PE-backed ClockSpring|NRI buys Milliken Infrastructure Solutions


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ClockSpring|NRI, which is backed by Wind Point Partners, has acquired Milliken Infrastructure Solutions. No financial terms were disclosed. Kirkland & Ellis and KPMG advised Clock Spring|NRI on the deal while Jones Day supported Milliken & Company.

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HOUSTON, June 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — ClockSpring|NRI, a leading manufacturer of highly innovative and engineered products for the repair and rehabilitation of global critical infrastructure, today acquired Milliken Infrastructure Solutions, LLC, previously a subsidiary of Milliken & Company, expanding its line of superior composite solutions for industrial process and transmission pipelines and adding new, pioneering technologies for water and wastewater infrastructure restoration.

“This acquisition expands ClockSpring|NRI’s ability to address complex integrity issues,” says ClockSpring|NRI CEO Matthew Boucher. “Our combined engineering expertise and complementary product lines enable us to offer the most comprehensive suite of products and services for the safe and sustainable repair, maintenance, and construction of critical infrastructure.”

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CloudCheckr taps McKinnon as CEO


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Rochester, New York-based CloudCheckr, a cloud management platform, has named Tim McKinnon as CEO and a member of the board of directors. Recently, he was president and CEO of Sonian. CloudCheckr is backed by Level Equity.

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ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — CloudCheckr, the largest privately held independent Cloud Management Platform (CMP) provider specializing in comprehensive cloud cost management, cloud security and compliance, announced the appointment of Tim McKinnon as CEO and as a member of the Board of Directors. Tim joins CloudCheckr following an exceptional first half of 2019, including over 50% revenue growth and an aggressive hiring plan that will nearly double staff to over 200 worldwide by the end of the year in their Rochester, NY headquarters and recently opened Seattle and London regional offices. Founder and former CEO, Aaron Newman, moves to the Executive Chairman role on the Board of

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Encore ups Wallman to director


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Encore Consumer Capital has promoted Kate Wallman to director. Prior to joining Encore, Wallman worked at Lineage Capital.

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SAN FRANCISCO, June 20, 2019. Encore Consumer Capital, a private equity firm that invests in leading consumer products companies, is pleased to announce the promotion of Kate Wallman to Director.

Kate’s many accomplishments at the firm include leadership roles in the successful exits of Encore investments California Splendor and Van Law Foods. Kate currently sits on the board of Encore investments Full Sail Brewing and Kyla Kombucha and previously sat on the board of Thunderworks.

“With over a decade in private equity, Kate is a seasoned investor. We are fortunate to have had her join our team early in 2016, and have come to value her insights, tenacity, and leadership,” said Scott Sellers, Managing Director of Encore.
Prior to joining Encore, Kate worked at Lineage Capital. She received her BA

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BMO Family Office taps Kennedy as global head


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BMO Family Office has named Shannon Kennedy as its global head. Recently, Kennedy worked at BNY Mellon Wealth Management where she served as president, U.S. markets-Southwest.

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CHICAGO – (June 20, 2019) – BMO Wealth Management announced today that Shannon Kennedy has been appointed Global Head of BMO Family Office, the newly rebranded ultra-high net worth division. Under Kennedy’s leadership, BMO Family Office will continue to offer the tailored approach that has proven successful in advising ultra-affluent families across North America.

“Shannon has a reputation as one of the top wealth managers nationwide and we’re delighted to have a leader with such a strong and diverse skillset on board as we introduce and grow our evolved suite of services for ultra-affluent families,” said Darrel Hackett, President of BMO Wealth Management U.S. “Our decision to rebrand to BMO Family Office reflects BMO’s commitment to meeting the increasingly complex

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Lincolnshire adds four to team


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Lincolnshire Management Inc, a middle-market private equity firm, has expanded its team with four new additions. Matthew Nacier rejoins Lincolnshire Management as a senior associate; Nicolas Vega Llona is coming on board as a senior associate and Yashna Ginodia and Georg Stolt-Nielsen are joining as analysts.

