Cinven announces Partner promotion for Head of Milan


International private equity firm Cinven, today announces that it has promoted Eugenio Preve to Partner with effect from 1 January 2020.

Eugenio is Head of the Milan office, a member of the Industrials sector team and leads the regional team for Italy. He has worked on a number of investments, including Amadeus, Avio, Eurovita and Medpace. He joined Cinven in 2009.

Cinven has significant experience in the Italian market both investing in Italian-headquartered businesses and on behalf of other portfolio companies that have operations in Italy.  For example, Avio, the leading aerospace business, was a successful investment for Cinven having sold its two divisions to both GE and Leonardo-Finmeccanica ahead of listing on the Milan Stock Exchange, respectively.

Cinven is currently invested in Italian-headquartered Eurovita, the independent Italian life insurer that has completed a number of acquisitions in Italy.  Other Cinven investments with considerable operations in Italy include Stada, the European manufacturer of prescription generics and over the counter products, and Synlab, a European market leader for laboratory diagnostics.

Commenting on this promotion, Stuart McAlpine, Managing Partner of Cinven Partners LLP, said:

“2019 was a busy year for Cinven, with the closing of our latest fund, the Seventh Cinven Fund at €10 billion. As we look forward to 2020 and the opportunities it presents, I am delighted to announce the promotion of Eugenio to Partner.

“Eugenio leads our Italian regional team and is a key member of our Industrials sector team. His promotion reflects his considerable hard work and commitment to both existing portfolio performance and deal origination.”

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Cinven announces appointment of Chief Human Resources Officer


International private equity firm Cinven, today announces that it has appointed Caroline Rawes as Chief Human Resources Officer with effect from 6 January 2020.

Caroline has almost 30 years’ HR experience, notably in the legal and professional services sectors. She joins from Ashurst, the international law firm, where she spent over four years as Chief People Officer and was a member of the Executive Committee, with shared responsibility for the development and delivery of the firm’s strategy as well as managing the HR, Learning & Organisation Development, Business Change and Internal Communications functions.

Prior to Ashurst, Caroline was the HR Director at Taylor Wessing, where she was also a member of the UK Executive Board. In this role she was responsible for the strategy and implementation of the firm’s HR services in the UK, as well as the people agenda for the firm internationally. She has held previous senior HR positions at Linklaters, Accenture and KPMG.

At Cinven, Caroline will lead the firm’s talent strategy and human resources team.  Caroline will sit on Cinven’s Operating Committee, which leads the firm’s operational functions.

Commenting on Caroline’s appointment, Stuart McAlpine, Managing Partner of Cinven said:

“2019 marked another successful year for Cinven, with the completion of our €10 billion fundraise and continued investment and realisations. Our track record of strong returns has been based on attracting and retaining the very best talent in the industry. Caroline brings with her a wealth of experience and fresh thinking based on demonstrable experience in driving innovative policies and practices, ensuring we remain a fulfilling and rewarding place to work. We welcome her to Cinven and look forward to working with her.”

Caroline Rawes, Chief Human Resources Officer, commented:

“I am delighted to join in the newly created role of Chief Human Resources Officer at Cinven. I look forward to working with Stuart and the team to further the strategy for talent development in support of Cinven’s ambitions.”

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Scandlines appoints Vagn Sørensen as Chairman


Scandlines, the German-Danish, green and innovative ferry operator in the Baltic Sea, has appointed Vagn Sørensen as Chairman as of 01 January 2020.

Vagn Sørensen brings over 30 years’ experience from international business and the aviation industry in particular. He joined Scandinavian Airlines in 1984 and became Executive Vice President in 1994. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Austrian Airlines in 2001, stepping down in 2006 to successfully pursue a plural career.

Vagn Sørensen has extensive experience across both executive and non-executive positions internationally. He currently holds a number of roles, including Chairman of

Air Canada, Chairman of FLSmidth & Co., Chairman of SSP Group Plc and Chairman of Flying Tiger Copenhagen. Vagn Sørensen is also a board member at Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.

Scandlines will benefit from Vagn Sørensen’s leadership skills and his extensive commercial experience, gained from a variety of businesses operating in similar industries as Scandlines.

