Activa Capital recruits chief financial officer with the arrival of ALEXANDRE CHOLLET

Activa Capital

Activa Capital announces the appointment of Alexandre Chollet as Chief Financial Officer.
Alexandre, 37, will be responsible for coordinating the cross-functional activities of Activa Capital
(Administrative and Financial Department, and Investor Relations in particular).
Until now, Alexandre was Director of Investor Relations at Naxicap Partners (2016-2019).
Alexandre previously was Head of Funds and Portfolio at Qualium Investissement from 2011 to 2016,
a position he held after leaving the Financial Department of iXEN Partners (formerly Natexis Industrie).
Alexandre has 14 years of experience within the finance functions of Private Equity and is a graduate
of ESCP Europe-Novancia.
Christophe Parier and Alexandre Masson, Partners at Activa Capital, declared: « We are delighted to
welcome Alexandre in whom we place all our confidence to successfully fulfill his role as CFO of Activa
Capital. »

About Activa Capital
Activa Capital is a leading French mid-market private equity firm. Activa Capital manages over €500m
of private equity funds on behalf of a wide range of institutional investors. Activa Capital partners with
ambitious mid-sized French companies, valued at €20m to €200m, seeking to accelerate their growth
and their international footprint.
Learn more about Activa Capital at

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New leadership of Private Equity business


3i Group plc (“3i” or “3i Group”) today announces a change to the leadership of its Private Equity business.

After 9 years, originally as Co-Head and subsequently Head of Private Equity, Alan Giddins, Managing Partner, has decided to step back from the leadership of the Private Equity team and will pass over this responsibility from 1 April 2019. Alan will remain a Partner in the Private Equity business until March 2020.

Pieter de Jong and Peter Wirtz will be appointed Co-Heads of the Private Equity business and will join 3i Group’s Executive and Investment Committees.

Pieter de Jong joined 3i in 2004 and is Partner, Managing Director of 3i Benelux, based in Amsterdam. He was a key member of the deal teams involved in Royal Sanders, Basic-Fit, Weener Plastics, Lampenwelt, Refresco and Action.

Peter Wirtz joined 3i in 1998 and was appointed Managing Director and Co-Head of Germany in May 2009, based in Frankfurt.  During his time at 3i, Peter has taken a leading role across a number of transactions including Lampenwelt, Scandlines, Amor and MWM.

Simon Borrows, 3i’s Chief Executive said:

“I would like to thank Alan for his tremendous contribution to 3i. Over the last 9 years, the Private Equity business has performed very well and generated exceptional cash returns for 3i and its fund investors.

“Pieter and Peter bring a wide range of complementary skills and experience across origination, execution and portfolio management and I look forward to working with them to continue developing our Private Equity business.”



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3i Group plc

Silvia Santoro
Investor enquiries
Tel: +44 20 7975 3258
Kathryn van der Kroft
Media enquiries
Tel: +44 20 7975 3021


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About 3i Group

3i is a leading international investment manager focused on mid-market private equity and infrastructure. Its core investment markets are northern Europe and North America. For further information, please visit:

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Transportation Insight Appoints Rennie Faulkner as CEO

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Enterprise Logistics Provider’s Top Finance Executive Succeeds Retiring Leader

Hickory, NC – March 14, 2019 —Transportation Insight (or “the Company”), a North American leader in Enterprise Logistics, announces that Rennie Faulkner has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Transportation Insight Division of TI Holdco. He has served as Transportation Insight’s Chief Financial Officer since 2010 and will continue as TI Holdco’s CFO. Faulkner succeeds President and CEO Chris Baltz who will retire after more than 25 years in executive leadership positions in supply chain, logistics and transportation management. TI Holdco also acquired a majority interest in Nolan Transportation Group(“NTG”) in December 2018.

