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New York-based direct lending company Abacus Finance Group has added four new investment professionals to its team. The firm has appointed Aized Rabbani as senior vice president, Brian Green as associate, Rafal Rydzewski as analyst and Joseph Lee as an analyst.

Russell Kellner has joined the Boston office of consulting firm BCG as a partner from Alvarez & Marsal, where he was a managing director and led their commercial due diligence practice. Prior to A&M, Kellner spent eight years at Bain & Co, most recently as a principal and member of its private equity and financial services practices.

Investment bank Evercore Partners has hired Denis A. Bovin as a senior adviser with a focus on the global technology and aerospace/defense sectors. Recently, Bovin served as chairman and CEO of Palimere Group.

The law firm Kirkland & Ellis has appointed Damien Coles as a partner in the Hong Kong office. Coles joins Kirkland from the Hong Kong office of Hogan Lovells. He will join Kirkland’s restructuring practice group. Kirkland & Ellis also appointed Neil McDonald as a partner in the Hong Kong office. McDonald, who will join Kirkland’s restructuring practice group, previously was the head of the business restructuring and insolvency practice in the Hong Kong office of Hogan Lovells.

RBS Citizens has launched a new technology and services banking group. The group is led by technology banker and industry executive William Egge, who joined Citizens last year to develop the national strategy for this business. Egge has more than 17 years of experience in the technology and services industry as both a banker covering the industry while at Wachovia Securities and as an M&A and corporate finance professional for two private equity backed technology companies in the technology-enabled services sector.

The law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges has hired Damian Ridealgh as a partner in the global finance practice based in New York. Ridealgh will focus on the financing needs of the firm’s practice equity and corporate clients. Prior to joining Weil, Gotshal, Ridealgh worked at Ashurst, where he was a partner and led the firm’s U.S. banking practice.