3i recruits Ruijter as director for Benelux team


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3i has named Sander Ruijter as a director in its Benelux team. Ruitjer, who was previously a managing partner at Gate Invest, will be based in Amsterdam. Also, in the past few months, 3i expanded its private equity teams in Europe and North America with the addition of seven associates. And, the firm promoted three investment professionals in the private equity business to director.

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3i announces the hire of Sander Ruijter as a Director in its Benelux team, seven Associates across its international offices and three senior promotions in its Private Equity business, reflecting another successful year for the team.

Sander Ruijter will join as a Director based in Amsterdam. Sander was previously a Managing Partner at Gate Invest, a Dutch mid-market private equity firm which he co-founded in 2016. Sander brings 13 years’ experience, having previously worked in the Benelux advisory team at Rothschild in London

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Trinity promotes one and hires two


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Trinity Ventures has promoted John Lin to principal. The early-stage tech venture firm has hired Prakash Ramamurthy as operating partner and Lisa Coca has joined as an executive-in-residence.

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MENLO PARK, CALIF. (PRWEB) JULY 18, 2019
Trinity Ventures (“Trinity”), a leading early stage technology venture capital firm, today announced an investor promotion and two new key hires. John Lin has been promoted to principal, Prakash Ramamurthy has been hired as operating partner, and Lisa Coca has joined as an Executive in Residence (EIR).

“This is an exciting time for Trinity Ventures. We’re delighted to both recognize the strength of our talent bench and measurably add to it,” said Trinity Ventures general partner Ajay Chopra.

During John Lin’s tenure at Trinity, he has been involved in multiple key investments, including Synapse, Branch, Gatsby, Grow Mobility, Side and Squire Technologies. “As a former founder and startup operator myself, I joined Trinity

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Thoma Bravo-backed ABC appoints CEO


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ABC Financial Services LLC, a provider of technology and related financial services for the health and fitness industry, has named Bill Davis as CEO. Davis, who is the current president of the firm, will continue in that role. ABC Financial is a portfolio company of Thoma Bravo.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — ABC Financial Services, LLC (ABC), the leading provider of technology and related financial services for the health and fitness industry, announced today a series of leadership appointments designed to strengthen its long-term market positioning, including naming current President Bill Davis as CEO. Davis will also continue to serve as President and will serve on ABC’s board of managers.

Davis replaces longtime CEO and industry veteran Paul Schaller, who will move to the position of vice chairman of ABC’s board of directors where he will work closely with Davis and the expanded leadership

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Signal Partners adds partner to team


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Santa Monica, California-based Signal Partners, a nationwide search firm serving private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, has named Patricia Muise as a partner. Previously, she was a senior client partner in Korn Ferry International‘s consumer practice.

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LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Signal Partners, a nationwide search firm serving private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, today announced that Patricia (Pat) Muise has joined as a Partner in the firm’s Santa Monica, CA, headquarters.

“Pat’s superpower is helping PE sponsors and CEOs navigate the rapid innovation taking place in the consumer and retail sectors. She knows how to identify and recruit the talent required to drive innovation and help leading brands and retailers create new and powerful experiences for consumers. She is a recognized and trusted partner with a history of helping breakout companies,” said Tim Smith, Co-Founder at Signal Partners.
Ms. Muise has

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TSG promotes Hemmer to SVP


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TSG Consumer Partners has promoted Adam Hemmer to senior vice president. Hemmer joined the consumer-focused private equity firm in 2015.

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SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TSG Consumer Partners (“TSG”), a leading private equity firm focused exclusively on the consumer sector, today announced that it has promoted Adam Hemmer to Senior Vice President.

“Adam has been an outstanding contributor to our investment team during his time at TSG,” said Jamie O’Hara, President of TSG Consumer Partners. “This well-deserved promotion is a recognition of Adam’s dedication to the firm and the value he has helped create in identifying and supporting the growth of our partner companies. We look forward to his continued positive impact in this expanded role.”

Since joining TSG in 2015, Mr. Hemmer has been involved in the due diligence and structuring of new investment opportunities. During his time at TSG, he has worked with partner companies such as Dutch

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McNally joins NFP


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John McNally has joined NFP’s M&A Transaction Risk Practice Group as national practice leader. NFP is backed by Madison Dearborn Partners.