Vagn Sørensen says: “I am delighted to be joining Scandlines as Chairman. I am excited by the company’s green agenda, its growth prospects and strong customer focus. I look forward to working with Søren Poulsgaard Jensen and the management team to continue Scandlines’ development.”

Søren Poulsgaard, CEO of Scandlines, comments:  “I am happy to welcome Vagn as Chairman. His knowledge and experience will be invaluable as we pursue our green strategy, continually enhance our customer experience and modernise our fleet.”

Vagn Sørensen takes over the position as Chairman from Steve Ridgway, who joined Scandlines as Chairman in 2014. Steve Ridgway comments: “I have enjoyed the journey with Scandlines since 2014 and I am happy to pass the keys on to an experienced operator with a track record of building big brands in the leisure travel and retail sector.”

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About Scandlines

Scandlines stands as a symbol of a historical and close cooperation between Denmark and Germany. Scandlines runs two ferry routes with high capacity and frequency as well as with a green vision for the future.

The core business is to provide an efficient and reliable transport service for both passengers and freight customers. The main focus for all activities in Scandlines is to create value for our customers on board the ferries as well as in our shops.

With more than 43,000 departures on 8 ferries, in 2018 Scandlines transported 7.4 million passengers, 1.8 million cars and more than 700,000 freight units and 36,000 busses on the routes Puttgarden-Rødby and Rostock-Gedser.

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Tikehau Capital announces the appointment of Grégoire Lucas as Head of External Relations


Paris, 9 December 2019 – Tikehau Capital, the alternative asset management and investment group, announces the appointment of Grégoire Lucas as Head of External Relations.
Reporting to Antoine Flamarion and Mathieu Chabran, the Group’s co-founders, Grégoire Lucas’s role will be to improve Tikehau Capital’s visibility in France and worldwide among all stakeholders. In particular, he will be responsible for managing corporate communications and public relations, public affairs and sponsorship activities at Tikehau Capital. He will be supported by Julien Sanson, Head of Corporate Communications, who will work alongside him.

Grégoire Lucas, age 45, is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris and ESCP, and holds a Master’s degree in Finance. Until now he was a partner and member of the executive committee at communications consulting agency Image Sept. Grégoire Lucas began his career as parliamentary assistant to former French Research Minister François d’Aubert (1997–2000). He was then project manager at an internet communications consulting agency (2000–2002) and then an officer to the Government’s Head of Information (2002–2004).

Antoine Flamarion, co-founder of Tikehau Capital, comments: “We are pleased to welcome Grégoire Lucas, a professional with many years’ experience in communications and public relations. Having worked alongside Tikehau Capital since it was founded in 2004, he is very familiar with its culture, business activities and teams. His arrival constitutes a real asset for the Group and marks the next step forwards in structuring our external relations with all our stakeholders.”

About Tikehau Capital:
Tikehau Capital is an asset management and investment group with €24.3 bn of assets under management (as at 30 September 2019) and shareholders’ equity of €3.1 bn (as at 30 June 2019). The Group invests in various asset classes (private debt, real estate, private equity and liquid strategies), including through its asset management subsidiaries, on behalf of institutional and private investors. Controlled by its managers, alongside leading institutional partners, Tikehau Capital employs more than 500 staff (as at 30 September 2019) in its Paris, London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, New York, Seoul, Singapore and Tokyo offices.
Tikehau Capital is listed on Euronext Paris, compartment A (ISIN: FR0013230612; Ticker: TKO.FP)

Press Contacts:
Tikehau Capital: Julien Sanson – +44 20 3821 1001
Finsbury: Arnaud Salla & Charles O’Brien – +44 207 251 3801
Shareholders and Investors Contact:
Louis Igonet – +33 1 40 06 11 11

This document is not an offer of securities for sale or investment advisory services. This document contains general information only and is not intended to represent general or specific investment advice. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results and targets are not guaranteed.
Certain statements and forecasted data are based on current expectations, current market and economic conditions, estimates, projections, opinions and beliefs of Tikehau Capital and/or its affiliates. Due to various risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those reflected or contemplated in such forward-looking statements or in any of the case studies or forecasts. All references to Tikehau Capital’s advisory activities in the US or with respect to US persons relates to Tikehau Capital North America

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3i announces new hires in its Private Equity team


3i announces the hire of Drew Olian as a Director, Jake Shuster as a Senior Associate and Jonas Marciano as an Analyst, reflecting the continued growth of its international team. In addition, Lauren Causon has joined the team as Legal Counsel.

