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Hollyport promotes Chan to finance partner

Mei Chan joined Hollyport as head of finance in 2017

IPEM 2022: “We have to fight the fight”

FRANCE INVEST's Claire Chabrier discusses PE's role in tackling climate change and social inequalities

5 minutes with… Sita Kolossa, CEO of Nordbridge

We caught up with CEO and founder of Nordbridge, Sita Kolossa, to find out her drivers for establishing the executive search firm and her take on the evolution of PE recruitment over the past decade

Gen II names COO and CCO

Nikolaos Perros joins as COO; Ishita Shah appointed chief commercial officer

Kuts joins Ogier’s sustainable investment consulting team

Dasha Kuts joins the dedicated consulting team in Dublin as a senior manager

Earth Capital names COO

Elise Hockley steps into the role of COO and head of investor relations as part of the firm’s wider succession plans

TA Associates names COO

Jennifer Barbetta joins from Starwood Capital, alongside Lori Stachelski as chief talent officer and Darlene Karis as global head of HR

Crestbridge appoints head of Southampton office

David Bridger joins from Aztec to oversee operations

17Capital promotes Shah to CFO

Raj Shah appointed as former CFO Oliver Pritchard steps into the role of CCO.

Column: Reality check

You are the creator of your own reality, writes Thomas Woodland, The Private Equity Coach

Adams Street appoints CTO Pando to ExCom

Pando is tasked with leading the development of the firm’s data, application, infrastructure and cyber security capabilities

Citco names Bertolino head of PE and PC

Bertolino is charged with boosting operational efficiencies and enacting the firm’s plans of digitising its client experience

H.I.G. Capital creates global head of ESG role

Kim Leinwand Erle has joined from NY Green Bank where she was managing director and head of strategy and impact

Revaia appoints CFO

Jeito Capital’s Charles Rousset appointed as new CFO as former CFO/COO Bettina Denis is made head of sustainability

Allvue names Streetman as CEO

Appointment follows departure of Mark Heimbouch earlier this year, after one year in the role

Flexstone’s head of ESG departs

Caroline Gibert had been with the firm since 2014 having initially joined as BD & IR professional before taking on ESG in 2021

ScaleUp’s former FD joins FSC

Kirstyn Lowry-Corry has joined the firm in the newly-created FD role, based in London

Genesis Capital appoints senior counsel

Vojtěch Novák joins from Dentons, where he advised local and international clients on corporate and M&A issues with TMT, energy, automotive sectors, and PE

RBSI appoints managing director

Susan Fouquier has been appointed managing director of institutional banking

Advent names new CFO

H.I.G’s Susan Gentile replaces outgoing Eilen Sivolella

Hazeltree opens fintech engineering centre in Bournemouth

The centre will be staffed by software developers, product managers and owners, DevOps and client services tasked with designing, building, and onboarding new clients

Apex appoints India country head

Akshay Thakurdesai joins the firm from BNP Paribas where he was head of securities services India

Daring to be different

Having enjoyed several years of stellar growth, have Asian fund managers done enough to ensure their firms are operating in a robust enough manner to weather the gathering global macroeconomic storm?

TDA 2022: Technology Professional of the Year: Christopher Conradi, FSN Capital

Conradi explains what enabled him to achieve a number of goals in 2021, which led the judges to describe him as difficult to rival in PE

TDA 2022: HR & Talent Professional of the Year: Mandi Akali, Capital Dynamics

Akali discusses her proudest achievements and increased push on D&I which impressed the judges

Shanks joins NLC

Ian Shanks joins fund finance lender No Limit Capital as senior adviser and chair of the investment committee

TDA 2022 Recruitment: Finance & Operations winner: PER

Dean Terry (head of HR & legal) and Harry Gwynne (head of finance & tax) at PER reflect on the firm's impressive 428 placements in the last 18 months

Nordic Capital’s CTO departs

Mark Peacock has left the firm to join Swedish-cloud data management company Zebware

Freeths creates private funds practice in London

George Metcalfe has joined from Simmons & Simmons as a partner to head up Freeths’ private funds practice in London

Apex names Zamal as compliance executive

Aneeqa Zamal joins the firm from the FCA where she was an associate

Balderton creates head of impact and SFGs role

Elodie Broad has joined the firm from Deloitte, where she was most recently senior manager for ESG strategy and sustainable finance

BlackRock’s Narayan joins Arcesium

Mahesh Narayan has joined the firm as segment head (institutional asset managers)

Champions league

The Drawdown Awards recognise the very best in private equity operations, awarding outstanding service provision and operational leaders.

