO Richard Parsons has joined media, communications and information-focused private equity group Providence Equity Partners as a senior adviser.

16 September 2009

Early stage technology investor Gabriel Venture Partners appoints Scott Chou as managing director

Early stage venture capital firm Gabriel Venture Partners has appointed Scott Chou as managing director.

16 September 2009

Emerging markets private equity investor Cordiant Capital appoints Graeme Johnson as managing director

Emerging markets private equity investor Cordiant Capital has appointed Graeme Johnson as managing director. He will lead Cordiant’s investor relations group and participate in the investment process under the direction of David Creighton, Cordiant’s CEO.

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