Drew Olian joined 3i on 1 November as a Director based in New York. Drew was previously a Vice President at The Carlyle Group in New York, where he was a senior deal team member in the firm’s mid-market fund investing across a range of sectors including industrials, transportation and logistics, and business services. He brings seven years of experience in private equity investing.

Jake Shuster joined 3i on 3 September as a Senior Associate in the New York office. Previously, Jake worked at Bowery Farming in New York, an indoor agriculture start-up funded by Google. Prior to this, he was an Associate at Golden Gate Capital in San Francisco, where he invested in the healthcare and industrial sectors. Jake started his career at Bain & Company.

Jonas Marciano joined 3i on 2 September as an Analyst in the Paris office. Previously, Jonas was an Investment Analyst at Rothschild & Co, where he focused on private equity co-investments.

Lauren Causon joined 3i on 1 November as Legal Counsel based in London. Lauren is a UK qualified solicitor who previously worked at law firm Kirkland & Ellis. Prior to this, she trained and worked at Travers Smith.

Pieter de Jong and Peter Wirtz, Managing Partners and Co-Heads of Private Equity, commented:

“We would like to welcome our new colleagues. Drew’s experience and track record across sectors will be of significant benefit as we aim to grow our US presence. All four will play an important role in originating and executing new investments as well as platform and bolt-on acquisitions, as the market remains competitive, pricing remains high and we focus on helping our portfolio companies grow internationally.”

In May 2019, the Private Equity business completed its £139 million investment in Magnitude Software Inc, a leading provider of unified application data management solutions. In October 2019, the Private Equity business also completed its c. £215 million investment in Evernex, a leading international provider of third-party maintenance services for data centre infrastructure.

3i has continued to grow portfolio value through its buy-and-build strategy, with 14 portfolio acquisitions over the past 12 months.

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Activa Capital boosts its investment team with the recruitment of Camille Emin as associate

Activa Capital

Activa Capital, the French private equity firm, is pursuing its development strategy and announces the appointment of Camille Emin as Associate.Camille will reinforce the investment team and bring her expertise in the analysis ofnew investment opportunities. Prior to joining Activa Capital, Camille worked at BNP Paribas as an M&A Analyst for 2 years, after previous workexperience atTransaction R andKBC Bank & Verzekering. Camille, 26, is a graduate of Audencia Nantes Business School and Ecole Centrale Paris.Christophe Parier and Alexandre Masson, Managing Partners at Activa Capital, declare: “We are very happy to welcome Camille to our investment team, which count 13 professionals dedicated to investments. Her arrival strengthens our ability to execute high quality transactions.”

About Activa Capital

Activa Capital is an independent private equity company, owned by its partners, characterized by a proactive strategy of supporting growth (organic and external). It currently manages more than €500 million on behalf of institutional investors by investing in French SMEs and Mid-Caps with high growth potential and an enterprise value ranging between €20 million and €100 million. Activa Capital supports its portfolio companies to accelerate their development and international presence, often through active build-up programs.

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CVC Credit Partners appoints Nick Haaijman to its investor relations team

Haaijman joins as Head of Client Services, based in London

CVC Credit Partners is pleased to announce that Nick Haaijman has joined its investor relations team as a Managing Director and Head of Client Services. He is based in CVC’s London office and reports to Mike Anderson, CVC Credit Partners’ Head of Investor Relations.

Nick joined from Alcentra, where he spent more than 10 years in the Business Development team in London, latterly as Global Head of Product Management. He joined Alcentra in 2008 from J.P.Morgan, where he worked in the Structured Credit Product Management team. Nick holds a Master of Science Business Administration from Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.