“With his experience as CFO for two publicly traded companies and his investment banking background, Rennie has brought a distinct set of skills to Transportation Insight over the past nine years,” says Transportation Insight Founder and TI Holdco Chairman Paul Thompson. “His finance and transaction expertise proved especially valuable as our level of M&A activity accelerated in 2014, and over the years he has built a deep understanding of all aspects of our business. I am excited that Rennie is now taking on the CEO role for this next chapter of our company’s growth.”

As Transportation Insight’s Chief Financial Officer, Faulkner has been a key member of the executive management team that has seen the Company’s gross revenue grow from $296 million in 2010 to $2.3 billion in 2018. During this growth phase, Faulkner’s responsibilities included significant involvement in multiple acquisitions as well as two private equity transactions, including the Company’s current partnership with San Francisco-based private equity firm Gryphon Investors that formed in 2018.

“I cannot think of a more exciting time to serve as Transportation Insight’s CEO. Our clients across multiple industries are recognizing that a modern, efficient supply chain is a competitive necessity. Our associates are making a difference in our clients’ businesses every day, and our team is energized by the opportunities ahead of us,” says Faulkner, whose executive responsibilities during his tenure have included Information Technology and Organizational Development in addition to financial leadership duties. “It has been a privilege to serve alongside Chris. His focused leadership has been a vital part of positioning our company as a true leader in the North American logistics marketplace.”

“During his nearly decade-long tenure, Chris has made a significant impact on Transportation Insight. From his initial role as Chief Strategy Officer to his six years as CEO, where he has led our company through tremendous growth and the completion of two private equity transactions, we’re grateful for Chris’s leadership and dedication to our customers and our associates,” Thompson says. “We wish Chris the best during his next phase of life, and we are delighted that Rennie has agreed to continue his proven leadership as we enter the next phase of Transportation Insight’s growth.”

“Over the past nine years, I have been blessed to be a part of some extraordinary work alongside an amazing team,” Baltz says. “Our deep, talented management team provides a great foundation for Transportation Insight’s future. These leaders and associates across the organization have established a reputation for excellence in this industry, and I’m looking forward to watching Rennie and this team continue the mission of growing Transportation Insight into the dominant provider of logistics services in North America.”

About Transportation Insight
Transportation Insight is a multi-modal, lead logistics provider with $3.9 billion in logistics spend under management, and operates as a division within TI Holdco. For nearly 20 years, the Enterprise Logistics Solutions Provider has partnered with manufacturers, retailers and distributors to achieve significant cost savings, reduce cycle times and improve customer satisfaction rates by providing customized supply chain solutions. Transportation Insight offers a Co-managed Logistics® form of 3PL, carrier sourcing, freight bill audit and payment services, state-of-the-art transportation management system (TMS) applications, parcel technology platform (audit, engineering, advanced analytics) and business intelligence. Serving over 1,500 clients, its logistics services portfolio includes domestic transportation, e-commerce solutions, supply chain analytics, international transportation, warehouse sourcing, LEAN consulting and supply chain sourcing of indirect materials including secondary packaging. Headquartered in Hickory, NC, Transportation Insight has secondary operating centers in Atlanta, GA, Bentonville, AR, Boston, MA, Charlotte, NC, Omaha, NE, Overland Park, KS and Salt Lake City, UT; service centers in Canton, OH, Charlotte, NC and St. Louis, MO; and client support offices across North America. For more about Transportation Insight, visit


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HarbourVest Partners Expands Senior Team with Promotions to Managing Director, Principal, and Senior Vice President


BOSTON– March 7, 2018 — HarbourVest Partners, a global private markets asset manager, today announced its 2019 promotions, including five new Managing Directors: Rich Campbell, Minjun Chung, Edward Holdsworth, Craig MacDonald, and Laura Thaxter; as well as eight new Principals and three Senior Vice Presidents. These promotions recognize team members whose expertise contributes to the success of HarbourVest and its clients across the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific

“It has long been our belief that our people are at the heart of our business and our greatest asset,” said Pete Wilson, Managing Director, HarbourVest. “We continue to develop talent and invest in our team to deliver the best possible results for our clients across our business and the regions in which we operate.”

