People Briefs

David Bain and Michael Wilkins have joined M&A advisory Sagent Advisors as managing directors in the firm’s telecom, tech and media practice. The pair were both previously with Wachovia Securities. Bain oversaw Wachovia’s tech M&A practice, while Wilkins ran Wachovia’s Internet, digital media and Internet infrastructure I-banking group. Also joining Sagent as an associate is Trent Read.

Mark Barrow has joined mid-market advisory Lincoln International as a managing director, in charge of the fim’s U.K. business. He previously was with Dresdner Kleinwort, and before that spent 10 years with Close Brothers Corporate Finance.

Victor Burk has joined Alvarez & Marsal as a Houston-based managing director focused on the energy sector. He previously led the energy practice of executive search firm Spencer Stuart.

China Investment Corp., a $200 billion sovereign wealth fund, has named Hu Bing as head of private equity. He previously was responsible for CIC’s fixed income investment and trading desk.

Chen Fan has left Standard Chartered, where he was head of private equity for the Greater China region.

Tad Flynn has joined Houlihan Lokey as managing director of corporate finance. He previously was with UBS as head of the Alternative Capital Markets Group.

Oliver Gardey has joined Pomona Capital as a London-based partner. He previously was a partner with Adams Street Partners.

John Harvey III has joined Proskauer Rose as a Boston-based partner, with a focus on the tax aspects of fund formations and investment transactions. He previously was director of hedge fund tax for Wellington Management Co. and, before that, was an associate with Proskauer.

James Hooke has been named CEO of Macquarie Infrastructure Management, after having served as a New York-based managing director in Macquarie’s capital funds division since 2007. He succeeds Peter Stokes, who is returning to Australia.

Tom Kelly has joined The Blackstone Group as a managing director in its corporate advisory group, where he will lead an effort to provide PE fundraising services to businesses and corporations. He will be based in Menlo Park, and previously was a managing director with KEMA Partners.

Stephan Kruemmer is leaving 3i Group, where he has led the firm’s German business since 2005.

Ross Pillari has joined the U.S. advisory board of CVC Capital Partners. He served as chairman and CEO of BP America Inc. between 2001 and 2006.

Alejandro Przygoda has joined Greenhill & Co. as a managing director in charge of the firm’s advisory efforts in the insurance sector. He previously ran UBS’s global insurance practice.

Kiran Rao has joined Grove Street Advisors, a PE advisory with more than $6 billion under management, as a principal. He previously was with Boston Consulting Group.

Jean-Manuel Richier has joined The Blackstone Group as a Paris-based senior managing director in the firm’s European advisory group. He previously was Citigroup’s deputy head of I-banking for France.

Anthony Martino and Gregg Newman have joined Sagent Advisors as co-heads of the firm’s Alternative Capital Markets business. They previously ran the same business for UBS.

Tim Mullany has joined Consumer Capital Partners as chief financial officer. He previously was CFO of Global Portfolio Advisors.

Kevin Smith has joined The Silverfern Group as a managing director. He previously was with Wachovia Securities as head of Diversified Industrials and Business Services banking.

Greg Steve has joined Huron Capital Partners as a Pittsburgh-based principal. He previously was a managing director and regional manager with National City Business Credit.

UBS has named Alex Wilmot-Sitwell and Carsten Kengeter as co-heads of investment banking, replacing Jerker Johansson.