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23 June 2015

MD Posner to step down from First Reserve

david posner First Reserve’s managing director David Posner is leaving the energy-focused private equity firm after more than three years.

22 June 2015

17Capital expands investment team with three hires

england-750407_640 London-based private equity firm 17Capital has bolstered its investment team with the hiring of Beate Pelz, Vjerana Spajić and Nicolo Colombo.

22 June 2015

Seventure Partners names Massari, Werner to Health for Life Capital fund investment committee

paris Seventure, a Paris-based venture capital firm, has named Danilo Casadei Massari and Thomas Werner to the investment committee of its Health for Life Capital fund.

22 June 2015

AlpInvest’s co-head of US co-investing joins Goldman

2241353 Thomas Spoto, who co-led US co-investments at Carlyle-owned fund of funds AlpInvest Partners, has left the firm, AltAssets understands.

19 June 2015

PAI Partners’ Lionel Zinsou named prime minister of Benin

Africa - west African countries In what some observers are likely to see as further evidence of Africa's growing political focus on economic development, the president of the West African country of Benin has chosen the head of a Paris-based private equity firm, PAI Partners, to be the country's next prime minister.

19 June 2015

ICG adds Chris Austin as global head of consultant relations

North America map Global asset manager Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) has strengthen its North American Distribution team by hiring Chris Austin.

17 June 2015

Frank Vlayen moves up to Waterland group managing partner, CEO, as Thielen steps back

Frank Vlayen Waterland Waterland Private Equity Investments has promoted Frank Vlayen to group managing partner and chief executive, as chairman Rob Thielen steps back from day-to-day management of the company that he founded.

17 June 2015

Goldman’s Dibelius moves into PE by joining CVC

interview hire job suit tie Goldman Sachs’ renowned investment banker Alexander Dibelius is reportedly set to join European private equity CVC Capital Partners later this year, AltAssets understands.

16 June 2015

Jonathan Pollack named debt strategies CIO of Blackstone Real Estate

park-avenue-new-york-august-2006-673371-m Blackstone has poached a top executive from Deutsche Bank, Jonathan Pollack, to to be chief investment officer of its property-debt operations.

16 June 2015

Napoleon and Wellington ‘do battle again’ via private equity

David_-_Napoleon_crossing_the_Alps_-_Malmaison1 The British press has had a field day recently, with the news that two direct descendants of Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington – who clashed famously on the plains of Belgium two centuries ago, in the Battle of Waterloo – are employed by rival private equity organisations in London.

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