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Apex bolsters US team

The firm has added a chief business development officer in New York

Highvern appoints two in Ireland

Emma Keane (left) has been named country head while Adrian Bailie (right) steps into the role of head of corporate and capital markets

Renauld bids goodbye to Sienna

CFO departs after four years; Banel Kane set to follow in his footsteps

Phoenix’s Steve Darrington retires

Darrington exclusively shares with The Drawdown some final thoughts before concluding his career

IQ-EQ appoints MD for Belgium

Formerly with Deloitte, Philippe Hijazin steps into the role

NLC adds general counsel

Ruth Pearson joins after eight years at LendInvest

Stanley adds ESG associate to transformation team

Katharina Franke joins the firm from Boston Consulting Group

ECI appoints head of people

Tamsin Webster joins from Fulcrum Asset Management

Apex Group appoints private clients and family office head

Katie Baxter joins from Jersey office of Ogier

Former BlackRock VP joins Avantia

Paul Gaskell takes up mantle of CTO at the law firm

Nordea promotes Johard to head of fund finance

She previously worked in the bank’s leveraged finance team

Synthesis loses second CFO in two years

The Drawdown exclusively reveals that director of finance and operations Matt Gill has resigned and will leave the firm in August

Invest Europe names chair

Partner and chair of EMEA at KKR, Johannes Huth, takes up the mantle

S64 welcomes CTO

Marcus Glover was previously managing director at Bank of Singapore, Deutsche Bank and UBS Investment Bank

Travers Smith adds to retailisation expertise

Joel Grossmark, formerly European legal counsel at Blackstone, joins the firm as a partner

Corvus appoints Sands as non-exec

The chief operating officer of Federated Hermes GPE joins the Corvus board

Weinberg appoints general secretary

Émilie Lhopitallier to oversee financial and legal activities and manage cross-functional operations

Aztec executive board reshuffle

Stuart Fulton has joined as CFO, Jane Hanson as chief people officer and Richard Larnder as chief strategy and transformation officer

Fundcraft adds Keith Hale to its board of directors

Hale will assume the role of senior adviser

Gibson Dunn welcomes tax partner

Formerly with Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Benjamin Rapp joins the firm’s tax practice group across Munich and Frankfurt

Core Equity appoints CFO

Frederic Collin joins from Revive

Atempo Growth appoints COO

Tina Page, formerly of MV Credit, steps into the role after a career break

Abrdn launches sustainability committee

Chair Sarah Moody (right) has been promoted to chief corporate affairs and sustainability officer while Kristina Church (left) joins as global head of corporate sustainability

Passthrough welcomes head of financial crime

Mark Mangion formally joins full-time after spending the last two years in the role of financial crime adviser

Holtara appoints inaugural global chief commercial officer

Formerly with TimesSquare Capital Management, Yovanka Bylander Arroyo takes up the mantle of global CCO and head of Americas

Ocorian appoints new CFO

Craig Buick succeeds Gavin James who is now retired from full-time employment

Ogier adds to fund expertise in Dubai

Dominic Athwal relocates to Dubai and receives promotion to counsel

Skadden welcomes financial regulation partner

Formerly with Linklaters, Sebastian Barling advises on regulatory aspects of M&A, investment funds, PE funds, insurers and banks

BGF selects Christopher Olds to succeed Matthew Reed as COO

Reed is taking time off over the summer before he begins his next chapter

Guy moves to Holland Mountain

Matt Guy to spearhead the company’s AI professional services for private equity firms

White & Case expands Luxembourg tax practice

Ex-Allen & Overy counsel Guilhèm Becvort specialises in cross-border tax law for private equity, debt and real estate strategies

Apex appoints global head of operational transformation

Ken Fullerton steps into the role after nearly two decades at SS&C GlobeOp

White & Case add funds partner in Luxembourg

Emmanuel Gutton joins from the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry

Goodwin welcomes Lux-based partner

Virginie Leroy joins the firm’s private investment funds practice

Bitkraft appoints VP of finance

Lauren Wilhelm was previously at Aduro Advisors

Reframe launches debt advisory

The advisory has partnered with Sandeep Pradhan and his business Liverpool Street Capital Advisors

Quilvest appoints new COO

Eggleston is the second senior executive to join Quilvest from Pantheon in recent months

Petra Funds appoints chief of staff

Steven Antonson previously worked in-house at US VC firm Zero Infinity Partners as CFO and COO

TDR appoints head of compliance

Jon Wedgbury was previously head of compliance at USS Investment Management

Apex Invest appoints MD

John Papesh to head up the offering in Abu Dhabi

Investec Bank launches private credit management division

Michael Miller joins as head of private credit management after 21 years at HSBC

Clifford Chance promotes Dunne to partner

Stephanie Dunne has been at the firm for a decade, since completing her training contract

