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Castle Harlan has promoted Tariq Osman to managing director. Osman has been with Castle Harlan since 2008 and previously was a vice president.

Energy, industrial, and environmental technology private equity firm Element Partners announced three promotions. Sam Gabbita becomes managing director and Charles A. Silio and Nitin Gupta have been promoted to principal.

Genstar Capital has promoted Eli P. Weiss to principal and David J. Golde to vice president. Genstar is a mid-market buyout shop that focuses the insurance and financial services, software, life sciences, health care and industrial technology industries.

Investment bank Sagent Advisors said that Will Carnell, Sarah Forcino and Katie Kieran were each promoted to the position of vice president. Carnell joined Sagent in 2009 and focuses in the packaging, capital goods and multi-industry sectors. Forcino has been with Sagent since 2007 and focuses on the execution of mergers and acquisitions and alternative capital markets transactions across multiple industries. Kieran joined Sagent in 2009 and is a member of the firm’s financial sponsors team.

VMG Partners, a California-based buyout shop focused on lower mid-market consumer products companies, has promoted Wayne K. Wu to principal. Wu joined VMG in 2008 as an associate with diverse experience in transactions, operations and accounting.