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NEW YORK AND CHICAGO – June 20, 2019 – Lincolnshire Management, Inc. (“Lincolnshire”) a private equity firm focused on investing in and acquiring growing middle-market companies, today announced the addition of four professionals to its team.

Matthew Nacier rejoins Lincolnshire Management as a Senior Associate, Nicolas Vega Llona joins as a Senior Associate, and Yashna Ginodia and Georg Stolt-Nielsen join the firm as Analysts.

“We are excited to welcome Matthew, Nicolas, Yashna and Georg to our team,” said T.J. Maloney, Chairman and CEO of Lincolnshire Management. “These additions to the team reflect the strong commitment we have to growing our

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Incline promotes four


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Incline Equity Partners has promoted Joe Choorapuzha, John Morley and April Simile to partner. Also, the Pittsburgh-based private equity firm has upped Mike Antonelli to principal.

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Incline Equity Partners (“Incline”), a Pittsburgh-based private equity firm, is pleased to announce the promotions of four employees. Joe Choorapuzha, John Morley and April Simile have been promoted to Partner. Mike Antonelli has been promoted to Principal.

“Of all our accomplishments, we are most proud of the team we have built,” said Jack Glover, Managing Partner of Incline. “These promotions reflect the impactful contributions that each of these individuals have made to the growth and performance of the firm. The promotions are not only because of their exceptional work, commitment and success, but also because they embody the values that culturally align with our goals.”

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Cottier named CEO at Aceto


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Aceto said June 20 that Gilles Cottier was named CEO while Rakesh Sachdev was appointed chairman of the board of directors. Aceto Corp sold its chemicals business to New Mountain Capital in April.

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PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aceto, a leading virtual manufacturer engaged in the development, marketing and sale of specialty materials serving the life sciences, nutrition, agricultural and advanced technology end markets, announced the appointment of Gilles Cottier as Chief Executive Officer and Rakesh Sachdev as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

 

“We are pleased to welcome Gilles and Rakesh to Aceto,” said Andre Moura, Managing Director at New Mountain Capital. “Gilles and Rakesh have both demonstrated an exceptional ability to understand customer need and create value for customers, employees and supplier partners within the specialty materials and life sciences industries. We look forward to working closely with Gilles and Rakesh as we

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O’Halloran joins Maranon Capital


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Ann O’Halloran has joined Maranon Capital LP as a controller. O’Halloran was previously vice president and controller at Kramer Van Kirk Credit Strategies.

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CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Maranon Capital, L.P. (“Maranon”) announced today that Ann O’Halloran has joined the firm as a Controller. As a member of Maranon’s operations team, she will be responsible for providing financial analysis and reporting and managing loan activity.
Ann brings more than 18 years of broad-based accounting and finance experience to Maranon. Prior to joining Maranon, Ann was a Vice President and Controller at Kramer Van Kirk Credit Strategies. Ann’s previous experience also includes LightPoint Capital where she was a Credit Analyst.
Ann earned an M.B.A. in Finance from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University and a B.S. in Liberal Studies from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
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Union Square Advisors adds two to team


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Union Square Advisors has named Michael Meyer as a partner and head of capital structure advisory in its New York office. Also, USA has appointed Emily Todd Anderson as director and head of sponsor coverage.

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NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO (June 18, 2019) – Union Square Advisors (USA), a boutique technology-focused investment bank, announced today that Michael Meyer has joined the firm as a partner and head of Capital Structure Advisory in its New York office. In this role, Meyer will advise existing and prospective clients on a wide range of debt financing alternatives as they navigate the leveraged finance landscape. Additionally, Emily Todd Anderson has been named as director and head of Sponsor Coverage.

“We are thrilled that Michael has joined Union Square Advisors to lead this newly created segment of our business,” said Carter McClelland, co-founder and chairman of Union Square Advisors. “Our deep domain expertise

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Constellation hires two for new LA office


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Constellation Advisors has hired Ian Holroyd as director of its CFO and accounting practice and Kathy Pommet as associate director of its regulatory and compliance practice. Both will lead operations for the firm’s new Los Angeles office.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – New York, NY (June 19, 2019) – Constellation Advisers, LLC (“Constellation”), a premier investment management consultancy, announced that it has opened a Los Angeles, CA office and hired two senior practitioners to lead operations for its second West Coast location. Constellation has hired Mr. Ian Holroyd as a Director of its CFO and Accounting Practice, and Ms. Kathy Pommet as an Associate Director of its Regulatory and Compliance Practice. This move reflects Constellation’s growing client base in California and the Western Region, as well as the Firm’s dedication to being present in local markets alongside the clients they service.

