Magdalena Bonde new CEO for Ports Group

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Ports Group is the obvious partner for all companies that want to avoid business risks caused by lack of brand protection. In a world of accelerating globalization and digitalization, branding is becoming increasingly important. Ports Group has created a strong position in this market and is now taking the next step in the company’s journey to expansion together with Magdalena.

“Ports Group is a very exciting SaaS company with great growth potential, and I am so happy for this opportunity to join as CEO and co-owner,” says Magdalena Bonde.

Magdalena will take over the position as CEO of Ports Group, October 11, 2021.

Magdalena Bonde has more than 20 years of experience as a leader and visionary in the business world with a special emphasis on technology, digitalization, and growth strategies. Magdalena most recently came from Eniro AB (publ), where she held several senior positions, of which in recent years as CEO.

“We are proud and happy to present Magdalena Bonde as our new CEO. Magdalena’s solid background as a leader in general, and long experience of brands and digital transformation in particular, make her the right person to lead and develop Ports Group in the future,” says Jakob Svärdström, Chairman of the Board of Port Group.

Ports Group is a market leader in brand security. Ports Group handles several of Sweden’s strongest brands, such as Spotify, Qlik and Folksam, where they are responsible for the management, monitoring and protection of brands and digital assets through a SaaS-based business model and automated platform. Ports Group has offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmö. Ports Group’s main owner is Priveq Investment fund IV.

For more information contact:

Jakob Svärdström, Chairman of the Board, Ports Group AB
Tel: +46 70 422 51 66
jakob.svardstrom@portsgroup.com

Magdalena Bonde, CEO, Ports Group AB
Tel: +46 76 112 00 48

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DIF Capital Partners announces successions of Head of Renewable Energy and Head of Germany

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DIF Capital Partners (“DIF”) today announces two significant successions in its senior leadership team:

  • Based in London, Caine Bouwmeester will take over the role as Head of Renewable Energy from Christopher Mansfield; and
  • In Frankfurt, Marcel Beverungen will take over the position as Head of Germany from Carl Jobst von Hoersten.

Christopher Mansfield and Carl Jobst von Hoersten are both retiring as Partners after 13 years in their roles as Head of Renewable Energy and Head of Germany, respectively. Christopher has led DIF’s renewables practice from its start in 2008, having overseen more than 70 investments and/or realisations across 4 continents, with an installed capacity of over 4GW, establishing DIF as a leading global player in renewables.

Carl Jobst founded the Frankfurt office in 2008 and has successfully developed DIF’s presence in the DACH region as one of DIF’s key markets. Over the years, DIF has completed more than 30 investments in Germany in renewables, PPPs, utilities, energy, rail and container leasing and has become one of the leading midmarket players in German infrastructure.

While they are retiring from their full-time roles, DIF is pleased to be able to continue to benefit from Carl Jobst’s and Christopher’s experience and knowledge, given that they will be taking on certain non-executive roles at DIF.

The successors of Christopher and Carl Jobst both joined DIF in 2020. Caine Bouwmeester is a Managing Director and joined from Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) in London, where he was responsible for the origination and execution of renewable energy investments in Europe. Caine has a track record of developing, acquiring and financing renewable energy projects and companies across Europe, North America and Africa. He has a Master’s degree in Finance from INSEAD and Bachelor’s degrees in Business and Financial Mathematics from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Marcel Beverungen is a Managing Director and joined from Rothschild in Frankfurt, where he was responsible for energy & power and infrastructure origination and execution in the DACH region. Prior to Rothschild, Marcel worked for UBS and Dresdner Kleinwort in Frankfurt and London. He has a Master’s degrees from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany) and the University of Sankt Gallen (Switzerland).

Wim Blaasse, Managing Partner: “We would like to express deep gratitude to Christopher and Carl Jobst for their commitment and their contribution to the growth of the DIF platform over the last 13 years. At the same time, we are excited to welcome Marcel and Caine in their new roles and I am convinced they too will make a valuable contribution to DIF in the coming years through their new roles as Head of Renewable Energy and Head of Germany.”