Mike Anderson, Head of Investor Relations at CVC Credit Partners, said: “I am very pleased to welcome Nick to our investor relations team. With the growth of the business over the past few years, we are working closer than ever with our investor base, to help them access global credit markets and at the same time, continually looking to enhance their investor experience across our various credit funds. Nick’s wealth of experience in product development and client services will be extremely valuable as we continue to build a best-in-class investor relations team.”

Nick Haaijman added: “I am delighted to be joining CVC Credit Partners, a leading alternative credit manager with an outstanding reputation and performance. This is an ambitious business and I very much look forward to working with Mike and his team to continue to deliver a first-rate investor experience and to drive us towards our full potential.”

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Pantheon Announces Senior Strategic Appointments


Chief Technology Officer at Partner level

Global Head of Recruitment

In recognition of the accelerating complexity of operating a robust global private markets firm, Pantheon announces two significant and senior appointments. John Eggleston joins as Partner and Chief Technology Officer, while Richard Berke joins as Global Head of Recruitment, a new position. Both bring outstanding credentials and track records in their specialist fields.The appointments demonstrate the priority and vigilance that Pantheon places on attracting strong talent to lead and innovate important functions. Pantheon has recruited over 125 new permanent professionals across its global teams through 2018 and 2019 to date, evidence of the need for a seasoned recruitment specialist to oversee and implement a best-in-class resourcing infrastructure.John Eggleston, whose impressive technology career stretches back to 1996, joins from BGF plc, a £2.5 billion investment company where he was a member of the Executive & Investment Committees. John led the TMT investment group as well as being a non-exec Director on several Boards and providing strategic CTO support to many companies in the portfolio. Prior to BGF, John was co-founding Chief Information Officer at Callcredit, which grew from initial concept to acquisition by TransUnion for over $1bn. At Pantheon, John has oversight responsibility for core technology infrastructure, information security and systems development. Richard Berke brings nearly two decades of financial services recruitment experience with him, most recently from Insight Investment where Richard was Head of Resourcing. Earlier this year, Pantheon appointed Charlotte Tallon as Head of HR for the Americas. Charlotte joined from Barclays where she was HR Business Partner, and she is based in Pantheon’s New York office.“We are delighted to have such highly talented professionals join us in strategically important positions,” said Paul Ward, Managing Partner. “Our operating model continues to experience fast change – we carry a responsibility to be both alert and responsive to that challenge. Technology and people are two vital elements on which the security and success of the whole firm depends. Accordingly, Pantheon’s Board prioritizes and invests in ensuring Pantheon is resourced appropriately in terms of seniority, skill and experience.” John Eggleston reports to Robin Bailey, Chief Operating Officer. Richard Berke reports to Dianne Remanous, Global Head of HR. Both are based in Pantheon’s London office. Photographs and interviews are available on request.Ends.


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About Pantheon

Pantheon Group* (“Pantheon”) is a leading global private equity, infrastructure, real assets and debt fund investor that invests on behalf of over 585 investors, including public and private pension plans, insurance companies, endowments and foundations. Founded in 1982, Pantheon has developed an established reputation in primary, co-investment and secondary private asset solutions across all stages and geographies. Our investment solutions include customized separate account programs, regional primary fund programs, secondaries, co-investment, infrastructure and real assets programs. Pantheon has four decades’ experience of investing in private markets. As at March 31st, 2019 Pantheon had $46.3 billion assets under management** and we currently have around 310 employees located across our offices in London, San Francisco, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul***, Bogotá***, Tokyo and Dublin. Our employees include 94 investment professionals. Pantheon is majority-owned by Affiliated Managers Group Inc. (“AMG”), alongside senior members of the Pantheon team. AMG is a NYSE-listed global asset management company with equity investments in leading boutique investment management firms. The ownership structure, with Pantheon management owning a meaningful share of the equity in the business, provides a framework for long-term succession and enables Pantheon management to continue to direct the firm’s day-to-day operations. * Pantheon Group refers to the subsidiaries and subsidiary undertakings of Pantheon Ventures Inc. and AMG Plymouth UK Holdings Limited and includes operating entities principally based in the US (San Francisco and New York), UK (London), Hong Kong, Guernsey and Dublin. Pantheon Ventures Inc. and Pantheon Ventures (US) LP are registered as investment advisors with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”); Pantheon Securities, LLC. is a broker dealer registered with the SEC and is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”).