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NFP Announces Addition of John McNally to M&A Transaction Risk Practice Group
McNally will lead the newly formed team, joining a trio of seasoned experts
NEW YORK – July 8, 2019 – NFP, a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides property and casualty, corporate benefits, retirement, and individual solutions, today announced that John McNally has joined the M&A Transaction Risk Practice Group as national practice leader.
McNally, who will be based in New York, brings 20 years of experience in advising private equity and corporate clients on best insurance products to support M&A transactions. He is well versed in the structuring and placement of representations and warranties, contingent tax, litigation risk, fraudulent transfer and successor liability insurance solutions. McNally will report to Henry Lombardi, executive

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Arable adds a VP to team


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Arable Capital Partners has named Matt Reus as a vice president in its Bellevue, Washington office. Previously, he worked at Cascadia Capital.

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BELLEVUE, July 9, 2019 – Arable Capital Partners (“Arable”) welcomes Matt Reus to the Arable team as a Vice President in the Bellevue, WA office. Matt is responsible for transactional work and due diligence on acquisitions, financial analysis, portfolio management and assisting in overall investment strategy.

“Matt’s background in investments and transaction work, specifically in the Food and Agribusiness sector, allows for a seamless transition into the Arable team where he can immediately add value,” said Greg Richards, Managing Director in the Bellevue Office at Arable.

Prior to Arable, Matt has twelve years of direct investment, investment banking and fixed income experience. He was with Cascadia Capital, a Pacific Northwest based investment bank, where he executed mergers & acquisitions, capital raising and direct investment transactions in

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Sod Hoffs joins Blackstone Alternative Asset Management


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Blackstone said July 17 that Gabriel Sod Hoffs has joined Blackstone Alternative Asset Management as a managing director and head of emerging markets and global macro strategy. Sod Hoffs previously worked for Caxton Associates where he was a portfolio manager focusing on emerging markets.

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Blackstone Hires Gabriel Sod Hoffs as New Head of Emerging Markets and Global Macro Strategies

New York, July 17, 2019 – Blackstone (NYSE: BX) today announced that Gabriel Sod Hoffs has joined Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM) as a Managing Director and Head of Emerging Markets and Global Macro Strategy.

Mr. Sod Hoffs joins from Caxton Associates where he was a Portfolio Manager focusing on emerging markets. Prior to Caxton, he was a senior investment associate at Bridgewater Associates where he focused on emerging markets, and CIO of Austin Credit Macro, a global macro hedge fund seeded by TPG Capital. Mr. Sod Hoffs has

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Tikehau IM recruits Spinner as COO


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Tikehau Capital has named Guillaume Spinner as chief operating officer of Tikehau Investment Management. Spinner’s work background includes serving as head of fund management at Aviva Investors Real Estate France.

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PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News:
Tikehau Capital (Paris:TKO), the alternative asset management and investment group, announces the appointment of Guillaume Spinner as Chief Operating Officer of Tikehau Investment Management, its primary asset management subsidiary.

Reporting to Thomas Friedberger and Henri Marcoux, CEOs of Tikehau IM, Guillaume will be responsible for fund operations and client services activities, working closely with all business units to ensure further coordination, and to enable the asset manager to support Tikehau Capital’s continued growth, both across France and internationally.
Guillaume’s priority will be to oversee the automation of Tikehau Investment Management to support the Group’s strong growth trajectory. Guillaume will also contribute to fund structuring efforts to tackle new fund raising opportunities.

Guillaume Spinner, 45, was

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VC-backed Pandion Therapeutics appoints CEO


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Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Pandion Therapeutics, a biotech company focused on treating autoimmune and inflammatory disease, has named Dr. Rahul Kakkar as CEO and a member of its board of directors. Also, Pandion has promoted Dr. Jo Viney, a founder of the company, to president and chief scientific officer. And, Vikas Goyal joins Pandion as senior vice president of business development. Pandion’s investors include Polaris Partners, Versant Ventures, Roche Venture Fund, SR One and BioInnovation Capital.

