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83North leads $30m series-B for Wandelbots

83North has led a €30m series-B round for Germany-based robotics software developer Wandelbots, joined by new investors M12 (Microsoft's venture arm), and Siemens' VC unit Next47.

IQ appoints Hirtzel as general partner

IQ Capital has appointed Simon Hirtzel as general partner and chief operating officer.

Searchlight Capital makes two senior hires

Global private equity firm Searchlight Capital Partners has made two senior staff additions to its London office.

Former UK accounting watchdog chairman Simon Dingeman joins Carlyle Group

Simon Dingemans has joined US private equity firm Carlyle Group as its managing director in charge of UK buyouts just months after he stepped down as chairman for the British Financial Reporting Council (FRC). Dingeman

Diversity: Can buyout giants turn words into action?

In the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, financial services companies have joined other sectors in calling for greater racial equality. But the industry’s track record on diversity is still lagging

TSG Names Two New Managing Directors

TSG Consumer Partners (TSG) has promoted Erik Johnson and Ed Wong to managing director. Both Mr. Johnson and Mr. Wong are based in New York. “Erik and Ed have been an integral part of our

China policy and markets round-up: Beijing sets timeline for reform, May inflation data disappoints, aviation and auto industries recover

In this round-up, China’s central government pushes ahead with reform, both the consumer price index and the producer price index were weaker than expected in May, and aviation activity and car sales warm up.

Shocking survey reveals strength of dejection felt by women in private equity

Not a single woman in private equity surveyed in the latest Investec GP Trends report plans to start their own buyout house on leaving their current firm - a shocking indictment of the wider malaise

People moves in brief

NatWest Markets names CEO and CFO — Natixis appoints new managers for UK and Middle East — Barclays' private capital markets boss leaves

Bankers mull future of keepwell bonds

The debt restructuring at China’s Peking University Founder Group is set to be a test case for offshore bonds backed by keepwell agreements, a structure often favoured by many mainland borrowers. The outcome of the

Kinderhook Closes First Chemtron Add-On

Chemtron Corporation, a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, has acquired Vexor Technology, a provider of non-hazardous waste processing services and alternative energy products. The buy of Vexor is the first add-on acquisition for Chemtron since

BBB appoints Lewis La Torre as interim CEO

British Business Bank (BBB) has appointed Catherine Lewis La Torre as interim CEO.

DC Advisory hires Bijoor as managing director

International investment bank DC Advisory has hired Ajay Bijoor as a managing director in the firm's debt advisory and restructuring division.

Keyhaven Capital hires two

London-headquartered Keyhaven Capital has hired Anne Niederstaetter as partner in its investment team, as well as Alma Lawrie in its investor relations team.

EQT opens Paris office and appoints former PAI partner as head of France

The Paris team, consisting initially of 10 investment advisory professionals, will focus on supporting thematic investments across all of EQT’s core sectors and strategies

Cortec Notches 25x ROC on YETI Exit

Cortec Group has sold its remaining equity interest in YETI, a designer and marketer of ice chests and coolers. Cortec acquired YETI in partnership with the company’s founders, Roy and Ryan Seiders, in June 2012.

Z Capital Get New MD

Z Capital has added Timothy Chiodo to its investment team as a new managing director. Mr. Chiodo will be active sourcing and executing new transactions and portfolio company oversight. Prior to joining ZCG, Mr. Chiodo

Z Capital brings in experienced ex-Comvest Partners, Compass Group exec Chiodo for private equity team

Global investment firm Z Capital Group has hired Timothy Chiodo as a managing director and member of its private equity investment team.

Taylor returns to Goldman for Australia ECM job

Ian Taylor has rejoined Goldman Sachs, as head of equity capital markets for Australia and New Zealand, following a short stint at a fintech-focused merchant bank in the US.

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