Advent Int?l appts US partner

Advent International has appointed Beverly Berman as a partner, responsible for investor relations and fund marketing activities in North America. As a senior member of Advent’s limited partner services group, Berman will be involved in managing existing and new limited partner relationships for Advent’s private equity and venture capital funds.

Berman has 19 years’ experience, including positions as a private equity fund investment professional for Credit Suisse First Boston and portfolio manager for the Public Employees’ Retirement Association of Colorado (Colorado PERA).

Before joining Advent, Berman was a partner at CP Eaton & Associates, an independent placement agent, with primary responsibility for origination, screening and due diligence of alternative investments including private equity, real estate and hedge funds.

Previously, she was a director in Credit Suisse First Boston’s customised fund investment group. There she was one of four senior principals responsible for managing over $5bn of commitments to private equity funds on behalf of CSFB and its institutional and high net worth clients.

From 1997 to 2000, she was portfolio manager of alternative investments for Colorado PERA, leading due diligence and monitoring of buyout, venture capital and international private equity funds.