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27 July 2009

Private equity CEO picked up by Citigroup’s board

The CEO and senior managing director of Ripplewood Holdings Timothy C Collins has been appointed to major financial services entity Citigroup’s board of directors.

27 July 2009

TPG co-founder David Bonderman takes seat on General Motors board

The co-founding partner of US private equity firm TPG, David Bonderman, is one of five new General Motors board members brought in to assist the automaker after it emerged from bankruptcy earlier this month.

27 July 2009

San Francisco venture capital firm appoints general partner

Early stage venture capital firm Levensohn Venture Partners has taken on Scott Sillars as a general partner.

24 July 2009

Fund of funds manager charged with embezzlement of $24m

John A Orecchio, the co-owner and president of Chicago-based private equity fund of funds manager AA Capital Partners, has been charged by the United States Attorney's Office with allegedly embezzling $24m.

24 July 2009

Obama appoints private equity firm’s managing director to Treasury

US President Barack Obama has appointed Jeffery Goldstein, managing director of private equity investment firm Hellman & Friedman, as Under Secretary for Domestic Finance, Department of the Treasury.

23 July 2009

Swiss bank Pictet & Cie loses its head of private equity

Swiss inependent private bank Pictet & Cie has lost its head of private equity, Marwan Naja. Naja oversaw the bank’s private equity funds of funds business, but has left to pursue direct invesments.

22 July 2009

Global private equity firm H.I.G. Capital hires managing director in its London office

Global private equity firm H.I.G. Capital has appointed Appu Mundassery as a managing director based in London, where he will lead the European distressed debt activities of Bayside Capital, H.I.G.’s debt affiliate.

22 July 2009

Cleantech venture firm Curzon Park Capital nabs Cinven partner

Curzon Park Capital, a London-based venture capital firm that invests in cleantech, has appointed Peter Gangsted as advisory partner.

21 July 2009

US alternative asset manager Fortress hires ex-Fannie Mae head as CEO

Fortress Investment Group, the New York Stock Exchange-listed alternative asset manager, has appointed Daniel H Mudd, the former head of mortgage giant Fannie Mae, as CEO.

21 July 2009

San Francisco-based life sciences investor Burrill & Co appoints managing director

Burrill & Company, a San Francisco-based life sciences player with activities in venture capital, private equity, merchant banking and media, has hired Joao Paulo V Poiares Baptista as managing director for both Burrill & Co and Burrill Latin America.

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