PwC’s Corbin joins White Star as CFO

Tony Corbin joins the venture capital firm after 17 years at PwC Channel Islands

Domicile watch: July 2022

Key takeaways from the major PE domiciles: including JFA’s new committee, GFSC’s updated blacklist and proposed fees increase as well as FCA’s leadership hires

ScaleUp appoints FD

Tej Shah has joined the firm from venture capital firm Accel

Freshstream appoints two

Victoria Swann has been appointed legal counsel and Alexandra Campbell has been named ESG co-ordinator

JTC promotes Mueller to group director

The firm has also made 100 staff promotions across the business

Profile: Laura Howes, Key Capital Partners

The finance & operations director discusses her move from origination to finance and ops, challenges in her new position, as well as her involvement with the firm’s tech stack

JFA elects new committee

Crestbridge’s Michael Johnson has taken over the role of chair from Tim Morgan

Role call: occupational psychologist

With more importance placed on the minds of PE practitioners in order for them to perform at their very best, should GPs consider hiring an occupational psychologist?

Keyhaven promotes three

Zaid Tabani has been promoted to head of finance, Yunzhen Zhao to head of fund accounting and Sarah Baha to head of compliance

KKR strengthens legal function

David Sorkin has been promoted to chief legal officer, while Kathryn King Sudol has been hired as general counsel

Addleshaw’s Carrington rejoins Simmons & Simmons

Charlotte Carrington has been appointed as supervising associate (financial services regulation)

Silverfleet’s Gavey joins Perwyn

James Gavey has joined the firm as chief financial officer, based in London

abrdn’s Crusey departs

Going forward, her role will be absorbed by others in the team who hold similar roles

Grant Thornton promotes Killer to partner

Martin Killer joined the firm in March 2018 as tax director

Inflexion promotes Stevens to partner

Andrew Stevens has been general counsel at the firm since October 2017

Debevoise appoints six

Gregg Young and Fatema Al-Arayedh have been appointed as international counsel, while Brett Bush, Kate Kapych, Christina Chen Marex and Adam Namm have been named counsel

EQT’s Brabers joins Gilde

Nathalie Brabers has been appointed to the newly-created role of chief operating officer

Höppner named as Riverside CSO

Newly-formed role sees Höppner overseeing and driving the GP's ESG initiatives globally

Henderson joins Goodwin

Andrew Henderson joins from Macfarlanes where he was a partner

Gen Z call for PE to boost ESG credentials

Private equity firms should better highlight their ESG credentials if they want to secure the next generation of top talent within a fiercely competitive candidate market, new research finds.

Luchet joins ACA to lead European ESG Advisory

Marie Luchet was previously the director of Continental Europe with Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI)

17Capital appoints Hedley as ESG director

Claire Hedley joins from Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where she led the ESG client strategy group.

HFC: Employing fund management expertise to make a difference

Marshall Wace partner Jon May explains how Help for Children (HFC) applies the fund management expertise of its team members to make a real difference in preventing child abuse.

LDC appoints ESG director

Alex Bexon joins from Deloitte where he spent the last 10 years in the firm’s ESG advisory practice

Profile: Laurent Marvy, PAI Partners

The head of HR discusses the key differences of HR & talent across the globe, PAI’s HR set up and advice for firms wanting to maintain culture in a hybrid environment

Gen II appoints Millner as CEO

Appointment marks a wider reshuffle of the firm’s leadership team

SDCL appoints CCO

Sarah Miraj joins from CQS (UK) where she was a compliance consultant for three-and-a-half years