Capricorn welcomes Prof. Bart De Moor as Chairman of the Capricorn Digital Growth Fund

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Bart De Moor is a full professor at the KULeuven at the Department of Electrical Engineering, and a guest professor at the University of Siena. His research interests are in numerical linear algebra, optimization, algebraic geometry, systems and control theory, data driven AI and machine learning with applications in the process industry and bio-medical big data processing. During his career, he co-founded 8 spinoff companies, 7 of which are still active (www.ipcos.be, www.tmleuven.be, www.trendminer.com (acquired by Software AG), www.cartagenia.com (acquired by Agilent), www.ugentec.com, www.lindacare.com, www.aspect-analytics.com). Since 2018, he is one of the architects and coordinators of the AI Program of the Flemish Government (research, valorisation, education, ethics). Full details about his resume and his publications can be found at www.bartdemoor.be .

Katrin Geyskens, partner at Capricorn states “Because of his background and interests, Bart is the perfect combination of cutting-edge academic AI knowledge and entrepreneurship. Previous spin-off companies in which Bart was involved were targeting applications in the healthcare area as well as in non-healthcare. As Bart was previously part of the Advisory Board of the Capricorn ICT Arkiv Fund, he knows the Capricorn team and our way of working well. We are honoured that he accepted to take up the role of Chairman in our Capricorn Digital Growth Fund.”

The Capricorn Digital Growth Fund invests in data science and core AI technologies and their applications with a main focus on two verticals that will benefit substantially from a data driven approach: Digital Health and Industry 4.0. The fund invested already in the Ghent-based Indigo Diabetes (www.indigomed.com) who is working on a nextgen invisible glucose monitor, and in Gradyent (www.gradyent.com), a Dutch start-up developing digital twins to optimize district heating networks. The Capricorn Digital Growth Fund currently has more than € 50 million capital committed and still is open to new investors.

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DIF Capital Partners bolsters team with senior hires

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Continuing to build on the firm’s strong current momentum, DIF Capital Partners (“DIF”) is pleased to announce the hiring of three senior investment professionals to bolster its investment team.

Most recently, DIF hired Caine Bouwmeester as Managing Director in London, further strengthening the global activities in renewable energy. He brings more than 13 years of renewable energy experience and has a track record of developing, acquiring and financing more than 2GW of wind and solar projects globally, enabling over €3 billion of investment.

Prior to DIF, Caine was most recently a senior vice president at Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) in London where he was responsible for the origination, structuring and execution of renewable energy investments in Europe. He has a Master’s degree in Finance from INSEAD and Bachelor Business Administration and Financial Mathematics degrees from Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada).

In addition, Marcel Beverungen has been hired as a Senior Director in the investment team in Frankfurt and Pierre Boschin as a Senior Director in the investment team in Paris to further expand and strengthen our local practices.

Marcel is an experienced infrastructure specialist, having worked as a Director in the energy, power and infrastructure team at Rothschild in Germany. Prior to Rothschild, Marcel worked at UBS and Dresdner Kleinwort, in their energy and renewables teams, advising many institutional investors and strategics on M&A, ECM and debt advisory type of transactions in German speaking countries. He has Master’s degrees from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany) and the University of Sankt Gallen (Switzerland).

Pierre has a broad experience in the infrastructure and energy markets. Prior to joining DIF, Pierre was Managing Director at French leading M&A boutique Messier Maris & Associés, where he advised numerous transactions for major French utilities, blue chips and prime PE houses in the energy and industrial segments, in France and Southern Europe. Prior to that, he worked as an investment banker for Credit Suisse and Lazard. Pierre has Master’s degrees from the Ecole Polytechnique (France) and Oxford University (UK).

Wim Blaasse, Managing Partner: “We are excited to welcome Caine, Marcel and Pierre to DIF Capital Partners. We are delighted to have recruited three such high calibre professionals to strengthen DIF’s investment team. They will play a key role in the further growth of our platform and transacting attractive deals for our funds.”