In addition to the Managing Directors and Principals, this round of promotions also included 13 Vice Presidents.

Promotions to Managing Director, Principal, and Senior Vice President included:

Rich Campbell
Minjun Chung
Edward Holdsworth
Craig MacDonald
Laura Thaxter

Abuzar Anaswala
Emily Archer
Matt Cheng
Gonçalo Ferreira
Dominic Goh
Jackie Peradotto
Eric Simas
Martin Yung

Senior Vice Presidents
Aliza Firestone-Goren
Jason Frigiani
Dave Rule

For more information on the HarbourVest team, please visit:


HarbourVest is an independent, global private markets investment specialist with 36 years of experience and more than $58 billion in assets under management, as of December 31, 2018. The Firm’s powerful global platform offers clients investment opportunities through primary fund investments, secondary investments, and direct co-investments in commingled funds or separately managed accounts. HarbourVest has more than 500 employees, including more than 100 investment professionals across Asia, Europe, and the Americas. This global team has committed more than $35 billion to newly-formed funds, completed over $19 billion in secondary purchases, and invested over $9 billion directly in operating companies. Partnering with HarbourVest, clients have access to customized solutions, longstanding relationships, actionable insights, and proven results.


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Volpi Capital expands its investment team with the appointment of Erik Berggren

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Volpi Capital

London, 6 March 2019: Volpi Capital (“Volpi”), a specialist European lower mid-market private equity firm, is pleased to announce that Erik Berggren has joined its investment team. Erik’s appointment takes Volpi’s total headcount to 11, including 7 investment professionals.

Working as part of Volpi’s investment team, Erik will help source and execute deals across Europe, particularly in the Nordic region. In addition, he will also work with current and prospective portfolio company management teams to help them realise their growth objectives.

Erik, whose background includes investment banking and consulting, joins from Arma Partners, where he provided M&A advisory services to technology companies for three years. During his time at Arma Partners, Erik advised on transactions predominantly in the Nordic, German and UK markets. Prior to this, he worked at Deloitte in London, advising private equity houses and their portfolio companies.

Erik is Swedish – taking Volpi’s spread of nationalities to 9 – and holds a first class undergraduate degree from King’s College, London.

Commenting on the appointment, Marco Sodi from Volpi Capital said: “We are delighted that Erik has joined Volpi. Erik brings significant technology sector expertise, which aligns well with our thesis driven origination and investment approach, targeting investment in ambitious businesses using technology to disrupt traditional business models and processes.

“Since 2016, we have established a strong, internationally diverse and talented team that will deliver long-term success. We look forward to further additions to the team over the next twelve months, as we continue to expand and develop as a specialist European lower mid-market firm.”

Erik added: “This is a great opportunity to join a firm that is on a clear upwards trajectory and which has made strong progress in a short period of time. I was particularly drawn to Volpi’s ‘pick-your-partner’ approach when working with company owners and management teams, their industry specialist focus and their entrepreneurial and ambitious culture.

“I look forward to working with the team, the portfolio company management teams, as well as our limited partners.”

Volpi successfully closed its maiden fund – Volpi Capital Fund I – at its €185m hard cap in April 2018. Volpi’s current portfolio companies are CycloMediaVersion 1Medinet and Digital Barriers.

Volpi was founded in 2016 by Crevan O’Grady and Marco Sodi.

About Volpi Capital

Volpi Capital is a specialist European lower mid-market private equity firm. Volpi has a thesis-driven approach targeting ambitious businesses using enabling technologies to disrupt traditional B2B value chains. Volpi typically invests €25-75 million of equity in businesses with enterprise values between €50 million and €200 million and seeks to drive transformative growth through international expansion and consolidation. The firm, which was founded in 2016 by Crevan O’Grady and Marco Sodi, closed its first fund (Volpi Capital Fund I) in April 2018 with commitments of €185 million.

