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Promotions

Clairvue Capital Partners has promoted John Waters, based in San Francisco, to vice president, and has hired Akash Sharma as an associate based in New York. The firm has also announced it has completed investing Clairvue Capital Partners Fund I, a $200 million fund launched in April 2010.

JPMorgan‘s top media sector banker, Harry Hampson, who worked on the sale last year of Elisabeth Murdoch’s Shine Group to News Corp., is to become head of the bank’s financial sponsors group, which advises private equity firms, for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, according to a memo seen by Reuters. Hampson is taking over from Karen Simon, who decided to move back to the United States as vice-chairwoman of investment banking, global oil and gas, an area that she had previously covered earlier in her career with the bank.