SAC Hires Ripplewood Pros

SAC Capital Advisors has hired Peter Berger to help launch a private equity group focused on < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Japan, according to Reuters. Berger previously was with Ripplewood, and will be joined by fellow Ripplewood pros Frank Barker and Jeffrey Hendren once their contracts expire this summer. < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />