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2XU, an athletic apparel company, has appointed Kevin Roberts as chief executive officer. Roberts will help develop the company with the support of 2XU’s three co-founding directors Clyde Davenport, Aidan Clarke and Jamie Hunt and minority investment partner Lazard Australia Private Equity.

Aligned Asset Managers, a portfolio company of private equity firm GTCR, has appointed R. Barney Walker to be its director of institutional investments. Walker was previously a senior vice president and director of institutional investments at Artio Global Management LLC, the former U.S. institutional asset management arm of Julius Baer Holdings.

Kai Warn has been appointed new president and CEO of Husqvarna Group. Hans Linnarson, who was appointed president and CEO in 2011, will continue to work for the group until he retires early 2014. Warn was previously operations partner at private equity firm IK Investment Partners.