About DIF Capital Partners

DIF Capital Partners is a leading global independent infrastructure fund manager, with €8.5 billion of assets under management across nine closed-end infrastructure funds and several co-investment vehicles. DIF Capital Partners invests in greenfield and operational infrastructure assets located primarily in Europe, the Americas and Australasia through two complementary strategies:

  • DIF Infrastructure funds target equity investments with long-term contracted or regulated income streams including public-private partnerships (PPP/PFI/P3), concessions, utilities, and (renewable) energy projects.
  • DIF CIF funds target equity investments in small to mid-sized economic infrastructure assets in the telecom, energy and transportation sectors.

DIF Capital Partners has a team of over 150 professionals, based in nine offices located in Amsterdam (Schiphol), Frankfurt, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Paris, Santiago, Sydney and Toronto. Please visit www.dif.eu for further information.

Contact: Allard Ruijs, Partner; a.ruijs@dif.eu.

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Raptor Technologies® Announces Gray Hall as New Chief Executive Officer

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Hall Brings Decades of Experience Driving Growth at High-Tech Companies

HOUSTON, Nov. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Raptor Technologies®, the nation’s leading provider of integrated school safety technologies, today announced that Gray Hall has joined Raptor as Chief Executive Officer. Hall succeeds Jim Vesterman who was Raptor’s CEO since 2012 and will remain on Raptor’s Board of Directors.

Hall’s career spans over 20 years of driving growth at cutting-edge technology companies. He was previously Chairman and CEO of Alert Logic where he grew the company from less than $10 million in revenues to over $125 million in revenues. Prior to that, Hall was co-founder and CEO of VeriCenter where he grew the company to over $80 million in annual recurring revenues.

“I’ve had the privilege of leading two tech companies through sustained rapid growth, while significantly impacting their respective market segments,” said Hall. “The team at Raptor is redefining and modernizing K-12 school safety and I’m excited to be playing a role in building the leading software company in such an important industry.”

“I believe that Gray will be a tremendous leader for Raptor as we continue to expand our partnerships with schools across the United States and follow our mission to protect every child, in every school, every day,” said Vesterman. Under Vesterman’s leadership, Raptor grew from serving 7,000 K-12 schools to serving more than 34,000 schools across the nation. Today, Raptor leads the country in providing K-12 software solutions for Visitor Management, Emergency Management, and Volunteer Management on one integrated technology platform.

“We are delighted to welcome Gray as Raptor’s CEO,” said Bob Nye, General Partner at JMI Equity and member of Raptor’s Board of Directors. “His exceptional leadership record, passion for building great teams, and ability to drive company growth will help Raptor continue expanding its market leadership in SaaS solutions for school safety.”

About Raptor Technologies®
Raptor Technologies is the nation’s leading provider of integrated school safety technologies for K-12 schools. Founded in 2002 with the mission to protect every child, every school, every day, Raptor® solutions include: Raptor Visitor Management, Raptor Emergency Management and Raptor Volunteer Management. Raptor’s newest product is Raptor Alert, an Alyssa’s Law compliant mobile panic alert system that expedites rapid response to school or district-wide emergency situations with a simple tap on a mobile device.

Currently, the Raptor system is being used by schools nationwide to screen students, staff, and visitors for COVID-19 via customized health screening questions and to run detailed contact tracing reports.

As of 2020, over 34,000 U.S. schools trust Raptor to help protect their students and staff.

Raptor Technologies is a privately held corporation based in Houston, Texas. For more information, visit www.raptortech.com.

About JMI Equity
JMI Equity is a growth equity firm focused on investing in leading software companies. Founded in 1992, JMI has invested in over 150 businesses in its target markets, successfully completed over 100 exits, and raised more than $4 billion of committed capital. JMI partners with exceptional management teams to help build their companies into industry leaders. For more information, visit www.jmi.com.

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JMJ Associates Announces New CEO, Jeff Williams, Marking a New Phase of Development and Growth

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JMJ Associates, a leading global consultancy specializing in transforming people, performance, and culture to deliver breakthrough results, announces the appointment of Jeff Williams as Chief Executive Officer. The company’s Chief Financial Officer, Andy Fisher, had served as interim CEO since January and will continue in his role as CFO.

Jeff Williams brings extensive global consulting experience to JMJ. He is a seasoned leader and expert in the energy sector, delivering innovative enterprise-wide transformation. He recognizes that people are a company’s greatest asset, and he brings a deep understanding of the importance of focusing on human capital to achieve breakthrough performances.

“We are excited to welcome Jeff to the team,” says Peter Regan, Chairman. “Jeff brings with him a wealth of consulting experience and is known for designing and executing transformational solutions for clients. We look forward to benefitting from the insights and expertise he has accumulated over his 24 year consulting career, building and leveraging on JMJ’s existing capabilities and strengths as we chart a course for the next stages of our development and growth.”

“I would also like to express my deep appreciation to Andy Fisher for his sound leadership and commitment to the business in his role as interim CEO, particularly through these current times. Andy’s steady hand helped our global community navigate this turbulent period in our markets and helped set a firm foundation for our future.”

During Jeff’s consulting career, he has worked with top-level executives and Fortune 500 clients across various industries, including energy, healthcare, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing. His expertise includes refreshing corporate visions and strategies, aligning executive leadership teams, enabling operational excellence, and post-merger transformations. He has authored dozens of articles and studies on business transformations and is a regular speaker at industry events.

“I am truly honored to be chosen to lead this great transformational consulting organization,” says Jeff. “I am looking forward to working with JMJ’s global talent to further our mission of enabling people to reach their full potential, thrive in their workplace, and live more rewarding lives. JMJ is uniquely positioned to meet the demands of businesses looking for results beyond the predictable. Together, we will help clients solve their toughest challenges to deliver breakthrough performances.”

Most recently, Jeff served as the Global Consulting Leader for EY’s Oil & Gas Practice while also leading their Energy Consulting Business for the Americas. Before EY, Jeff served as General Manager for Slalom Consulting, a modern, cross-industry strategic consulting business. Jeff began his consulting career with Accenture (previously Andersen Consulting), where he spent 18 years serving many of the largest clients in the energy sector. Jeff is also a co-founder and board member of Umbrage Studios, a creative product development studio headquartered in Houston, Texas.

“This is a strange and challenging year. Many companies face volatility, uncertainty, and ambiguity and need to create breakthroughs in human performance and productivity. Being able to offer JMJ’s distinct capabilities in cultural transformation and organizational performance more broadly and in a modernized way, blending physical, virtual and digital client experiences, and refining the practice of management and leadership is what is exciting to me.”

 

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JMJ Associates Announces New CEO, Jeff Williams, Marking a New Phase of Development and Growth

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JMJ Associates, a leading global consultancy specializing in transforming people, performance, and culture to deliver breakthrough results, announces the appointment of Jeff Williams as Chief Executive Officer. The company’s Chief Financial Officer, Andy Fisher, had served as interim CEO since January and will continue in his role as CFO.

Jeff Williams brings extensive global consulting experience to JMJ. He is a seasoned leader and expert in the energy sector, delivering innovative enterprise-wide transformation. He recognizes that people are a company’s greatest asset, and he brings a deep understanding of the importance of focusing on human capital to achieve breakthrough performances.

“We are excited to welcome Jeff to the team,” says Peter Regan, Chairman. “Jeff brings with him a wealth of consulting experience and is known for designing and executing transformational solutions for clients. We look forward to benefitting from the insights and expertise he has accumulated over his 24 year consulting career, building and leveraging on JMJ’s existing capabilities and strengths as we chart a course for the next stages of our development and growth.”

“I would also like to express my deep appreciation to Andy Fisher for his sound leadership and commitment to the business in his role as interim CEO, particularly through these current times. Andy’s steady hand helped our global community navigate this turbulent period in our markets and helped set a firm foundation for our future.”

During Jeff’s consulting career, he has worked with top-level executives and Fortune 500 clients across various industries, including energy, healthcare, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing. His expertise includes refreshing corporate visions and strategies, aligning executive leadership teams, enabling operational excellence, and post-merger transformations. He has authored dozens of articles and studies on business transformations and is a regular speaker at industry events.

