Private equity firms

Private equity firms

Altius Associates has appointed Duncan Cox as a senior infrastructure adviser based in the United States. Cox has more than 25 years of experience in engineering, procurement and construction of large infrastructure projects including high rise buildings, bridges, power plants, landfills and stadiums. Altius Associates manages $24 billion in private equity and real assets funds.

Blue Point Capital Partners has added two new team members. Matthew Beesley and Ralph Isenrich have joined the team as associates in Cleveland and Charlotte, respectively. Beesley was formerly an investment banking associate at Brown Gibbons Lang & Co, while Isenrich was an investment banking analyst at Wells Fargo Securities. Blue Point Capital, which focuses on companies in the lower middle market, also has offices in Seattle and Shanghai.

Bridge Growth Partners has named Jessica M. Bibliowicz as a senior adviser. Bibliowicz previously was the chairman and CEO former of National Financial Partners. Based in New York City, Bridge Growth Partners is a private equity firm that focuses on the technology and financial services sectors.

Brookside Equity Partners has named Michael LaConti as a senior associate. Prior to joining Brookside Equity Partners, LaConti was at Summer Street Capital Partners where he worked as an associate. Brookside Equity Partners is a private equity firm with offices in Stamford, Connecticut, and Boston.

Charlesbank Capital Partners has named John Vander Vort as its new chief operating officer. Previously, Vander Vort worked at MPM Capital, where he served as COO and chief compliance officer. Based in Boston and New York, Charlesbank Capital is a mid-market private equity firm.

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice has named Lewis Hay III as an operating adviser. The appointment is effective January 2014. The executive chairman of NextEra Energy, where he formerly served as chairman, president and CEO, Hay will help CD&R in sourcing transactions, evaluating investment opportunities and advising portfolio company management teams.

New York-based Egis Capital Partners has hired Bill Polk as a managing partner. Previously, Polk worked at Capital One Bank. Egis Capital Partners focuses on mid-market buyout and late-stage growth investments in the security and homeland defense sector.

Incline Equity Partners, a Pittsburgh-based lower mid-market buyout firm, has appointed John Morley as senior associate. Prior to joining Incline, John was an investment professional at H.I.G. Growth Partners.

Tricia Scrivner, former head of private equity, hedge funds and real assets at Missouri’s state retirement system, is moving to Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies. David Felix, meanwhile, joined the Pennsylvania State Employees’ system.

European buyout shop Silverfleet Capital has appointed Jack Priestman as an analyst, based in its London office. Priestman was formerly at Perella Weinberg Partners in London as an analyst in the generalist M&A advisory team.

Real estate investment firm Starwood Capital Group has expanded its team. Robert Scoville has been named as managing director and head of asset management while Neil Harris will be senior vice president of European asset management. Scoville most recently was a managing director at Apollo Global Real Estate, while Harris has served for the past four years as the European head of asset management for Invesco Real Estate.

TA Associates has hired Tony Marsh as director of capital markets to work out of the firm’s Boston office. Marsh will lead all new acquisition financings and capital markets activities for TA portfolio companies. Marsh joins TA from Credit Suisse, where he worked as director.