Advent International has added six professionals to its Boston-based North American deals team: Jeff Case and John Maldonado join as principals, while David Chen, Bryan Doherty, Kevin McQuarrie and Thomas Weisman join as associates. Case rejoins Advent after having completed his MBA at Harvard; Maldonado previously was with Parthenon Capital; Chen previously worked in Merrill Lynch’s financial institutions group; Doherty joins from William Blair’s financial sponsors group; Kevin McQuarrie was with Lazard Frère & Co.’s life sciences group; and Weisman comes over from UBS’s financial sponsors leveraged finance group.
Charles Banks, former CEO of plumbing and heating products company Wolseley PLC (NYSE: WOS) has joined Clayton, Dubilier & Rice as a New York-based partner. Matthew Barger has decided to retire as vice chairman of Hellman & Friedman, according to Bloomberg. He will remain as a senior advisor to the firm.
Dennis Barsky has joined Jones Day as a partner. He previously was with Weil, Gotshal & Manges, where he focused on M&A and private equity transactions.
Raymond Bingham has joined General Atlantic as a managing director and head of the firm’s Palo Alto, Calif. office. He is the former chairman and CEO of Cadence Design Systems, and has served on the board of GA portfolio company A-Max since 2005.
Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, a fund-of-hedge funds with approximately $15 billion under management, said that New York-based managing director Gideon Berger will take over the London office at the beginning of next year.
Pauline Brown has joined The Carlyle Group as a managing director in the firm’s Consumer & Retail group. She previously was with Avon Products Inc., as senior vice president for corporate strategy and global business development.
Peter Buckley has joined Watch Hill Partners as a partner and head of private placements, a new position. He previously was a managing director and head of equity private placements with JPMorgan Securities.
GE Commercial Finance has named Jeffrey Lupoff senior managing director of Industrial Project Finance within the firm’s Corporate Lending business. He previously led GE’s team responsible for identifying corporate and project finance opportunities outside of the U.S.
Goldner Hawn has promoted Lisa Kro to managing director and CFO, and also promoted Joseph Heinen to principal. Kro joined Goldner Hawn in 2004, after having spent 17 years with KPMG. Heinen has been with the firm since 2001, before which he was director of business development at an Internet startup.
Wanda Felton has been named a managing director with Helix Associates, the private equity fund placement unit of Jeffries & Company. She most recently founded private equity advisory shop Map Capital Advisors and before that worked on the fund placement team at Credit Suisse and as a managing director for Hamilton Lane.
Nigel Hammond is leaving Montagu Private Equity, where he had served as head of UK and Nordic activities.
Monte Haymon has joined the Watermill Group, a Lexington, Mass.-based private equity firm, as an operating partner. He previously served as president and CEO of Sappi Fine Paper North America.
Jeffrey Katz has joined Dechert LLP as a partner in the firm’s corporate and securities practice. He previously was a senior attorney at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy.
Jim Kilts, former CEO of Gillette Co. and co-founding partner of Centerview Partners, has agreed to join VNU NV’s supervisory board.
Jonathan Leinmuller and François Garcin have joined the London office of Probitas Partners as a director and associate, respectively. Leinmuller previously was a founding partner of Matrix Private Funds Group, while Garcin had been an associate with Carta Diem Private Equity.
David Marcus and Colin Wilson-Murphy have joined turnaround firm Drum Capital as associates. Marcus comes to Drum from Bassini Playfair Wright LLC. Wilson-Murphy previously was an I-banking analyst with Capstone Partners.
Enrique Martin has joined Greenberg Traurig LLP as a Miami-based shareholder within the global practice group, where he will focus on domestic and cross-border acquisitions, domestic and foreign issuer securities offering and venture capital transactions. He previously was a partner with Hunton & Williams.
Robert McCooey Jr. has been named senior vice president in charge of a new capital markets group at Nasdaq. He previously was president and CEO of NYSE floor broker Grisworld Co.
Morgenthaler has promoted Joe Machado from senior associate to principal in the firm’s buyout group. Machado currently serves as a director of Comm-Works, and as a board observer of both Phillips & Temro Industries and Flow Solutions.
Thurston Morton has decided to retire as Chief Investment Officer for Duke Management Company (DUMAC), effective at year-end. He will be succeeded by Neal Triplett, who has spent the past six years heading DUMAC’s hedged strategies group.
Walid Musallam has agreed to join The Carlyle Group, in order to build up the firm’s Middle East and North Africa operations. He previously was CEO of as head of the Abu Dhabi Investment Company.
Kathleen O’Donnell has left Advent International, where she had been a partner.
Redwood Capital Group has made the following promotions: Robert Dressler to Partner; David Freeland to Vice President; and Janny Lee to Vice President. Redwood is a New York-based I-bank focused on the tech, communications and media industries.
Filip Rensky and Teresa Teague have joined the financial sponsors group at Banc of America Securities as managing directors. They previously had been with Goldman Sachs.
Eric Risley has joined Rutberg & Co. as senior managing director and head of I-banking. He previously ran the software corporate and I-banking group at Banc of America Securities.
Jesse Rogers, a managing director with Golden Gate Capital, has resigned from the board of Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF). The move was made due to possible conflicts of interest arising from Golden Gate’s acquisition of Neways Inc.
Mark Sutton has decided to step down as chairman and CEO of UBS Americas, effective at year-end. He will be replaced by Robert Wolf, who previously served as chairman of UBS I-Bank Americas.
Keith “Kim” Schappert has joined Credit Suisse as managing director and CEO of the Americas for Asset Management. He most recently was president and CEO of Federated Investment Advisory Cos.
Olivier Sichel has joined Sofinnova Partners as a partner. He is the former chairman and CEO of Wanadoo, a France Telecom group.
David Sweig has joined Piper Jaffray as a Chicago-based partner in the firm’s financial restructuring group. He most recently worked at Giuliani Capital Advisors in Chicago, where he was a managing director focused on financial restructurings.
Katsuyoshi Tanaka has joined Steel Partners as a Tokyo-based managing director. He has spent the past 18 years with Mitsubishi Corp., most recently serving as business development manager of the company’s energy business development unit.
Jack Turpin has joined turnaround firm TRG as a managing director. He previously was chief operating officer of measurement and process control equipment manufacturer EGS Gauging.
Tony Veith has joined Clearview Capital as a principal. He has spent the past 10 years as a senior vice president in the New York office of LaSalle Business Credit.
Bill Wildern has joined Cleveland-based Resilience Capital Partners as a managing director and head of the firm’s new Detroit office. He previously was managing director of consulting firm BKK.
Compiled by Dan Primack