Ogier welcomes McManus into partnership

Matt McManus joined the firm in 2021 as a managing associate

Blackstone’s head of GP stakes departs

Mustafa Siddiqui spent 14 years at the firm and had held his current role for four years

EQT appoints legal director

Formerly with Invesco, StepStone and BlackRock, Archanna Ramu will be responsible for client relations and capital raising

Mayfair creates new senior data lead

Maria Carradice is also responsible for ESG

Hg makes leadership appointments

Firm welcomes Vijay Bharadia as CFO and Samantha McGonigle as general counsel and partner

Maguar appoints senior fund controller

Formerly with Deutsche Private Equity, Joachim Deselaers moves into the role

Ennea Capital’s von Herman joins ACE

Former director of operations of VC firm moves to fund admin as VP and head of customer excellence

RSM appoints new head of private equity

Stuart Clowser succeeds Charlie Jolly who was previously in the role for nine years

Bridgepoint appoints CFO

Ruth Prior succeeds Adam Jones who will step down after six years

Carlyle appoints tax leadership

The firm’s own Clare Copeland (left) takes up the mantle of chief tax officer as Shannon Stafford (right) is appointed chair of tax

Debevoise appoints funds partner

Goodwin’s Shawn D’Aguiar makes the switch after seven years

Bain & Company’s Alexander Schmitz succeeds Christophe De Vusser

Schmitz will assume the role of private equity EMEA practice lead

NLC appoints non-exec director and CTO

Investec co-founder Bernard Kantor and ex-Meta Kresimir Slugan join the independent non-bank lender, respectively

DunPort appoints GC

Niamh O’Reilly joins the private debt asset manager after nine years at corporate law firm McCann FitzGerald

Sheenagh Dougall replaces Lesley Cairney as Artemis COO

Cairney’s retirement at the end of May follows that of compliance head Graeme Mitchell in March

Abacus appoints CEO

Anthony J D’Ambrosi takes over from founder Chris Grandi, who is taking up the mantle of chair

Titanbay appoints CEO

The firm’s COO Ossama Soliman steps into the role, as outgoing CEO Thomas Eskebaek joins the board of directors

Ogier appoints Luxembourg funds partner

Hervé Leclercq will advise PE, real estate and infrastructure fund managers on fund structuring, operating and marketing

Mayer Brown expands tax practice

Sam Riesenberg joins after 12 years at KPMG US

Hamilton Lane appoints new COO of client solutions operations

Reilly was previously COO at investment bank PJT Park Hill for more than eight years

Yielco promotes GC to managing director

Britta Lorenz took up the mantle of the firm’s general counsel and director two years ago

Investcorp’s Jan Erik Back retires

Abbas Rizvi succeeds Back as CFO

Carlyle appoints COO

Lindsay LoBue succeeds Chris Finn who will remain at the firm in a senior advisory role

AMG appoints COO and CFO

Dava Ritchea succeeds Thomas Wojcik as CFO while the latter takes the helm as inaugural COO of the GP stakes investor

Macfarlanes promotes six

The round of partner promotions includes that of corporate tax lawyer Joe Robinson

JTC Law appoints head of investment funds and corporate

Leanne Wallser has two decades of experience practising Jersey Law

Katten appoints three to investment management office

Thomas Laurer, Ryan Hansen and Daniel Lewin join from Curtis

Corvus launches administration business

The company has added fund administration services to its existing legal and compliance business

Quilvest taps global HR lead

The Drawdown speaks to ex-Pantheon Richard Berke about the transition

Herbert Smith Freehills appoints ESG leadership across US, UK and EMEA

Partner Heike Schmitz to co-head the firm’s ESG EMEA practice together with partner Iria Calviño, among other appointments

Jeito appoints secretary general

Sarah Leroy most recently served as legal, tax, compliance and insurance director at sugar producer and cooperative group Tereos

White & Case appoints funds partner

Formerly at Ropes & Gray, Lavanya Raghavan to join the firm and reunite with former colleague Emily Brown

Cinven welcomes operational leaders into partnership

The firm has promoted general counsel Babett Carrier, chief HR officer Caroline Rawes and CFO Mike Colato to partner

Apax appoints inaugural chair for India

Leo Puri takes a seat as firm looks to grow further in the region

Rede Partners appoints head of strategic capital advisory

Riccardo Villa will lead the advisory’s alternative liquidity solutions services

Apex appoints head of financial crime

Mark Le Page joins the fund admin from EY where he was extended assurance director

Partners Capital appoints global COO

Aztec’s Katie Thorpe takes on the role shortly after General Atlantic took a minority stake in Partners Capital