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HQ Equita strengthens leadership team and initiates a generation change

HQ Capital

Bad Homburg, 6 March 2019 – HQ Equita, the mid-cap buyout arm of HQ Capital and a successful partner for small and medium-sized enterprises in the German-speaking area for about three decades, strengthens its management team and initiates the generational change. Christine Weiß, who joined HQ Equita in 2006 and became a Partner in 2014, is appointed Managing Director of HQ Equita. Frank Schäfer, Matthias Tabbert and Florian Wiemken are appointed Partners.


Frank Schäfer has been part of HQ Equita’s Investment Team since 2012. During this time, he was involved in the management and successful sales of ISOLITE and MEN. Most recently, he completed the acquisitions of r2p Group and Open Access (Sydney).


Matthias Tabbert has over ten years of experience in the mid-cap buyout business and joined HQ Equita’s Investment Team in early 2011. He has worked on various portfolio company acquisitions and exits, including WindStar Medical and Well Plus Trade.


Florian Wiemken has been a member of HQ Equita’s Investment Team since 2012 and has been involved in numerous transactions over the past seven years, including the acquisition, management and successful sale of Rovema Group.


Torsten Krumm, who has been responsible for leading the generation change at HQ Equita and has successfully strengthened its management team, will head the Investment Committee in a new role in the future.


The team has been working together successfully for many years and has been instrumental in the development of HQ Equita. With the generational change and the support of Managing Director and Partner Hans J. Moock, who has been working for HQ Equita for more than 13 years, continuity in the management of HQ Equita will be ensured.


“As an experienced and proven team, we are optimally positioned to further develop HQ Equita. Together, we will continue to consistently realize attractive investment opportunities and support the growth strategies and development of our portfolio companies in a sustainable manner”, says Christine Weiß.


“The generation change is the next logical step in HQ Equita’s onward development as a specialist for primary investments in SMEs,” says Dr Bernd Türk, Managing Director of HQ Capital. “These appointments lay the foundation for stability and continuity. I am pleased to work with this dynamic team.”


With the strengthened management team, HQ Equita intends to expand its existing relationships with entrepreneurs, enhance its investment focus and raise its profile in the market.

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– Blair Fleming Joins Onex to Accelerate Loan Originations


Toronto, March 4, 2019 – Onex Corporation (“Onex”) (TSX: ONEX) today announced Blair
Fleming has joined Onex Credit as Head of Origination to accelerate development of the firm’s
middle-market origination capabilities.
“Onex Credit has grown from several hundred million to nearly $11 billion of assets under
management today,” said Michael Gelblat, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer
at Onex Credit. “Blair’s proven abilities and long-standing financial sponsor relationships will be
valuable assets to the firm and our investors as we continue our growth.”
Walt Jackson, Portfolio Manager and Head of Private Debt at Onex Credit added, “I’m delighted
to be partnering with Blair to accelerate our origination efforts and continue to expand our private
lending business.”

Mr. Fleming has more than thirty years of experience in capital markets, most recently as U.S.
Head of Investment Banking at RBC Capital Markets. Prior to that, he held several roles within
RBC, including Head of U.S. Capital Markets.
“Joining Onex Credit is a unique opportunity for me, having known and worked with Onex for
more than 20 years,” said Mr. Fleming. “It’s an exciting time to join Onex Credit and help
accelerate growth of the platform.”

About Onex
Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. Through its Onex Partners and
ONCAP private equity funds, Onex acquires and builds high-quality businesses in partnership with
talented management teams. At Onex Credit, Onex manages and invests in leveraged loans,
collateralized loan obligations and other credit securities. Onex has $31 billion of assets under
management, including $6.4 billion of Onex proprietary capital, in private equity and credit
securities. With offices in Toronto, New York, New Jersey and London, Onex and the team are
collectively the largest investors across Onex’ platforms.
Onex’ businesses have assets of $51 billion, generate annual revenues of $32 billion and employ
approximately 217,000 people worldwide. Onex shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange
under the stock symbol ONEX. For more information on Onex, visit its website at Onex’ security filings can also be accessed at

This news release may contain forward-looking statements that are based on management’s current
expectations and are subject to known and unknown uncertainties and risks, which could cause
actual results to differ materially from those contemplated or implied by such forward-looking
statements. Onex is under no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained
herein should material facts change due to new information, future events or otherwise.

