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Triton appoints new CFO

Matthew Couch replaces Mats Eklund who left in March after nine years of service

Golding appoints ESG director

Christian Schütz will lead the implementation of the firm's sustainability goals both internally as well as its investments

Keyhaven appoints financial controller

Keyhaven’s team is now composed of individuals representing 21 nationalities speaking 21 languages, with women representing more than 50% of employees across all functions

Kirkland & Ellis appoints Cox

Alexander Cox joins K&E's tax practice from Ashurst

MV Credit names CFO and COO

Natixis’ private credit affiliate has appointed Roland Toppen as CFO and Tina Page and COO

SASB’s Rogers joins Blackstone

Jean Rogers will oversee Blackstone’s corporate ESG team, leading strategy, integration, reporting, and engagement

YFM hires CFO

Marcus Karia was most recently group finance director of London Stock Exchange-listed VC firm Arix Bioscience

CD&R names Griffiths as new CFO

Jillian Griffiths succeeds Theresa Gore who is stepping back into a flexible role after 27 years

Eurazeo announces CFO succession plan

William Kadouch-Chassaing will succeed Philippe Audouin as CFO and head of strategy from March 2022

GHO promotes Rankine to sustainable investing director

Rankine will lead the integration of ESG considerations throughout the GHO investment process

Apax names chief sustainability officer

Adam is responsible for further integrating ESG strategies into the core business of Apax’s holdings

BaltCap promotes Napa to partner

Napa joined the firm in 2012 as financial director, before being promoted to her current role in 2017

Titanbay appoints COO

Gareth Read was previously a managing director at Barings

Domicile watch: October 2021

Key takeaways from the major PE domiciles: including the FCA's position on LTAF, Jersey's amended law which makes risk-based supervision a legal requirement and Guernsey's revised regulatory laws

Blackstone names global head of ESG for PE

Amisha Parekh joins from Bloomberg, where she spent the last four years as head of sustainable finance product incubation

KKR promotes COOs to CEOs

Joe Bae and Scott Nuttall take over from co-founders Henry Kravis and George Roberts, who remain actively involved as executive co-chairs of KKR’s board

Crestbridge names chief risk officer

Siân Dalrymple takes over the role from Nadia Lewis, who moves to IQ-EQ as head of risk and compliance

AssetMetrix opens office in Luxembourg

The company has hired Alexander Wedlich to head up the new office

Westhead joins Hanover

In his new role, Westhead is responsible for all non-investment related activity and teams across finance & fund operations, compliance, IT and office management

Aurelius names CFO

Richard Schulze-Muth joined the firm in 2015 as managing director of corporate finance

Ambienta bolsters operations team

Michela D'Isita joins as head of human resources, Virginia Fortunato as head of administration, Fabia Bernacchi as head of marketing and communications, Daniela Popa as ESG manager and Alessio Vian and Fabrizio Sebastiani as finance associates.

The Drawdown Awards 2021: Winners announced

Congratulations to the winners of our recent 2021 Drawdown Awards

Stirling Square hires two

Toni Gillespie has been named chief of talent, while Elisabetta Ricci is chief of staff

CSC secures Luxembourg licences

In addition, CSC hired Pierre Mifsud as MD for depositary services, and Yves Cheret as MD for fund admin

Sanne appoints PE director in Jersey

Laura Hazzard leads client company structures and is responsible for service provision to a varied portfolio of clients

Earth Capital names CEO

CFO Phil Culver Evans will take over CEO responsibilities from Gordon Power, who remains CIO.

