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Iconical’s CFO departs

Arnd Schwierholz had been at the VC firm for two years

Diversity and inclusion executive search firm launches

Follett Parker aims to help women fill senior roles within private equity

Travers Smith names Cawood as PE head

The appointment follows several departures from the law firm as US-led groups build their European practices

Crestbridge appoints senior risk and compliance officer

Marie Morris joins from Butterfield Bank to assume the roles of director and money laundering compliance officer

Simpson Thacher appoints financial regulatory lawyer

Stephanie Biggs joins from Travers Smith to co-lead the firm’s European financial services and funds regulatory team

Aztec Group appoints CEO

Kathryn Purves to assume CEO role as Edward Moore, founder of Aztec Group, becomes chair of the group board

Pantheon appoints chief financial officer

Dean Maines joins the firm as CFO and partner, as two senior operations team members are promoted to partner

Equipped appoints CEO

Edward Green joins the company after 15 years at AnaCap

Ares Capital appoints first COO

Jana Markowicz is appointed to the newly created role after 18 years’ service at the firm

Goodwin grows secondaries practice

Partner Jacqueline Eaves joins after four years at Kirkland & Ellis

Profile: Rebecca Roberts, Conviction VC

Co-founder and COO of Conviction VC, Rebecca Roberts, comments on the importance of understanding the needs of her team when building a successful enterprise

Macfarlanes expands private investment funds practice

Stephen Ross joins the firm after nine years as a partner at Sidley Austin

‘CFOs are embracing their role as strategic leaders’

Key takeaways from EY’s 10th annual Global Private Equity Survey

Palatine promotes Fazakerley to partner and CFO

Sam Fazakerley joined the firm in 2007 as finance director

Apex acquires Luxembourg’s ALFI Partners

The acquisition aims to deliver a cross-border fund-distribution solution

Deal breakers

A guide for hiring managers and female candidates when striving to fill senior-level positions

PE’s got IT-alent

As PE is increasingly becoming data- and software-driven, it is struggling to source the talent equipped to leverage new technologies. How can GPs incentivise tech talent to come onboard?

Pinsent Masons acquires Morgan Green Advisory

Law firm expands its ESG services by joining forces with sustainability finance consultancy

Apex launches advisory and capital-raising services

KPMG’s former head of asset management advisory, Dan Page, to lead the offering

Reed Smith expands private credit practice

Linn Mayhew joins from McGuireWoods as partner

Pinsent’s Bowen joins K&L to launch Dublin office

Gayle Bowen is joined by Shane Geraghty and Michelle Lloyd as founding partners

MUFG IS appoints head of fund finance for APAC

Citi’s Fi Dinh joins the firm to lead its expanding offering in the region

Centerbridge appoints operations director for Europe

Russell Proffitt-Perchard was previously executive vice-president for real assets at Citco

MJ Hudson appoints director in ESG and sustainability team

Mark Thompson joins MJ Hudson’s London office

Ambienta promotes CFO to partner

Daniele Gatti’s decade at Ambienta sees him promoted to partner

Column: The power of reflection

As the year draws to a close, Nikki Swan - founder of Mindful Swan, explores the benefits of self-reflection and the ways in which it can support achieving goals

ACE & Company names CFO/COO as chair

Sally Beh joined the firm in 2012 and has been serving as its CFO since 2016

Livingbridge promotes Dennison to partner

Jeremy Dennison joined the firm in 2018 as general counsel

DBAG appoints CFO

Melanie Wiese joins from Bayernwerk as CFO and Torsten Grede plans to resign from office in 2023

PE short on tech talent

The gap is particularly wide in automation and cybersecurity, according to a new survey

EQT added to Dow Jones Sustainability Index

EQT has been selected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, following its results in the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment

K&E’s McCarthy joins Triton

He joins the legal team, headed up by general counsel Daisy Raven

Apex expands in the Nordics

Formerly at Nordic Trustee, Felix Edgren will head up the company’s offering

The great talent depression

Natalia Ramsden of Sofos Associates believes private equity firms can be doing much more to better understand, and therefore attract fresh talent

Discrimination of ethnic minorities remains high

Ineffective HR policies and lack of representation are driving forces, says Reboot

Ardian extends profit sharing to portfolio companies

The firm has partnered with nonprofit organisation Ownership Works to facilitate value sharing

EQT partners with Nobel Prize Outreach

The partnership hopes to inspire global audiences on societal challenges

RBS International appoints CRO

Wendy Phillis joins from Link Group

LCap launches PE leadership evaluation tool

It facilitates comparison between existing and anonymised leadership teams

Bargaining power

Norgay’s Mary Gay Townsend is pleased to see women negotiating compensation in private equity

Asante expands to Munich

George Lyons will serve as director of the Munich office

Column: You are what you eat

Natalia Ramsden of Sofos Associates highlights the importance of nutrition when it comes to performance

Female leaders in PE outearning male counterparts

According to new compensation figures, the lack of female leadership at PE firms has heightened demand, and therefore boosted pay

Stafford Capital appoints head of HR

Sarah Ely joins the firm after ten years at Insight Investment

PE’s ethnic diversity declines

According to new research, PE’s diversity score has declined by two points compared with the previous 12 months

Comment: The dangers of an uncertain legacy

History bears witness to the destructive potential of unplanned succession, but private equity and VC funds aren't planning for it, especially in Europe. Diana Meyel, managing partner at Cipio Partners, considers the dangers and strategies surrounding a strangely unexamined issue

Goodwin names Pathak as London co-chair

Ajay Pathak has been a partner in the firm’s private investment funds group since 2017

Oak Group makes two appointments

Oak has hired Belinda Ridout as director of client accounting and Hannah Crocker as company secretary

Bain Capital names GC

Former head of Ropes Gray’s London office, Will Rosen, remains with Bain Capital following his secondment

Simmons & Simmons builds out Spanish fund practice

The law firm sees growth opportunities in the country, particularly for international asset managers

GP policies under increasing LP scrutiny, says EY

Higher levels of LP scrutiny are arising over risk management, talent retention schemes and ESG policy development across GP firms, according to an EY survey

Hazeltree appoints chief technology officer

Paul Higdon joins the treasury management technology provider from ION Treasury

Agilitas appoints two finance team members

Mia Sendlbeck and Sam Berry have joined as finance director and finance manager, respectively

Kadens Capital names CFO

Peakside’s Nikhil Gupta has joined the firm as CFO and COO

PE’s DEI strategies fall short

Initiatives need to be a core business objective and not a HR function, says Jensen Partners

Sofinnova names COO

Mats Eklund was previously senior advisor to Sprints Capital and NREP

Aztec Group hires non-executive director

New York-based Eric Bernstein has joined the fund administrator’s board

Boyden UK hires private equity partners

Siwan Jones specialises in executive search and James Hunt focuses on interim management

Reed Smith hires partner from Kirkland & Ellis

Romin Dabir joins the firm’s Financial Industry Group

MJ Hudson expands ESG & Sustainability business to Spain

The company has incorporated a Spanish ESG consulting firm in its development overseas