Human Capital

Profile: Martim Avillez, Limerston Capital

The COO and founding partner discusses setting up the firm’s operations, combining them with his investment duties and navigating difficult times

Exponent opens Dublin office

Formerly COO at BlackRock, Jacqueline Flynn to head up the new shop as director of operations

Goddard leaves role at Zetland Capital

The former COO and CFO has been with the special situations house since it was founded in 2016

Firm identity

A tight fundraising environment and ESG fund naming conventions warrant a closer look at the names of private equity entities, writes Matthias Plötz

Apperio’s CEO steps down

Founder Nicholas d’Adhemar created the company in 2013 to improve the management of legal costs for PE firm in-house legal teams

Kapashi joins Playfair as CFO

Raxita Kapashi will oversee the firm’s finance function, support the founders and work across Playfair’s three funds

Abris Capital launches DEI code for portfolio

Firm makes commitments across education, governance, ownership and process with the aim of influencing industry practice

AnaCap welcomes CFO and GC into partnership

Graeme Chaffe (right) has been CFO since 2022; Victoria Brown (left) has been GC since 2020

The digital CFO

While most CFOs would protest at the idea of their entire role being outsourced, an example of a plug-in CFO service is the upcoming launch of Corvus Group. Is it time to outsource the CFO entirely?

Alpha Group appoints head of lender engagement

Ex-NatWest Markets, Benjamin James, to head up company’s lender relationships and oversee product development

Goodway succeeds Kapashi at Dawn

Alex Goodway fills the CFO position from Kindred Capital

Ropes & Gray’s Emily Brown joins White & Case

Brown joins as a partner in the law firm’s global M&A and PE industry group

Dillon Eustace appoints two to asset management practice

Laura Goonan and Hannah Fenlon join as partners in the practice in Dublin

Ropes & Gray promotes Maj to counsel

The lawyer’s asset management team promotes Dorota Maj as one of 20 lawyers making the move to counsel across the firm

Stake a chance on… Bonaccord Capital

The firm’s GP stake strategy focuses on capital formation and ‘creating an enduring institution’

NB appoints head of ESG data

Aria Goudarzi joins from Nikko Asset Management Group

Pinsent Masons appoints Irish funds team lead

Conor Durkin to head the firm’s funds team in Dublin

K&L adds funds partner

Formerly with Arthur Cox, Hazel Doyle is to join firm’s Dublin office launched earlier this year

Comment: Outsmarting the slowdown

Scott Ramsey of MUFG Investor Services explores how finance and ops leaders are laying the groundwork for growth

Mourant expands to Singapore

Firm to offer banking and finance, litigation and governance services

Ropes & Gray makes partnership promotions

Lisa Kaltenbrunner and Chris Townsend are based in London

PFA launches compensation module

Tool to provide analytics, management reports, compensation letters and leadership summaries

DIF Capital appoints head of ESG

Lorraine Becker steps into the role after two years as principal consultant at Environmental Resources Management

Cap10 hires new director of funds

Owain Rhodda joins from Zetland Capital

Profile: Gerwin Theiler, capiton AG

The CFO and partner reflects on how the industry has changed and talks shop about continuation vehicles and succession planning

Reframe launches sustainability practice

Nikhil Chouguley to lead the service

Former Zetland FD joins ImpactA Global

George Lok is the new finance director of the women-led impact investor

Herbert Smith Freehills appoints head of international private equity

Formerly with Sidley Austin, Eleanor Shanks takes on newly created role

ICG appoints head of Luxembourg

Hind El Gaidi joins from her previous role as head of financial information and valuation at Astorg

A&M appoints generative AI practice head

Anil Kumar will be supported by consulting lead David McGraw and CTO Chaz Henry

Everyone an ESG expert? Forget about it

Natalia Ramsden of Sofos Associates considers digital dementia, ESG and the value of prioritising critical thinking

(De)generative AI

As AI technology develops, so do the associated risks

Middleground appoints head of finance

Partner Cristopher Speight joins from biotech firm Alltech

Position Green opens Brussels office

Julia Staunig has been appointed to lead the firm’s Brussels team

Universal Investment’s COO heads up Luxembourg

Etienne Rougier aims to help with UI efa’s growth

Henderson moves to Telemos

All Seas Capital’s Charlotte Henderson is appointed COO at Telemos Capital; Pemberton’s Thomas Lack succeeds her

ICG fills new COO role

Sarah Faulkner will report to the CFO of ICG, David Bicarregui

Sonen appoints head of impact engagement

Amanda Feldman has previously co-founded portfolio initiative programme the Impact Management Project

Apex expands ESG solutions

Fund administrator offers compliance, reporting and consulting services after its acquisition of MJ Hudson’s ESG advisory businesses

Waystone finalises LFS deal

LFS’s UK ACD, Irish ManCo, fund administration and TA businesses will be incorporated into Waystone as all contractual conditions have finally been satisfied

Carmignac appoints head of private equity

Ardian’s Edouard Boscher to lead the asset manager’s operations for private equity as an asset class

Freshfields expands ESG and sustainability team

Travers Smith’s former head of environment and operational regulatory practice, Doug Bryden, has joined Freshfields

Avocado toast and carry

An open ear for the next generation’s concerns and demonstrating how PE can address them could be the key to answering the talent question

Investec expands fund finance offering to US

Bank has opened New York office and appointed Olivia Deroy as manager for origination and relationship management in the US

Amundi appoints CFO

Aurélia Lecourtier to succeed Domenico Aiello who takes up mantle of deputy CEO of Amundi Italy

Apollo appoints CFO and COO for private debt fund

Eric Rosenberg was previously CFO at Anchorage Capital and Adam Eling spent the last 11 years as principal at Apollo

Ocorian gets an A-Pass

The acquisition of the corporate administration service provider will strengthen Ocorian’s presence in Asia

Ex-Ardian team launches LP secondaries firm

Clipway to leverage technology and focus on buyout and growth managers across North America and Western Europe.

The roots of diversity

A diverse hiring process should focus on removing unconscious bias at the roots of your business rather than just getting the optics right

KKR expands operations to Gurugram

Firm’s new office in India’s second largest tech hub to house finance, operations, human capital and technology teams

Canoe appoints five

Senior appointments to support expansion, growth and operations

Hazeltree appoints CEO

Stephanie Miller to succeed Tushar Amin, who will step down for personal and family reasons

Goodwin expands litigation and dispute resolution team

Formerly at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, partner Mark Beardsworth to lead the firm’s government investigations and enforcement practice

Seeking diversity in adversity

Dörte Höppner of The Riverside Company argues that an economic downturn is the ideal time for PE firms to diversify their talent pools

New tools needed?

CFOs in the European midmarket worry about talent retention and whether their management strategies will be enough to nurture the leaders of tomorrow, writes Jon Whiteaker

Profile: Melanie Wiese, Deutsche Beteiligungs AG

The CFO and member of the board of management walks us through lessons learned in the course of her career and how her passion for a diverse and collaborative culture translates into practice

General Atlantic appoints COO

Graves Tompkins joined the firm in 2008 as managing director

What the AI?!... Montagu

Partner Daniel Fischer believes there are AI opportunities to be developed in risk management workflows

FCA and PRA propose D&I reporting measures

The consultation papers aim to introduce frameworks to measure D&I objectives

Impact Bridge appoints financial risk, compliance and ESG officer

Florencia López André joins from investment banking firm atl Capital