Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management has made two senior private equity hires to support the growth of its alternatives business in the Americas and worldwide. Joshua Glaser has joined as a director and global head of private equity for the global client group. Brian Chiappinelli has joined as a director and North American product specialist for private equity. Chiappinelli is based in Boston and reports to Glaser. Glaser most recently served as the director of investor relations at Paul Capital Partners, a firm focused on secondary private equity investing. Chiappinelli joins from HarbourVest Partners.
Chicago law firm Freeborn & Peters has announced the formalization of its private equity and venture capital industry team. This team marks the fourth such industry-focused team formed by Freeborn. Others include the food industry team, the transportation team and the insurance/reinsurance industry team.
Investment bank Houlihan Lokey has named Harry Green as a director in the firm’s IFA practice. Previously, Green, who is based in New York, worked in the specialty finance and private portfolio group at Plainfield Asset Management.
Macquarie Capital, an investment and advisory firm, has named Mark Burton as a senior managing director focused on covering the banking sector within the financial institutions group. Burton previously worked at Evercore Partners, where he served as a senior managing director and senior adviser.
OFSCap, a boutique investment and merchant banking firm, has formed an energy restructuring team, naming oil and gas turnaround executives Fred Zeidman and Jeffrey Freedman to lead the group. The team will focus on restructuring distressed energy companies, projects or joint ventures.
Minneapolis-based investment firm Piper Jaffray has appointed a banking team led by Janica Lane and Brian Smith to “strengthen its consumer investment banking franchise.” Both Lane and Smith join Piper Jaffray from Partnership Capital Growth. The group will be based in the firm’s San Francisco office.
Stonehaven, a global placement agent focused on hedge funds, private equity, real estate, venture capital, private placements and long-only strategies, has brought on four sales professionals and one associate. New hires on the alternatives team include Gerald Brant, who joins as director. He was formerly managing director of Tangent Capital Partners. Matthew Mlinarich, director on alternative investments team, joins from FCE Group. Joseph Azzaro joins as vice president from Deutsche Bank and Timothy Boardman joins as vice president from MatlinPatterson, where he worked on business development. Brittany Parisi joins as an associate from Barclays.
Willkie Farr & Gallagher has named Kirk A. Radke as a partner in the firm’s private equity practice group. Radke will be based in the firm’s New York office. Willkie Farr & Gallagher is an international law firm with approximately 600 attorneys.