Advent International has made four new hires to its Boston-based North American deal team. They are: Mohammed Anjarwala, principal, previously with SFW Capital Partners and Bain Capital Partners; Nicholas Pike, associate, formerly with the financial sponsors and leveraged finance groups of UBS Investment Bank; Chris Ryan, associate, previously with The Parthenon Group; and Sarah Smith, associate, previously with McKinsey & Co.

Apax Partners has added three associates to its Paris-based team. They are: Damien de Bettignies, formerly with McKinsey & Co., who will focus on tech and telecom; Julien Gauthier, previously with Barclays’ Leverage Finance team, who will focus on business and financial services; and Marc Philouze, previously with Pfizer, who will focus on healthcare.

Anand Balasubrahmanyan has joined The Carlyle Group as a director in charge of Southeast Asia for Carlyle Asia Partners. He will be based in Singapore, and previously was with Morgan Stanley as an executive director and head of global capital markets for Southeast Asia.

John Boyce has joined AIG Investments as a managing director and head of institutional sales. He previously was with GE Asset Management, as senior vice president responsible for the institutional investment business in the U.S., Middle East and Far East.

J. Frank Brown, dean of INSEAD, has joined the European advisory committee of Bridgepoint.

Suzanne Burke has joined Lake Pointe Partners as a director. She previously was a consultant with High Ridge Partners, through which she served as interim CEO of a $200 million pork processing business.

CRG Partners, a New York-based turnaround firm, has promoted four pros to partner: John Calabrese, Eric Danner, Bruce Erickson and Michael Pinette.

Dorian Faust has joined Gryphon Investors as a principal, with a focus on retail and consumer opportunities. He previously was a principal with Norwest Equity Partners.

Lawrence Field, co-founder and managing director of Regent Private Capital, has joined the board of 3DIcon Corporation (OTC BB: TDCP).

Stephen Gray and Robert Rivett have joined private equity fund placement agent Helix Associates as managing directors. Gray will work out of New York, and previously was a managing director with Henniker River Advisors. Rivett will be based in San Francisco, and previously was co-head of the private fund group and Credit Suisse.

Jill Greenthal, a senior advisor with The Blackstone Group’s private equity unit, has joined the board of Akamai Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AKAM). Prior to joining Blackstone in 2003, Greenthal was with CSFB as co-head of its global media group and co-head of its Boston office.

John Hailer has been named president and CEO of Natixis Global Asset Management North America. He succeeds Jeremiah Chafkin, who has been named president of Natixis Global Asset Management Alternatives Group. Chafkin also will serve as CEO of AlphaSimplex Group, when Natixis’ acquisition of the Cambridge, Mass.-based quant manager closes later this year.

Charles Harwood and Ron Sparks have joined Avista Capital Partners as healthcare industry advisors. Harwood is executive chairman of Avista portfolio company BioReliance, while Sparks most recently served as president and CEO of Accellent Inc.

Henderson Equity Partners has hired three principals for its London-based infrastructure team. They are Jasvinder Bal, formerly with Land Securities Trillium, Barclays Private Equity and Carillion Private Finance; Michael Jaffe, previously with the UBS securitization team; and Chris Tanner, who focused on project finance with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

JPMorgan Chase said that it would make “modest staff reductions” in its structured credit and leveraged finance departments. No senior executives are expected to lose their jobs.

Robert Kirby has resigned as president and COO of Handelman Co. (NYSE: HDL), in order to become CEO of a private equity-backed medical device company. No additional information was disclosed.

Kurt Larson has decided to leave Cerberus, in order to head up private equity activities for Moelis & Co. Moelis & Co. is the new boutique formed by former UBS I-banking head Ken Moelis.

Gretchen Lium has joined Headwaters MB has a managing director of strategic alliances. She previously was CEO and CFO of Westwork Partners.

Robert Maeder has joined Fort Washington Capital Partners Group as an investment manager. He will be responsible for leading due diligence and investment analysis of underlying funds and direct co-investment opportunities. Maeder previously was an engagement manager at L.E.K. Consulting.

Sebastian McKinlay has joined Fidelity Equity Partners as a partner in the firm’s new London office. He previously co-founded both Promethean Investments and Kleinwort Capital (now August Equity). Fidelity also has hired three vice presidents: Stephen Findlay (London), Paul Lipson (Boston) and John Chang (Boston).

Jerry Ng has agreed to join TPG as head of Indonesia and a special advisor for Southeast Asia, effective November 1. He most recently served as deputy president director of PT Bank Danamon Indonesia. Before that, he was commissioner and deputy president director at PT Bank Central Asia, and held senior management positions in Citibank and in the Financial Services Division of the Astra International conglomerate (1991-2000).

Kurt Nyman has joined private equity firm Smith Whiley & Co. as a managing director. He previously worked at HIMCO as co-head of alternative assets. Before that, he spent 16 years as a managing director in Aetna’s investment department.

Jeff Porphy has joined Barclays Capital as a managing director of U.S. leveraged finance. He had spent the past 14 years with Credit Suisse, most recently as head of financial sponsors M&A and middle-market M&A.

Darren Redmayne has agreed to join mid-market I-bank Lincoln International as a managing director, effective January 2008. He will be charged with founding Lincoln’s London office, and previously was co-founder and head of Close Brothers’ financial sponsors group.

Richard Relyea and Andrew Olinick have joined 3i Group as New York-based vice presidents on the group’s growth equity team. Relyea previously was a principal with Halyard Capital, while Olinick was an associate with Veronis Suhler Stevenson.

Sebastian von Ribbentrop has joined WestLB as managing director and co-head of private equity activities in Germany. He previously was with Steadfast Capital in Frankfurt and, before that, was a member of the M&A team with J. Henry Schroder & Co. Ltd. in London.

Nathaniel Zilkha

, a principal with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., has joined the board of KKR portfolio company Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: JAZZ). He replaces KKR colleague Adam Clammer.

Compiled by Dan Primack