“I am truly honored to be chosen to lead this great transformational consulting organization,” says Jeff. “I am looking forward to working with JMJ’s global talent to further our mission of enabling people to reach their full potential, thrive in their workplace, and live more rewarding lives. JMJ is uniquely positioned to meet the demands of businesses looking for results beyond the predictable. Together, we will help clients solve their toughest challenges to deliver breakthrough performances.”

Most recently, Jeff served as the Global Consulting Leader for EY’s Oil & Gas Practice while also leading their Energy Consulting Business for the Americas. Before EY, Jeff served as General Manager for Slalom Consulting, a modern, cross-industry strategic consulting business. Jeff began his consulting career with Accenture (previously Andersen Consulting), where he spent 18 years serving many of the largest clients in the energy sector. Jeff is also a co-founder and board member of Umbrage Studios, a creative product development studio headquartered in Houston, Texas.

“This is a strange and challenging year. Many companies face volatility, uncertainty, and ambiguity and need to create breakthroughs in human performance and productivity. Being able to offer JMJ’s distinct capabilities in cultural transformation and organizational performance more broadly and in a modernized way, blending physical, virtual and digital client experiences, and refining the practice of management and leadership is what is exciting to me.”

 

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Quantum Motion appoints Cadence founder and industry expert Prof. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli as Chair

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Quantum Motion is pleased to announce that it has appointed Professor Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, University of California, Berkeley, as Chair, aligning his significant experience in the electronics design industry with the Company’s commitment to building a scalable and manufacturable quantum processor.

The appointment follows Quantum Motion’s recent oversubscribed £8m fundraise and will support the Company’s strategy of developing a fault-tolerant quantum computing architecture that is compatible with the CMOS manufacturing process.
Prof. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli is a major figure in both commercial and technological developments in the electronics industry and brings significant experience of direct relevance to Quantum Motion and the development of its technology. A founder of both Cadence Design Systems and Synopsys – the two industry leaders in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) – he has also served in many advisory roles, ranging from Intel, HP and ST microelectronics in the semiconductor industry to BMW, General Motors and UTC in systems and has chaired UltraSoc from 2017 until their acquisition by Siemens in June 2020.

Prof. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli replaces outgoing Chair, Dr Manjari Chandran-Ramesh, who steps down having served as Quantum Motion’s Chair since 2018. She remains a director of the Company, representing IP Group on the board. During her tenure, the Company spun out of Oxford and UCL and became the first UK quantum computing hardware company to raise a series A.

Professor Sangiovanni-Vincentelli is a distinguished academic and has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, since 1976. He has authored over 1000 papers with an h-index of 118 and received numerous academic and industry awards, such as the IEEE/RSE Wolfson James Clerk Maxwell Award recognising his “groundbreaking contributions that have had an exceptional impact on the development of electronics and electrical engineering”. He is also a member of the US National Academy of Engineering and holds honorary doctorates from Aalberg University, Denmark; KTH Stockholm, Sweden and IAG Krakow, Poland.

Prof. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli said: “It is clear that making perfect systems from noisy components will be the key to realising a useful quantum computer. However, this idea on its own is not enough, execution will be critical. The Quantum Motion team has the competence needed to deliver a scalable silicon architecture but, as importantly, it has the focus to realise it in a manufacturable process.”

Dr Chandran-Ramesh commented: “It has been an absolute pleasure to work with the Quantum Motion team and to help grow the business from start-up to a successful, over-subscribed series A round backed by high-quality investors. I am proud to be handing over to Prof. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli who has exceptional experience in this area and I look forward to working with him and the team as we start the next chapter of this exciting journey.”

