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Victor Chua has left his position as partner and health care practice leader at the London-based consultancy Candesic to found Mansfield Advisors, where he will continue to concentrate on health and social care consulting. Adam Scott will join him as partner.

Investment adviser Courage Capital Management has added John Klinge and Scott Imbach as senior managing directors. Both distressed debt industry veterans, they will open Courage Capital’s Los Angeles office and lead investment efforts for its credit opportunities strategy. Klinge and Imbach will also join Courage’s investment committee. Klinge was formerly at Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, where he worked for eight years and was a senior managing director and chief credit officer. Imbach was a managing director at LLCP, where he worked closely with Klinge for almost three years.

Jefferies has hired Thomas Scibetta as a managing director for its Jefferies Strategic Capital Opportunities group. Most recently, he was a managing director at Avenue Capital Group, where he focused on institutional capital raising and investor relations.

Chicago-based Lincoln International has hired Barry Freeman as managing director in its health care investment banking practice. Since the launch of its health care group in 2010, Lincoln International’s global healthcare team has grown to more than 25 professionals worldwide.

Brian Sauvigne has joined Macquarie Capital, an investment bank and financial services firm, as a managing director in its financial sponsors group, based in New York. He was previously head of corporate development at Morgan Stanley.

Stout Risius Ross, a global financial advisory firm specializing in investment banking, dispute advisory and forensic services, valuation and financial opinions has appointed Nick P. Jachim as a managing director in its Chicago office and as leader of the investment banking group. Jachim was formerly a managing director in the Chicago office of KPMG Corporate Finance, where he most recently served as leader of the consumer markets group.