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pandion Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company developing bispecific antibody therapeutics to achieve localized immunomodulation for autoimmune diseases and transplantation, today announced that Rahul Kakkar, MD, FACC, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer and joins the Board of Directors. Dr. Kakkar is a biotech entrepreneur and physician-scientist, most recently serving as a founding executive at Corvidia Therapeutics. He joins Pandion as the company advances to the development stage

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Cannito joins AE Industrial Partners as an operating partner


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AE Industrial Partners LP said July 17 that Peter Cannito has joined the firm as an operating partner. Cannito previously served as the CEO of Polaris Alpha.

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Peter Cannito, Defense, Technology, and Government Services Executive,
Joins AE Industrial Partners as Operating Partner

 

BOCA RATON, FL—July 17, 2019–AE Industrial Partners, LP (“AEI”), a private equity firm specializing in control investments in Aerospace, Defense & Government Services, Power Generation, and Specialty Industrial markets, announced today that Peter Cannito has joined the firm as an Operating Partner, and he will also join the Board of Directors of AEI portfolio company, Gryphon Technologies. Mr. Cannito brings more than 20 years of experience in the defense, technology, and government services industries to AEI.

 

“We are excited to welcome Peter as a member of the AEI team,” said David Rowe, Managing Partner of AEI. “Peter’s experience leading high-growth companies, shepherding defense, technology,

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Värde appoints Carstairs as co-CEO


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Värde Partners has named Ilfryn Carstairs as co-CEO. Carstairs will join George Hicks, the firm’s co-founder and CEO, as co-CEO. Hicks is planning on transitioning to executive chair in 2022. Currently, Carstairs is a partner and co-chief investment officer for Värde. His appointment begins January 1, 2020.

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MINNEAPOLIS & SINGAPORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Värde Partners, a leading global alternative investment firm, today announced that Ilfryn Carstairs will join George Hicks, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, as Co-CEO, effective January 1, 2020. George co-founded Värde Partners 25 years ago and intends to transition to an Executive Chair role in 2022. Ilfryn will retain his role as Global CIO.

“Transition is a process and involves the entirety of the firm. The roles Ilfryn and I play are just part of that process whereby a new generation of leaders succeed the founders,” said George. “Ilfryn joined us 12 years into this journey and

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Northlane ups Kauffman to partner


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Northlane Capital Partners has promoted Scott Kauffman to partner. Kauffman first joined the private equity firm in 2004 as an associate and later rejoined in 2008 after completing business school.

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BETHESDA, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Northlane Capital Partners (“Northlane”), a private equity firm focused on targeted segments of the healthcare and business services sectors, announced today the promotion of Scott Kauffman to Partner.

Mr. Kauffman initially joined the team as an Associate in 2004 and rejoined in 2008 after completing business school. He began his career as an investment banking analyst at BB&T Capital Markets. Mr. Kauffman received an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from the University of Richmond.

Northlane also announced three additions to its team based in Bethesda, MD. Charles Donahue recently joined the firm as a Senior Associate, having previously worked

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Madison adds MD to healthcare group


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Madison Capital Funding LLC, a subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company, has named Eric Hartung as a managing director within the healthcare group as part of the specialty originations team. Prior to joining Madison, Hartung worked at Capital One where he was a managing director.

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CHICAGO, July 16, 2019 – Madison Capital Funding LLC, (“Madison”) a subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company, today announced that Eric Hartung has joined the firm as a Managing Director within the Healthcare Group as part of the Specialty Originations team. Based in Chicago, Mr. Hartung is responsible for originating and executing new investment opportunities from private equity sponsors with a focus on the healthcare industry. He reports to Bill Kindorf, Managing Director, Head of Specialty Originations team.

Mr. Kindorf said: “We are pleased to welcome Eric to the Madison Capital team. He brings extensive industry knowledge and a

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EHV adds COO and managing partner to team


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Echo Health Ventures has named Jonathan R. Eide as chief operating officer and Karim Botros as managing partner. Prior to joining EHV, Eide was a partner at Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson while Botros worked as the chief strategy and innovation officer at Cleveland-based MetroHealth System.