Blackstone’s Saxena joins Canoe

Saxena supports Canoe’s growing client base, while strengthening the company’s product and technology strategy

CapMan hires ESG director

Anna Olsson joins from ISS ESG, a sustainability consultancy, where she has worked since 2015

Gen II hires two

Duncan Christie is head of operations and a member of the executive committee while Eva Ntovolou is global data protection officer

Drawbridge hires three

Adam Menkes is global head of ops, Jacob Cane is head of strategy, while Art Murphy is director of BD

IPEM 2021: PE is ready

Claire Chabrier, president of France Invest discusses how the Covid pandemic has accelerated innovation, climate issues and social responsibility

Ocorian hires head of global funds

Garrett Breen joins from JP Morgan where he spent the last five and a half years

KKR names chief diversity officer

Kerryann Benjamin joins from Goldman Sachs where she spent 19 years, most recently as head of firmwide programming and digital learning

Apposite promotes two

James Harper is now CFO and Julie-Anne Hughes is operations and finance manager

Access names general counsel

Benjamin Aller focuses on legal affairs, group operations and strategy

Arthur Cox’s Garrett joins Reed Smith

Garrett’s practice focuses on cross-border finance and corporate transactions, formal and informal insolvency procedures, restructuring and workouts

Zedra appoints two

Charles-Alexandre Houillon has been named director of fund management services, while Murjel Breedveld Jagesser is client director, both in Luxembourg

Montagu promotes Stobbart

Stobbart joined the firm in 2018 as tax manager

Domicile watch: August 2021

Key takeaways from the major PE domiciles: including the FCA's third consultation paper on UK IFPR, Guernsey's appointment of a strategic adviser for green and sustainable finance and Hong Kong's SFC amended fund manager code of conduct

Livingbridge’s Conway joins Crowe

Jono Clare has been named as the GP's new head of tax

PwC’s Woehl joins Montagu

In her new role, Woehl will help develop and refine Montagu’s existing ESG processes and procedures as well as support the portfolio companies’ ESG efforts

Ares promotes Phillips to CFO

The move follows the termination of CFO/COO Michael McFerran’s employment for inappropriate misconduct

TPG promotes Weingart to CFO

Jack Weingart has been with the firm since 2006

Dentons’ Craig joins Paul Hastings

Ted Craig joined from Dentons where he was partner, head of the private funds practice in the UK

Investran’s Iaslovits joins Anduin

Iaslovits will provide guidance on Anduin’s product roadmap

TMF Group’s White joins Oakbridge

John White is responsible for overseeing compliance at both Oakbridge Funds and The ED Group

Domicile watch: July 2021

Key takeaways from the major PE domiciles: including Denmark's ranking as most business-friendly domicile, increased fund fees for Jersey and Guernsey's proposal for increasing fees

The Drawdown Awards: GP finalists announced

We are pleased to present the GP finalists for The Drawdown Awards 2021

Stephenson Harwood promotes de Ste Croix to partner

She focuses on fund formation, GP-led secondaries, LP portfolio sales and complex fund-related transactions, including GP removals

Former Apax COO joins Bridges as NED

Philip Newborough, co-CEO of Bridges: "Clive has been a great friend and advisor to Bridges for many years now, and I’m delighted we can tap into his insight and experience more regularly"

Simpson Thacher’s Fox joins Kirkland & Ellis

Amy Fox advises private equity clients on the organisation and operation of European, Asian and global large-cap funds

Suntera appoints Jersey head of funds

Ryan Taylor has overall responsibility for developing and managing the new fund administration team in the jurisdiction and growing its client base

Halfenger joins Arctaris

He joined from consultancy firm Treliant, where he has been MD of securities & investment management compliance

Inflexion promotes Pattison

Ben Pattison has been named head of finance while Ionela Serbenco is now fund accounting manager

BC’s Dell joins Pemberton

BC Partners’ Graeme Dell has been appointed as Pemberton’s new COO

Sanne promotes Fowler to global head of PE

He takes over from Oliver Morris, who has recently left the firm to join TDR Capital as head of fund operations

Drawbridge appoints COO

Scott DePetris will drive the firm’s global strategy and business operations

Domicile watch: June 2021

Key takeaways from the major PE domiciles: including Guernsey's updated code of corporate governance, Luxembourg's FAQ on MiFID application and Cyprus' new form related to cross-border activities

EQT creates new sustainability roles

Bahare Haghshenas is global head of sustainable transformation, while Sophie Walker is head of sustainability for private capital

ALFI re-elects Lamesch as chair

Effective immediately, Corinne Lamesch’s second term will run for two years