Prof. John Morton, founder of Quantum Motion comments: “We would like to thank Dr Chandran-Ramesh for her excellent chairmanship over the past two successful years and are delighted to be welcoming Prof Sangiovanni-Vincentelli on board. He shares our vision for leveraging silicon to produce truly scalable quantum processors and brings unique insights from his experience in building world-leading companies in semiconductor IC design”

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C5 Capital Appoints Rob Meyerson, former President of Blue Origin, as Operating Partner

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WASHINGTON and LONDON, Nov. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —C5 Capital USA LLC (“C5“), the specialist venture capital firm that invests in the secure data ecosystem, including cybersecurity, AI, cloud and space announces Rob Meyerson as its newest Operating Partner joining C5’s new Impact Partners Fund based in Washington DC.

Rob Meyerson is responsible for advancing C5’s deal flow and investments with innovative technologies at the intersection of space, cloud computing and cybersecurity. Rob will help C5 to identify founders and technologies at the leading edge of space as one of the fastest growing new markets for cloud computing and cybersecurity.

Rob is the founder and CEO of Delalune Space, a consulting company focused on the aerospace, mobility and technology sectors. Rob is the former President of Blue Origin, one of the leading private space companies in the US, and worked directly for Jeff Bezos. He brings more than 30 years of space experience with him.

Rob oversaw the growth of Blue Origin from 2003 to 2018, building the company from its early days as a think-tank into a leading space company. Under Rob’s leadership, Blue Origin developed the New Shepard system for suborbital human and research flights, a new liquid rocket engine business (developing and offering the BE-3 and BE-4 engines), the New Glenn launch vehicle and the Blue Moon lunar lander. During this time, Rob oversaw Blue’s growth from 10 people, to a more than 1500-person organization with facilities in six locations. Prior to joining Blue, Rob was a Senior Manager at Kistler Aerospace. Rob began his career as an aerodynamicist at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC).

 

 

 

Rob has undertaken a career transformation since leaving Blue Origin, to broader leadership in shaping the direction of the exciting space sector. Rob serves as the Executive Producer of ASCEND, a new innovative platform created by AIAA to build our off-world future. He also serves on the boards of several for-profit and non-profit organizations.

Andre Pienaar, Founder of C5 Capital stated: “The future of cybersecurity will be decided in space. Space is the strategic high ground for cybersecurity. We look to the successful US launch of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon as an acceleration of the growth of the low earth orbit space economy that opens new opportunities for private investors. Rob Meyerson is a pioneering leader with exceptional deep domain expertise in space. Rob will help C5 to invest in building cybersecurity and cloud computing as critical infrastructure in space to secure the future for all.”

Rob Meyerson, stated: “The world is becoming more and more reliant on space for communications; positioning, navigation and timing (PNT); weather monitoring; earth observation and other services. These space systems now serve as utilities and are part of our critical infrastructure that we rely on for everything, from predicting weather events to tracking wildfires to pumping gasoline. C5 Capital is committed to building companies that will make this critical infrastructure resilient and available to a broader population. I’m honored to be joining the incredible team of professionals at C5 Capital.”

Press Contact – C5 Capital
Charlie Jack/Andrew Leach/Michael Celiceo/Mary Magnani
hsclarity@hudsonsandler.com
020 7796 4133

About C5 Capital
C5 Capital Limited (C5) is a global specialist investment firm that exclusively invests in the secure data ecosystem including cybersecurity, cloud infrastructure, and applied data analytics. The firm is dedicated to nurturing a secure digital future and our investment strategy is based on an approach of building long-term relationships with innovative companies that share in our mission. For more information, visit: www.c5capital.com.

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The Riverside Company Welcomes Iain Leigh to Board of Advisors

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The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm focused on the smaller end of the middle market, welcomes Iain Leigh as the newest member of the Riverside Board of Advisors (RBA) upon his retirement as founder of the private equity business of APG Asset Management. Leigh is also well known for his prior role leading AlpInvest Partners in North America.

The RBA was formed by Riverside Co-CEOs Stewart Kohl and Béla Szigethy in 2015, valuing the board’s strategic guidance for the growth of Riverside as a global GP providing leading LP’s global access to the smaller end of the middle market. Leigh will join Riverside advisors Paul Dimitruk, Co-Founder and Senior Partner – Partners Capital; Chuck Hardin, Partner – Jones Day; Linda Lynch, Co-Founder and Managing Director – Winthrop Square Capital; and Chris Rossi, Director of Private Equity and Real Estate – Parkwood Corporation.

