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Adam Bergman has joined the cleantech corporate coverage group at the global investment bank Deutsche Bank. Bergman will be based in San Francisco.

J. Frank Brown has joined growth equity firm General Atlantic as a managing director. Since 2006, Brown has served as dean of INSEAD, an international business school with campuses in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He will join General Atlantic in June 2011. Greenwich, Conn.-based General Atlantic manages roughly $15 billion in capital.

Benjamin Cheng, a China partner with London-based private equity shop Actis, will retire after seven years at the firm, Reuters reported. Cheng’s retirement comes shortly after the Financial Times reported that two of the three founders of Beijing-based Hopu Investments planned to retire as the firm winds down investments, Reuters said.

Ryan Craig and Stephanie Ho have been promoted to principal at San Mateo, Calif.-based Bertram Capital. Craig joined the firm in 2006, and focuses on the health care and consumer sectors. Ho joined in 2007 and focuses on health care investments. The promotions follow the closing of the firm’s $500 million second fund, Bertram Growth Capital II.

James Gereghty has been appointed head of four distressed opportunities funds by fund manager Siguler Guff. Gereghty previous co-managed with Maria Boyazny. Boyazny is leaving Siguler Guff to launch her own multi-fund platform, MB Global Partners.

David Ho has joined private equity firm Permira as a senior adviser working out of the firm’s Beijing offices. Ho will help Permira expand its investments in China. Ho was most recently the chairman of Kiina Group, an investment firm focused on Internet and communications companies. Previously he held senior positions at telecommunications giant Nokia, including head of the company’s operations in China.

James Kester has joined Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, the sovereign wealth fund of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, has named as the chief investment officer for private equities, Reuters reported. Kester was previously the head of private equity at Zurich Alternative Asset Management.

Marie-France Mathes has joined Emerging Capital Partners as managing director and head of investor relations. Mathes worked previously as a managing director with emerging markets firm Macon PE, and earlier in her career was an investment officer with the International Financial Corp. Washington D.C.-based Emerging Capital focuses on investments across Africa.

Garry McGuire has been elected non-executive chairman of the board at Telcordia, the company announced. McGuire has also joined the company’s board as a new member. Piscataway, N.J.-based Telcordia develops mobile, broadband and enterprise communication software. McGuire is a managing director at Warburg Pincus.

Crevan O’Grady and Christopher Calhoun have joined the board of directors of Gain Capital Holdings. O’Grady, a partner at private equity firm 3i, replaces 3i managing director Ken Hanau. Calhoun has served as a senior adviser to the company since 2009, and replaces board member Roger Tarika. New York-based Gain Capital provides online trading services specializing in foreign exchange and contracts for difference. The company is backed by investors including 3i, VantagePoint Venture Partners, Tudor Ventures, Edison Venture Fund and Cross Atlantic Capital Partners.

Welsh Carson portfolio company Bausch + Lomb has named three executives to management positions in its surgical business. Brad Paddock was hired as vice president of sales. Anthony Sine was appointed vice president of business development and Elisabeth Sandoval was named vice president of global marketing. Bausch is an eye care company from Aliso Viejo, Calif.

David Williams has joined Dunedin Capital Partners, a London and Edinburgh-based mid-market private equity house, as a director. Williams had been at UK-based Graphite Capital, where he was a senior partner.