Private Equity Firms

American Capital Energy & Infrastructure, a subsidiary of private equity firm American Capital, has named Abhay Pande as a managing director. In his new role, Pande will be responsible for sourcing, underwriting and managing energy and infrastructure investments in Asia. Based in Annapolis, Maryland, American Capital Energy & Infrastructure invests in global energy infrastructure assets, such as power plants, power distribution and transmission networks, energy transportation and fuel production.

William Hickey, the former chairman and CEO of Sealed Air Corp, has joined Ares Management as an operating adviser in the firm’s private equity group. He will assist in the sourcing and evaluation of new investment opportunities.

Normand Provost, executive vice president of private equity at Canadian pension fund manager the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, has announced his retirement after 33 years of service. Provost will continue in his current role until a successor is appointed in 2014. Thereafter, he will remain with the Caisse as a strategic adviser to president and CEO Michael Sabia. The Caisse reported that its post-2009 private equity investments generated a 18.3 percent annualized return at the end of 2012.

Calamos Investments has named Jeremy Hughes and Chris Langs as co-portfolio managers to its investment team. In their new position, both will manage the firm’s fixed income/high-yield strategies, which includes the Calamos High Income Fund. Headquartered in the Chicago metropolitan area, Calamos Investments is a global investment management firm.

Susan E. Arnold has joined The Carlyle Group as an operating executive in the global consumer and retail group. Arnold is the former president of Procter & Gamble’s $50 billion global business unit.

The Carlyle Group said Matthew J. O’Connor was named a managing director in the firm’s power investing team. O’Connor joins Bob Mancini as co-head of the team. O’Connor spent 14 years at General Electric, where he held a variety of positions, including nearly seven years with GE Energy Financial Services where he was named executive vice president of financing operations at GE Capital Aviation Services in May. O’Connor joins Carlyle in September and will work out of its Washington, D.C., and New York offices.

Consonance Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in the healthcare sector, has named Nancy-Ann DeParle as a partner. Prior to joining Consonance Capital, DeParle most recently served in the Obama White House, first as counselor to the president and then as director of the White House Office of Health Reform. In the latter role, DeParle helped spearhead the President’s campaign to enact the Affordable Care Act. DeParle also served under President Clinton as the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Darby Overseas Investments, the private equity division of Franklin Templeton Investments, has named Roberto Velarde as managing director of Latin America private equity. Velarde, who will be based in the company’s Washington, D.C., office, will report to Darby President and CEO Richard H. Frank. Prior to joining Darby, Velarde was managing director and chief investment officer at Grupo Inder.

Neil Goodman, CEO of Dundee Corp., has named his son Jonathan as deputy chairman and chief operating officer. Also, Jonathan Goodman has been appointed president and CEO of Dundee Capital Markets, a subsidiary of Dundee. Based in Toronto, Dundee is a holding company that includes among its subsidiaries, Goodman & Company and Investment Counsel. The firm’s core competencies include private equity investment in real estate and infrastructure, energy, resources and agriculture.

Alok Misra has joined General Atlantic as a senior vice president. He will provide financial expertise and strategic counsel to GA’s investment teams and its portfolio companies as part of the firm’s Resources Group in GA’s Mumbai, India, office. Misra was most recently group chief financial officer with WNS Group.

GMT Communications Partners has hired Jonny Maxwell as senior adviser. Previously, Maxwell served as global head of private equity fund of funds at Allianz Private Equity Partners. GMT Communications Partners is a European private equity firm focused on the media, information, entertainment and telecommunications sectors.

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. said that Joseph J. Plumeri has joined the firm as a senior adviser. Plumeri is also joining the board of First Data, a KKR portfolio company. Plumeri served 12 years as Willis Group chairman and CEO and as its non-executive chairman through July 2013.

Revelry Brands has named Gil Fronzaglia as COO and Seth Beers as CFO. Prior to joining Revelry, Fronzaglia served as COO at Food Should Taste Good while Beers was CFO and COO at PACT Apparel. Based in Boulder, Colo., Revelry Brands is an investment firm that provides growth-stage private equity to companies in the natural foods and consumer products sectors.

Adele Thackray has resigned as non-executive director of UK-based Ronaldsway Private Equity, effective immediately. She will be replaced by John Leece. Previously, Leece worked at Macmillan Davies Hodes and was finance director of the public relations group within Chime Communications.

Siris Capital Group said that Elias Mendoza has joined the firm as a managing director of investment development and strategy. Most recently, Mendoza was a partner at Union Square Advisors, where he served as its COO and a senior banker across the firm’s technology and telecommunication verticals.

TSG Consumer Partners said that Diane Miles and Rob Leibowitz were named operating partners. Miles is an operating partner for beauty and will advise on beauty and personal care brands withing TSG’s portfolio. She was most recently CEO of Perricone MD, a TSG investment. Leibowitz, who serves as CEO of Raybern Foods, is an operating partner for food and pet care brands within TSG’s portfolio. Previously, Leibowitz was general manager of Del Monte Foods’ $2 billion pet products division.