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15 April 2010

Permira’s Buffini to join Hugo Boss, NDS boards

Permira’s Damon Buffini will be joining the boards of portfolio companies Hugo Boss and NDS before he relinquishes his role as chairman at the European buy-out firm in June, according to the Financial Times.

14 April 2010

Synova Capital makes healthcare hire

Synova Capital, a UK private equity firm focused on the lower mid-market, has added a new investment director and head of healthcare, Dr Joe Wiley from Spirit Capital.

14 April 2010

Advent gears up for consumer investments with Coca-Cola vet hire

Advent International is looking to make moves in the consumer sector, in particular the food and beverage space, having last week announced the addition of former Dunkin’ Donuts head Will Kussell. The private equity firm’s new focus has now been underpinned with the hire of John Sheppard, who worked for the globally recognised Coca-Cola for two decades.

14 April 2010

Cleantech-focused Element Partners appoints new managing director

Element Partners, a clean technology growth equity firm based in the US city of Philadelphia, has appointed Sujit Banerjee as managing director.

13 April 2010

Standard Bank augments PE capabilities with three new hires

Standard Bank has hired three new senior executives to its private equity arm, augmenting the capabilities of the emerging markets-focused bank in the asset class.

13 April 2010

Wellington appoints former Enecsys chairman as venture partner

Global cleantech-focused firm Wellington Partners has appointed former Enecsys executive chairman Mossadiq Umedaly as venture partner.

12 April 2010

UK watchdog probes ex-JC Flowers investor embezzlement allegations

A former investor for US private equity firm JC Flowers is being investigated by the UK Financial Services Authority over allegations of embezzlement, according to the Financial Times.

12 April 2010

Key Capital Partners hires former ISIS director

Key Capital Partners, a UK-based lower mid-market private equity firm, has appointed former ISIS Equity Partners director Andy Gregory as a partner in its North of England team.

9 April 2010

Colony Capital hires former TPG partner

Colony Capital, the private equity firm that is financing famous photographer Annie Liebovitz’s debt, has poached former TPG partner Justin Chang and made him a principal.

8 April 2010

CD&R takes on former Procter & Gamble head

The former chairman, president and CEO of pharmaceuticals giant Procter & Gamble has joined private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice as a special partner.

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