Private Equity Firms

Jeffrey Kramer has joined Ares Management as a portfolio manager in the firm’s capital markets group. At Ares, he will be responsible for the origination and management of investments under this asset-backed investing and lending strategy. Kramer joins Ares from Goldman Sachs’ special situations group.

Sheryl Schwartz has joined Caspian Private Equity as managing director of investments. Also, David Marcus, who has served as vice president, has been promoted to director. Based in New York City, Caspian is an affiliate of Natixis Global Asset Management LP.

Fulcrum Equity Partners has named Jim Douglass as a partner. In his new role, Douglass will work with the fund’s existing portfolio companies and also develop new investment opportunities. Prior to joining Fulcrum, Douglass was the CEO of Vesdia.

UK mid-market firm Lyceum Capital has expanded its investment team with the appointments of Matthew Norrington and Thomas Alldred as the UK lower mid-market growth investor prepares to deploy its third fund. Norrington joins as an investment director from LDC where he spent more than five years originating and executing buyouts. Alldred’s appointment as an investment executive follows two and a half years as an executive in Deloitte’s transaction services team.