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Leigh to step down as APG global head of PE


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Iain Leigh, APG’s global head of private equity and a managing director, is stepping down at the end of 2019. Greg Jania, head of fund investments, and Ken Bloomberg, head of co-investments, will co-head APG’s global PE program and join the executive board of APG Asset Management US Inc.

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APG’s Global Head of Private Equity Announces 2020 Departure
New York, New York. June 19, 2019 – Global head of Private Equity and Managing Director, Iain Leigh, has announced his intention to step down from his position at the end of 2019. He is passing leadership of the team on to current senior managers Greg Jania, Head of Fund Investments and Ken Bloomberg, Head of Co-Investments. They will both become Managing Directors as of January 1, 2020, will co-head APG’s global private equity program, and will join the Executive Board of APG Asset Management US Inc.

Williams Lea recruits O’Brien as CFO


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Williams Lea, a skilled business support services firm, has named Dan O’Brien as chief financial officer. Previously, he was global CFO at Sterling Talent Solutions. Williams Lea is part of Williams Lea Tag, which is backed by Advent International.

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NEW YORK, June 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Global skilled business support services firm Williams Lea announces the appointment of Dan O’Brien as Chief Financial Officer. O’Brien will oversee Williams Lea finance, legal and compliance functions and will report to the company’s CEO Clare Hart, who joined the business April 1st.

O’Brien comes to Williams Lea with extensive global financial leadership experience, most recently serving as Global CFO for Sterling Talent Solutions. Prior to Sterling, he held CFO roles with Jackson Hewett, Hawaiian Telecom, Global Crossing, Genuity Corporation and GTE. Dan holds a BS from Boston College and an MBA from University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

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PE-backed MarketCast Group appoints CFO and HR VP


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MarketCast Group, a provider of research, consumer insights, and analytics serving the media, entertainment, and lifestyle industries, has appointed Mike Goddard as chief financial officer and Tracy Behzad as vice president of human resources. MarketCast Group is a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Company.

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LOS ANGELES, June 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — MarketCast Group, a leader in research, consumer insights, and analytics serving the media, entertainment, and lifestyle industries worldwide, announced today that it has expanded its executive team with the addition of Mike Goddard, who joins as chief financial officer, and Tracy Behzad, who joins as vice president of human resources.

“We are excited to add these two accomplished executives to our team,” said MarketCast Group CEO Henry Shapiro. “Mike and Tracy’s robust and well-rounded experiences as leaders in their fields provide us with further operational excellence required to accelerate our growth trajectory and solidify our position

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Sycamore Partners taps Vogel as chief compliance officer


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Sycamore Partners has named Carla Vogel as chief compliance officer. Vogel is the ex-global chief compliance officer at EIG Global Energy Partners.

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NEW YORK, June 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Sycamore Partners (“Sycamore”), a private equity firm based in New York specializing in consumer and retail investments, today announced that Carla Vogel has been named Chief Compliance Officer, with responsibility for overseeing Sycamore’s compliance program. She was formerly Global Chief Compliance Officer of EIG Global Energy Partners, a private equity firm based in Washington, DC.

“We welcome Carla to Sycamore Partners and are confident that her considerable compliance and regulatory experience in the private equity sector will enhance our firm and its commitment to further strengthen our compliance program,” said Stefan Kaluzny, Managing Director of Sycamore Partners. “As with our approach to investing and partnering with management teams to grow and drive their businesses, our objective for compliance is

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Britton joins Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe


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Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe said June 18 that Simon Britton has joined the firm’s healthcare team as an operating partner. Britton previously held held senior positions at Premier Research, ICON Plc, PPD and GlaxoSmithKline.