Pantheon Ventures (UK) LLP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) in the United Kingdom. Pantheon Ventures (HK) LLP is regulated by the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong. Pantheon Ventures (Guernsey) Ltd and a number of other Pantheon entities incorporated in Guernsey are regulated by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. Pantheon Ventures (Asia) Limited is registered as a Type II Financial Instruments Business and Investment Advisory and Agency Business Operator with the Kanto Local Finance Bureau in Japan (KLFB). ** This figure includes assets subject to discretionary or non-discretionary management, advice or those limited to a reporting function. Data is unaudited. *** Please note that the Bogotá office is a representative office of Pantheon Ventures (US) LP (“PV US”), and that a Korean subsidiary of PV US has opened the office in Seoul.

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Kinly announces Robbert Bakker as new CEO


Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS – Monday 30th September 2019, 13:00 CET – Kinly, The leading specialist in video collaboration solutions – announced today that Robbert Bakker has been named as their new CEO.

KinlyFeaturedPRRobbert, previously CEO of Knab, the Dutch online-only bank, has an outstanding track record of executive management positions across several of Kinly’s key target verticals. He has a background in digital transformation and high growth companies, which along with his experience in building organizations with Customer Focus engraved in the DNA of its people makes him the perfect candidate to join Kinly on its journey to become the leader in its industry.

“I have seen how video collaboration is changing the way we work, and I am impressed with how Kinly’s services address this transformation. We are truly solving a growing need, and I want to be part of that journey, also for the positive environmental aspects of it,” says Robbert Bakker. “The values and culture of the company are well aligned with my own, and I look forward to contributing in this regard too.”

Jos Zandhuis, Chairman of the Board in Kinly, said, “Robbert Bakker has a very strong and proven track record both as an executive, a leader and an innovator. We believe he is perfectly positioned to take Kinly to the next level. He will have full support from very competent teams of employees around the world. Kinly has already grown in revenue almost 50% over the last year and a half, and there is still a large potential for further growth as a specialist in collaboration services”

Robbert Bakker will formally join Kinly on September 30th and will be based at the company headquarters in Amsterdam. In addition to the announcement of the new CEO, Kinly would also like to announce that Mike Gries will be its new Managing Director and SVP of the Netherlands, joining the Kinly Team on October 1st.

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The Carlyle Group Names John Kim as Managing Director of Asia Buyout Team


Seoul – Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today announced that John Kim will join the firm as a Managing Director of the Asia Buyout Team effective March 2020. Mr. Kim will lead Carlyle’s investment activities in Korea.

Joining from Goldman Sachs, where he served as Head of Mergers & Acquisitions in Asia ex-Japan, John brings more than 20 years’ experience in the financial industry. He previously served as the bank’s Co-Country Head of Korea and Head of Investment Banking in Korea and joined the firm in 2000 as an Executive Director for Corporate Finance in Seoul.

X.D. Yang, Managing Director and Chairman of Carlyle Asia, said, “John is an experienced leader in the region and has a wide range of experience working on significant transactions throughout Asia. We believe his background and deep understanding of the Korean market will help us position the business for the future and continue to create value for all of our stakeholders in the region.”

Greg Zeluck, Co-Head of the Asia Buyout team, said, “John joins at an exciting time for Carlyle in Korea. We see compelling opportunities, driven by restructurings within the corporate sector, multinationals and chaebols looking to divest non-core businesses, and generational changes. John will be a strong addition to the team as we continue to increase our investment in Korea.”

The Carlyle Group was one of the first global investment firms to establish a presence in Korea, having operated in the country for 20 years. As of June 30, 2019, the firm has invested more than US$1.5 billion of equity in Korea. Among the firm’s most recent and notable transactions has been its investment in ADT Caps, Korea’s second largest security services provider, and Yakjin Trading Corp, a major Korean apparel manufacturer.

About The Carlyle Group

The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across four business segments: Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit and Investment Solutions. With $223 billion of assets under management as of June 30, 2019, Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, portfolio companies and the communities in which we live and invest. The Carlyle Group employs more than 1,775 people in 33 offices across six continents.



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