“We’re honored to have Iain join the RBA and the larger Riverside family,” said Riverside Co-CEO Stewart Kohl. “The PE industry is evolving rapidly in so many ways, and Iain is uniquely able to help us navigate this dynamic chapter in our own evolution of service to investors and portfolio companies. He brings deep and unique global experience as an LP, GP, co-investor, secondary buyer and leader with many of the largest and most innovative and sophisticated private capital investors.”

Leigh joins Riverside with nearly 45 years of experience in various investment professional roles. From 2012 to 2020, Leigh was Global Head of Private Equity for APG Asset Management, and at the end of his tenure, the firm managed more than $550bn on behalf of Dutch pension schemes across most asset classes, with private equity NAV of more than $30bn. He was responsible for founding the private equity business for APG, covering Funds, Co-Investments and Secondaries, from offices in New York, Hong Kong and Amsterdam.

“We view Riverside as a leading PE firm in the SEMM, and Iain is someone who has experience working with some of the largest firms in the world,” said Riverside Co-CEO Béla Szigethy. “Iain has a unique pulse for the industry, including the evolving partnership between LPs and GPs. Stewart and I are excited to have his expertise as we continue to grow the firm.”

“For more than thirty years, Stewart and Béla have built an impressive organization, cultivated the right team and created a broad product suite to address the smaller end of the middle market,” said Leigh. “I am delighted to be joining the RBA in a capacity where I can contribute to Riverside’s continued growth.”

From 2000 to 2011, Leigh was a co-founder of AlpInvest Partners, with responsibility for the North American business and managing the US Co-Investment and Mezzanine teams. He started his career in London spending 25 years with merchant bankers Kleinwort Benson there and in Hong Kong, Singapore and Geneva.

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Apollo’s PK AirFinance Names Eelco van de Stadt as President

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Van de Stadt to Assume President Position in January 2021

NEW YORK, Nov. 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PK AirFinance, the aviation lending business managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, “Apollo” or the “Firm”) (NYSE: APO), today announced it has named Eelco van de Stadt as its President, effective January 2021. The appointment follows PK AirFinance President Per Waldelof’s decision to retire at the end of the year.

“Eelco is one of the most experienced aviation finance professionals, having spent the past 15 years in global and regional leadership positions in the sector, and we’re pleased to welcome him as President of PK AirFinance,” said Gary Rothschild, Partner and Head of Aviation at Apollo. “We also want to thank Per for his leadership and his contributions to PK over the last 25 years, including overseeing its successful integration into Apollo’s aviation business. We believe the business is well positioned for growth and long-term success in its continued evolution.”

“I am proud to have been a part of the PK AirFinance team since 1995. During this time, PK has extended its product offering across a wide variety of loan types and eligible assets to best serve the needs of airline and investor clients worldwide, across business cycles,” said Per Waldelof. “Following the successful combination with Apollo, it is a natural moment for me to now pass the baton to Eelco and wish the team continued success.”

Eelco van de Stadt said, “I am thrilled to join PK AirFinance as President, leading a global team in an exciting next chapter for the business. As part of Apollo’s broader aviation business and integrated investment platform, PK AirFinance is uniquely positioned to not only manage its significant loan book but also grow the business, with access to technical aircraft support, expanded sourcing and pools of quality-oriented, permanent capital. I look forward to working with my future colleagues to accelerate PK’s trajectory in the marketplace.”

As President, van de Stadt will be based in London. He joins PK AirFinance from MUFG, where he served as Global Head of Origination Aviation Finance for nearly a year following MUFG’s acquisition of DVB Bank’s aviation finance client lending portfolio. Previously, van de Stadt was the Global Head of Aviation for DVB Bank, where he spent approximately 18 years focusing on aviation lending and investment management and in roles of increasing responsibility. He started his career in finance nearly 28 years ago and is a graduate of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

More About PK AirFinance

PK AirFinance is a premier specialized aircraft and aircraft engine lending business, with a team of professionals whose experience spans geographies, products and industry cycles. The business serves airlines, aircraft traders, lessors, investors, financial institutions and manufacturers.