Värde promotes Anthony Iannazzo to partner and COO

Iannazzo joined the firm in 2022 as head of European real estate

Kirkland appoints ESG partner

Rebecca Perlman joins after a 12-year tenure at Herbert Smith Freehills

Altamar promotes global CFO to partner

Alvaro Bachiller has been at the GP since 2022

KKR appoints chief information officer

Ruchir Swarup joins from data platform Addepar

Taylor Wessing appoints fund formation partner

Shervin Shameli was formerly co-head of Reed Smith’s private funds formation group

EMH Partners promotes several

Maurice Faber appointed SVP of operations; firm welcomes Achim Kreuzer as ESG manager; Leandra Daum appointed finance associate

Investec expands GP advisory practice

Asante Capital’s Oliver Altendorf, Harbourvest’s Christoph Schwarz and Credit Suisse’s Emilia Korobowicz join advisory lead Stefano Manna

Bischoff succeeds Peel as head of finance at Travers Smith

Charles Bischoff (left) has been a partner since 2012; Peel (right) to remain at the firm and continue to ‘play a significant role’ in the practice

All Seas appoints financial controller

Sam Moore will work alongside CFO/COO Tom Lack

Seven2 promotes Raphaël Delmarre to partner

Delmarre has been general secretary to the firm for the past three years

Vespa appoints sustainability manager

Linda Höglund joins the firm from Newton Investment Management Group

Lantern appoints inaugural CTO

Charlie Markham joins the company as it aims to scale its tech capabilities and international expansion

Vistra appoints global head of funds

State Street’s Abdel Hmitti assumes the role and is set to relocate to the US

Ely Place Partners appoints head of research

Gareth Morgan co-founded the firm’s Prospect Private Markets business line

ILPA appoints inaugural general counsel

Appointment comes amid association’s legal battle with PE trade bodies regarding preferential treatment under SEC’s Private Fund Rules

Investec appoints head of ESG

Alicia Forry has been at the firm since 2017

Activa appoints CFO

Audrey Khan joins the firm from Paris-based financial consulting firm Prodensia

Ogier expands Luxembourg fund finance team

Delphine Gomes is a banking and finance counsel with experience in fund, leveraged and real estate financing

Molten’s Karen Swain moves to Kindred

Swain succeeds Alex Goodway who has moved to Dawn Capital

Apollo appoints ESG counsel

Previously a legal secondee at the firm, Angus Brown joins from Simmons & Simmons

Proskauer adds private funds partner in London

Fund formation specialist for credit strategies, James Oussedik, joins from Sidley Austin

Apheon promotes seven

John Mansvelt is now COO as Loïc Cerfontaine succeeds him as CFO

Lombard Odier IM appoints COO

Adam Molina succeeds Alexandre Meyer, now managing partner of the group

Reach Capital appoints head of secondaries

In the newly created position, Xavier Hernando aims to support GPs with finding liquidity

Earth Capital promotes head of finance and compliance

The Drawdown catches up with Kay Nelson, who joined the firm a year and a half ago

Partners Group appoints CFO

Joris Gröflin joins from Swiss renewable energy producer Axpo Group

Glendower Capital promotes legal managing director

Kate Simpson came to the firm almost two years ago as legal director for transactions

Eurazeo makes group management appointments

Isabelle Mathieu (left) joins as group chief human resources officer; Coralie Savin (right) as group chief communications officer

Conviction’s Rebecca Roberts moves to 7percent

Roberts is now financial director at the VC firm

Kroll makes Lux MD appointment

Elena Moisei joins from EY to lead the firm’s work with alternative investment fund managers in Luxembourg

Genesis Capital appoints legal counsel

Petr Müller joins from law firm Dentons

Astorg appoints head of digital

Valérie Legat, joining from Carrefour Group, also becomes managing director

All Seas promotes Martina Ross

Ross has been finance and operations manager at the firm since 2019

Dawn promotes four

In the ops team (pictured), the firm has promoted Adina Goga to director of legal and Gamila Hassan to talent acquisition lead

Pollen Street appoints new CFO

Lucy Tilley succeeds Julian Dale as he steps down from the role

Flexstone appoints MD for its sustainability strategy

Samira Boussem joins the firm from Natixis Investment Managers Solutions

Livingbridge promotes Steve Jones

Jones now assumes the role of head of data

Goodwin appoints credit funds partner

John Anderson to join the firm’s London team and focus on credit fund strategies

Una Terra appoints founding partner and COO

Yves Frey joins the Swiss VC from investment manager SUSI Partners

Lincoln Peak casts operational leader

Austin McClintock joins the firm as CFO/COO and chief compliance officer

Park Square promotes legal counsel

Phanne Yang came to the firm two years ago as a legal associate