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DURHAM, N.C. – (July 16, 2019) – Echo Health Ventures (EHV), a strategic collaboration of Cambia Health Solutions and Mosaic Health Solutions to invest in innovative health care services and health care information technology companies, welcomes Jonathan R. Eide as Chief Operating Officer and Karim Botros as Managing Partner. Both roles will strengthen EHV’s impact on scaling innovation to address today’s health care challenges.
Jonathan R. Eide joins as Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer at EHV, Jon leads operations and is an integral part of the leadership team that guides and implements strategic initiatives, continuing to enable the innovative health

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VC-backed Armored Things taps Johnson as CEO


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Armored Things, a provider of operational intelligence solutions, has named Julie Johnson as CEO. Prior to co-founding Armored Things, Johnson was a VC at Qualcomm and vice president at PIMCO. Armored Things’ backers include Glasswing Ventures, iNovia Capital and MassVentures.

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BOSTON (PRWEB) JULY 16, 2019
Armored Things, an emerging leader in operational intelligence solutions, has named Julie Johnson as Chief Executive Officer. She will assume day-to-day leadership of the company in support of its mission to keep communities safe. Johnson will be responsible for guiding the strategic management of the company. As part of the transition, co-founder Charles Curran will take on the role of President and continue to support key business functions.

Armored Things is building an AI-powered intelligent operations platform. By using data and AI, Armored Things delivers critical context for building operators to make informed decisions. With the help of Armored Things’ platform, complex

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Ikove Capital beefs up team with new addition


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Ikove Capital, a venture development company, has hired Daniel Longhi as director and head of business development in Americas. Longhi is a former senior portfolio management associate at PNC Bank and ex-director of capital formation at GSEG/Focus Hospitality.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Ikove Capital, a venture development company, announced today that Daniel Longhi has joined the company as director & head of business development in Americas.

Longhi will play an integral role in the continued growth of Ikove, and this is the first role outside of executive company leadership solely devoted to business development. Longhi’s primary duties will include expanding Ikove’s presence throughout the Americas, which will allow the company to be introduced to new investors and venture opportunities. In addition, Longhi will work to advise Ikove’s portfolio companies and help raise additional venture capital for the company.

“Daniel’s passion, skillset and extensive experience

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VC-backed Tachyum appoints system engineering VP


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Silicon Valley-based Tachyum Inc, a cloud chip startup, has named Kiran Malwankar as vice president of system engineering. His work background includes roles at Cisco, Violin Memory, Nishan Systems/McDATA and Aprius/FusionIO. Tachyum is backed by IPM Growth.

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SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tachyum Inc. announced today it has appointed Kiran Malwankar to the position of Vice President of System Engineering. Malwankar, a 30-year veteran of both pre-IPO companies and industry leaders, holds 21 U.S. patents in technologies such as I/O virtualization, PCIe, storage virtualization, and flash/solid-state media.

Malwankar joins the company after founding and/or joining a series of successful startups that delivered innovations in memory, AI, IoT, cloud, and flash devices; five of these companies were acquired and one went public. In addition, he has held executive and senior-level engineering positions at dominant vendors such as Cisco, Violin Memory, Nishan Systems/McDATA, and Aprius/FusionIO. He holds a master’s degree

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Pappas announces new appointments


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Pappas Capital has promoted Dr. Kyle Rasbach to a managing partner of Pappas Ventures, the firm’s venture capital business. Also, the firm has named Matthew Boyer as chief financial officer.

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., July 16, 2019 — Pappas Capital, a leading investor in early-stage life sciences companies, today announced the promotion of Kyle Rasbach, PhD, PharmD to a Managing Partner of Pappas Ventures, the firm’s venture capital business. In his new role, Dr. Rasbach will help to oversee Pappas Ventures and lead fundraising and investment efforts for its future venture funds. Pappas Capital also announced that Matthew Boyer has been named Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Ford Worthy who will continue with the firm as a Partner and Senior Advisor.

“Kyle’s extensive healthcare equity investment and operating experience, coupled with his proven leadership skills, make him the ideal executive to help manage the ongoing growth

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