In December 2019, Apollo closed on the acquisition of PK AirFinance’s aircraft lending platform. The transaction aligned PK’s leading platform with Apollo’s complementary expertise in loan origination, the aviation sector, and investment management across diversified assets and geographies.

Commenting on the state of the business, Rothschild added, “Over the past 11 months, the team has worked hard to seamlessly integrate PK AirFinance to leverage all of the associated expertise across the Apollo platform.  Our capabilities allow us to originate and underwrite loans based on both credit and asset risk to seek attractive risk-adjusted returns for our insurance and institutional investors. We believe we’re well positioned to grow the business profitably in the current market environment and beyond.”

As of the third quarter of 2020, PK’s total managed portfolio was $4.5 billion across 359 assets, flying with more than 94 operators in over 51 countries.

About Apollo

Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager with offices in New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, Houston, Bethesda, London, Frankfurt, Madrid, Luxembourg, Mumbai, Delhi, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo. Apollo had assets under management of approximately $433 billion as of September 30, 2020 in credit, private equity and real assets funds invested across a core group of nine industries where Apollo has considerable knowledge and resources. For more information about Apollo, please visit www.apollo.com

Contact Information

For investor inquiries regarding Apollo:

Peter Mintzberg
Head of Investor Relations
Apollo Global Management, Inc.
212-822-0528
pmintzberg@apollo.com

Ann Dai
Investor Relations Manager
Apollo Global Management, Inc.
212-822-0678
adai@apollo.com

For media inquiries regarding Apollo:

Joanna Rose
Global Head of Corporate Communications
Apollo Global Management, Inc.
212-822-0491
jrose@apollo.com

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Kinnevik’s Chairman Dame Amelia Fawcett will not make herself available for re-election

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Kinnevik AB (publ) (“Kinnevik”) today announced that the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dame Amelia Fawcett, has informed the Nomination Committee that she will not make herself available for re-election at the Annual General Meeting in 2021.

Dame Amelia Fawcett joined Kinnevik’s Board of Directors in 2011, was appointed Deputy Chairman in 2013, and was elected Chairman in 2018. Kinnevik’s Nomination Committee has initiated the search for a replacement for Dame Amelia in time for the Annual General Meeting of shareholders in 2021.

Anders Oscarsson, Chairman of the Nomination Committee, commented: “On behalf of the Nomination Committee, I would like to extend our gratitude to Dame Amelia for her significant contribution during her ten years on the Board of Kinnevik, and her leadership during her last three years as Chairman. The Nomination Committee looks forward to presenting its proposal for the new Chairman of Kinnevik as the company continues its successful transformation.”

Dame Amelia Fawcett commented: “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve on Kinnevik’s Board for ten years. During this time, Kinnevik has undergone a significant strategic transformation and today Kinnevik is in a strong position in the Nordic and global markets. The company has an exciting portfolio of widely recognized growth companies, delivering significant value to shareholders by building long-term sustainable businesses. I would like to thank all shareholders for their support in giving me the opportunity to be a small part in the great story that is Kinnevik.”

This information is information that Kinnevik AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out below, at 12.30 CET on 5 November 2020.

For further information, visit www.kinnevik.com or contact:

Torun Litzén, Director Investor Relations
Phone +46 (0)70 762 00 50
Email press@kinnevik.com

Kinnevik is an industry focused investment company with an entrepreneurial spirit. Our purpose is to make people’s lives better by providing more and better choice. In partnership with talented founders and management teams we build challenger businesses that use disruptive technology to address material, everyday consumer needs. As active owners, we believe in delivering both shareholder and social value by building long-term sustainable businesses that contribute positively to society. We invest in Europe, with a focus on the Nordics, the US, and selectively in other markets. Kinnevik was founded in 1936 by the Stenbeck, Klingspor and von Horn families. Kinnevik’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm’s list for large cap companies under the ticker codes KINV A and KINV B.

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