For further information:
Emilie Blouin
Director, Investor Relations
Tel: +1 416.362.7711

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Bertrand Meunier to retire from CVC Capital Partners in 2020

Jean-Christophe Germani promoted to head of private equity operations in France

CVC Capital Partners (“CVC”) today announces that Bertrand Meunier has decided to retire from CVC in 2020, after seven years at the firm. Jean-Christophe Germani has been promoted to the head of CVC’s private equity operations in France.

Jean-Christophe joined CVC in 2013 from Goldman Sachs. For the last 5 years he has worked alongside Bertrand helping build CVC’s successful franchise in France.

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ICG appoints Jamie Rivers as a Managing Director in the UK Equity and Mezzanine team

Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie Rivers as a Managing Director in the UK Equity and Mezzanine team.

Jamie has joined ICG from BC Partners, where he worked for 15 years, originating and executing private equity investments, primarily in the UK. These included Acuris, CarTrawler, Cote Restaurants, Elysium and VetPartners.

In his new role at ICG, Jamie will focus on seeking investment opportunities among UK-headquartered companies for the European investment strategy. This is one of ICG’s largest investment strategies, which supports the long-term growth of private companies across Europe by providing flexible capital solutions to support the strategic ambitions of management teams. In November 2018 ICG’s Europe Fund VII closed with €4bn of third party commitments, a 60% increase on its predecessor fund, and total commitments of €4.5bn.

Benoît Durteste, Chief Executive of ICG, said: “ICG’s investment approach is predicated on having deep, on the ground investment expertise and Jamie has an excellent track record of making successful investments in the UK market. We are delighted he has joined the team.”

Jamie Rivers said: “ICG has a strong track record of working with management teams to support their growth ambitions and, as a result, delivering strong investment returns. I am delighted to have joined the team.”

For further details please contact:

Alicia Wyllie
Director, Co-Head of Corporate Communications
Tel: +44 (0)203 201 7994
Mobile: +44 (0)7808 610080

Sam Turvey
Tel: +44 (0)207 379 5151
Mobile: +44 (0)78 2783 6246

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Change of management at HQ Capital

HQ Capital

Frankfurt/New York, 14 February 2019 – Dr. Bernd Türk, former spokesman for the management of Harald Quandt Holding, is appointed to the management of HQ Capital. Dr. Türk is a proven finance expert with over 25 years of experience in the financial and banking industry.

Dr. Türk follows Dr. Georg Wunderlin, who leaves the firm at his own request to pursue new interests outside of HQ Capital. Dr. Wunderlin has been responsible for HQ Capital as its COO since 2012, and CEO since 2016.


Gabriele Quandt, shareholder of the Harald Quandt Group says: “The Harald Quandt family and the HQ Capital Supervisory Board thank Dr. Wunderlin for his great contribution to the development of HQ Capital in recent years and wish him well. We look forward to further cooperation with Dr. Türk in his new position at HQ Capital.”


Dr. Wunderlin says: “We have been able to raise significant levels of new assets for HQ Capital in the past years and 2018 has been another record year for the firm. With an excellent team and an impressive client base, HQ Capital is perfectly positioned for future success. I warmly congratulate Bernd on his new position and wish him and the HQ Capital team every success for the future.”


Dr. Bernd Türk says: “HQ Capital is optimally positioned for further growth. I am looking forward to leading this fine team and the firm into the next phase of development.”


HQ Capital will continue its growth strategy with the goal of further expanding its position as a leading specialist in private equity and real estate.

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