3i announces new hires in its Private Equity team

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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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3i is an investment company with two complementary businesses, Private Equity and Infrastructure, specialising in core investment markets in northern Europe and North America. For further information, please visit: www.3i.com

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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.

To learn more about Activa Capital, visit activacapital.com

 

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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

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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

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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

Carlyle

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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Kinnevik appoints Erika Söderberg Johnson as Chief Financial Officer

Kinnevik

1 Oct, 2019, 08:00 AM · Regulatory information

Kinnevik AB (publ) (“Kinnevik”), today announced that it has appointed Erika Söderberg Johnson as Chief Financial Officer. Erika Söderberg Johnson joins Kinnevik from Biotage where she has been CFO since 2012 and she will take up her position at the latest on 6 April 2020.

Georgi Ganev, CEO of Kinnevik, commented, “I am very pleased to welcome Erika to Kinnevik. She brings a wealth of experience including working as a CFO in fast growing listed medtech businesses, board work in Saab and Qliro Group and deep understanding of corporate finance from her early career in investment banking. I am confident that she will be a great addition to Kinnevik’s management team and add valuable insights to our portfolio companies.“

Prior to joining Biotage, Erika Söderberg Johnson was Chief Financial Officer at Karo Bio (2007-2011), Affibody (2005-2007) and Global Genomics (2002-2005) and she has been a board member of Sectra AB and MedCap AB. Erika Söderberg Johnson also worked ten years in Investment Banking and Corporate Finance at SEB Enskilda. She is a board member of publicly listed companies Saab AB (since 2017) and Qliro Group AB (since 2017). Erika Söderberg Johnson was born in 1970 and has a M.Sc. BA from Stockholm School of Economics.

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 build the digital consumer businesses that provide more and better choice. We do this by working in partnership with talented founders and management teams to create, invest in and lead fast growing businesses in developed and emerging markets. We believe in delivering both shareholder and social value by building well governed companies that contribute positively to society. 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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Dyne Therapeutics announces appointment of Joshua Brumm as President and Chief Executive Office

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Industry veteran brings extensive experience leading biotech companies through periods of growth.

WALTHAM, Mass.– Dyne Therapeutics, a biotechnology company pioneering targeted therapies for patients with serious muscle diseases, today announced the appointment of Joshua Brumm as President and Chief Executive Officer.

“Josh brings extraordinary skills and experience to further our mission of creating life-transforming therapies for patients with serious muscle diseases,” said Jason Rhodes, partner with Atlas Venture and Dyne founder and executive chairman of the board of directors. “This positions us strongly to pursue the next phase of growth and product development, and we are thrilled to have him joining us.”

“Dyne’s FORCE therapeutic platform achieves a unique combination of tissue-specific delivery, high potency and tolerability to enable a broad product pipeline,” said Joshua Brumm. “I look forward to working closely with the board and talented team at Dyne to maximize the potential of our platform by advancing our pipeline and exploring new partnerships.”
“On behalf of everyone here, I am excited to welcome Josh,” said Romesh Subramanian, Dyne founder and chief scientific officer. “We look forward to working together to realize the therapeutic power of oligonucleotides for patients with rare muscle diseases and fulfilling Dyne’s mission.”

Prior to joining Dyne, Mr. Brumm served as chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Kaleido Biosciences, where he led the company’s financings including its initial public offering and helped bring the lead program into Phase 2 development. Prior to joining Kaleido, Mr. Brumm was COO and CFO at Versartis, where he oversaw the company’s financial strategy including the successful completion of its IPO, played an integral role in product strategy, and helped negotiate the company’s first product partnership. His previous roles include serving as executive vice president of finance and principal financial officer at Pharmacyclics; CFO at ZELTIQ Aesthetics, where he led the company through its initial public offering, led the international product launch for CoolSculpting and also served in corporate development; and director of finance at Proteolix, Inc., assisting in the sale of the company to Onyx Pharmaceuticals. He also held investment banking roles at Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. and Morgan Stanley. Over the course of his career, Mr. Brumm has raised approximately $1 billion in capital. In 2014, he was named Silicon Valley Business Journal’s CFO of the Year for companies under $500 million. He holds a B.A. in business administration from the University of Notre Dame.

About Dyne Therapeutics
Dyne Therapeutics is pioneering life-transforming therapies for patients with serious muscle diseases. The company’s FORCE™ platform delivers oligonucleotides and other molecules to skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscle with unprecedented precision to restore muscle health. Dyne is advancing treatments for myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1), Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), and facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). Dyne was founded in 2018 and is based in Waltham, Mass.

For more information, please visit www.dyne-tx.com.
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Apiary Capital appoints new Investment Manager

Apiary Capital


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Apiary Capital is pleased to announce the appointment of Jessica French as Investment Manager.

Jess joins Apiary from boutique investment bank, Financo, having previously spent eight years at PwC, primarily in Corporate Finance advisory.

Jess’s appointment follows the successful close of Apiary’s £200m maiden fund last year, and the subsequent completion of the G3 Comms, Connect and Bertram Nursery Group investments earlier this year.

Mark Salter, Managing Partner at Apiary Capital commented, “Jess’s addition provides depth and breadth to our investment capability and we are delighted to welcome her to the Apiary team.”

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