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NEW YORK, June 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS), a leading private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare and technology industries, announced today that Simon Britton, an accomplished business leader with deep experience in the pharmaceutical and outsourced pharmaceutical services industries, has joined the firm’s Healthcare team as an Operating Partner.
Mr. Britton brings over 28 years of global healthcare experience at leading companies, having held senior positions at Premier Research (Chief Operating Officer), ICON Plc. (Executive VP), PPD (SVP), and GlaxoSmithKline (Head, International Clinical Operations). Earlier in his career, he held multiple operational and business development positions at INC Research and PAREXEL International. Mr. Britton

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PE-backed Varsity Brands names chief HR officer


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Memphis, Tennessee-based Varsity Brands, a sports equipment company, has appointed Martha May as chief human resources officer. Previously, May worked at The Freeman Company. Varsity Brands is a portfolio company of Bain Capital Private Equity.

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DALLAS, June 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Varsity Brands, the market leader in team sports, school spirit and achievement recognition, today announced that Martha May has joined the Company as Chief Human Resources Officer. In this senior leadership capacity, May will be responsible for all human resources functions, including responsibility for strengthening Varsity Brands’ culture and mission around “Elevating Student Experiences.”

May joins Varsity Brands from The Freeman Company, where she served as Chief People Officer & Executive Vice President, People and Inclusion. Among other achievements at Freeman, May led global efforts to launch a new Code of Conduct, re-designed incentive programs to drive alignment and growth of the business, and designed

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VC-backed Alcresta appoints CEO


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Alcresta Therapeutics Inc, a developer of enzyme-based products, has named Daniel Orlando as CEO and a member of its board of directors. Prior to joining Alcresta, Orlando was chief operating officer at Vericel Corporation. Alcresta is backed by Athyrium Capital Management, Bessemer Venture Partners, HealthQuest Capital, Frazier Healthcare Partners and Third Rock Ventures.

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WARREN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alcresta Therapeutics Inc., a leading commercial-stage company focused on developing and commercializing novel, enzyme-based products, announced the appointment of Daniel Orlando as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and member of the Board of Directors effective June 17, 2019.

“On behalf of the board of directors, I am very pleased to welcome Daniel to Alcresta Therapeutics. Daniel is an accomplished leader with extensive knowledge of the global healthcare landscape. His deep understanding of commercialization, as well as strong clinical and regulatory insights will be of great value to Alcresta,” said

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PE-backed High Street recruits Tuit as senior partner and CFO


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High Street Insurance Partners, a provider of commercial insurance, personal lines and employee benefits services, has named Dave Tuit as senior partner and chief financial officer. Tuit is the former CFO and treasurer for Acrisure. High Street is backed by Huron Capital.

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., June 17, 2019 – High Street Insurance Partners (“High Street”), a provider of commercial insurance, personal lines and employee benefits services, announced today that it has appointed Dave Tuit as Senior Partner & CFO.

Tuit joins a management team led by High Street executives Scott Wick, Managing Partner & Chief Executive Officer, and Randall Koch, Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer, to help pursue continued growth through additional expansion opportunities in the insurance agency market. High Street, an ExecFactor® platform formed in August 2018 by Huron Capital, has completed four acquisitions since its formation.

Tuit, 51, brings more than 29 years

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Access Holdings taps Chang as partner and Colmone as principal


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Access Holdings has named Steve Chang as a partner and Andy Colmone as a principal. Previously, Chang was a managing director at LLR Partners while Colmone was chief financial officer at SCP Dental Services.

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Access Holdings Management Company LLC (“Access Holdings”) today announced that Steve Chang and Andy Colmone have joined the firm.
Kevin McAllister, Managing Partner and Founder of Access Holdings, commented: “The Access Holdings team has worked with Steve and Andy for many years. We are thrilled to welcome them to our strong and growing team. Their considerable investment and operating experience will play an important role in executing our strategic vision for the firm.”

Mr. Chang joins Access Holdings as a Partner. Prior to joining Access Holdings, Mr. Chang was a Managing Director at LLR Partners, where he defined and drove value creation programs and growth strategies with LLR’s portfolio companies. He was responsible

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