About DIF Capital Partners

DIF Capital Partners is a leading global independent fund manager, with more than €9.0 billion in 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:

  • Traditional DIF funds, of which DIF Infrastructure Fund VI is the latest vintage, target equity investments with long-term contracted or regulated income streams including public-private partnerships, 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 160 professionals, based in ten offices located in Amsterdam (Schiphol), Frankfurt, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, New York, Paris, Santiago, Sydney, and Toronto. For further information please visit www.dif.eu

Contact:

Allard Ruijs, Partner

Email: a.ruijs@dif.eu

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DIF Capital Partners opens New York office and bolsters team with two senior hires

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Continuing to build on the firm’s strong current momentum, DIF Capital Partners (“DIF”) today announces the opening of an office in New York (US) and the hiring of two senior professionals to bolster its investment and investor relations & business development teams.

The New York office will further deepen DIF’s US presence and its team will work closely with the team in the Toronto office which was established in 2012 to cover the North American market. The opening of the New York office is the 10th local office in DIF’s global platform. Over the past ca. 10 years DIF invested more than USD 1 billion in North America across 18 different investments. The New York and Toronto offices are led by Marko Kremer, partner and Head of DIF’s North American franchise.

Kanan Joshi is joining the New York office as a Senior Director and as DIF’s first US hire. She joins the firm to spearhead its investments and strategy in the US digital infrastructure sector. She brings over 15 years of experience and has a strong track record in sourcing and investing in digital infrastructure assets. Most recently Kanan was the Head of Telecom Infrastructure at Upper Bay. Before that she worked at Digital Bridge and Deutsche Bank in New York, where she was responsible for the origination, structuring and execution of telecom investments across North America, Latin America and Asia. Kanan has deep domain expertise in data centers, cell towers and telecom industries, and enjoys long-standing relationships with established management teams. She has an MBA from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Mumbai.

In addition, DIF’s global investor relations & business development team is announcing expansion with the hire of Luuk Veenstra, who joins the team as a Senior Director to cover a part of Europe and the Middle-East. Luuk has joined the DIF Schiphol office from M&G in New York, where he established the institutional business development & distribution business for North America. He was previously based in Amsterdam, working with the leading institutional investors in the Benelux. Before M&G, Luuk worked for PGGM’s infrastructure investment team, and for RBC and NIBC in various positions and locations globally, including 10 years in London. Luuk holds an MSc in Monetary Economics from the University of Groningen.

Wim Blaasse, Managing Partner: “Establishing an office in New York is part of our global strategy to establish a strong local presence in the key countries DIF invests in. We are also more than excited to welcome Kanan and Luuk to our firm. We are delighted to have recruited two such high calibre professionals to strengthen DIF’s investment and investor relations team. DIF expects to leverage Kanan’s unique background to help us stay at the forefront of emerging trends, partner with management teams and maximize value for our investors. Luuk will play a key role in further developing DIF’s LP network to support the growth of the DIF platform leveraging on his global distribution, business development and infrastructure investment experience.”

About DIF Capital Partners

DIF Capital Partners is a leading global independent fund manager, with more than €9.0 billion in 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:

  • Traditional DIF funds, of which DIF Infrastructure Fund VI is the latest vintage, target equity investments with long-term contracted or regulated income streams including public-private partnerships, 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 160 professionals, based in ten offices located in Amsterdam (Schiphol), Frankfurt, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, New York, Paris, Santiago, Sydney, and Toronto. For further information please visit www.dif.eu

Contact:

Allard Ruijs, Partner

Email: a.ruijs@dif.eu

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Audax Private Equity Announces Sector Expansion and Senior Hires

Audax Private Equity (“Audax”) today announced its expansion into the Financial Services sector. The segue into the Financial Services sector is a natural next step for Audax and will complement the firm’s historic focus on investments in Business Services, Consumer, Healthcare, Industrial Services & Technologies, and Software & Technology sectors. By combining Audax’ platform and established Buy & Build approach with the growing team’s experience and expertise, Audax is well-positioned to identify and invest in compelling opportunities in the Financial Services industry.

Audax’ focus in the Financial Services sector will target investments in business services, insurance services, financial technology, and wealth management, as the team looks to leverage its financial services expertise to capitalize on the rapid innovation in financial technology and other resilient, value-added sectors.

Audax is also pleased to welcome its four most recent Managing Director hires to the team. In welcoming these senior hires to the team, Audax continues to grow and enhance not only the investment team, but also the critical functions of business development and investor relations.

William “Bill” Allen joined Audax as a Managing Director focused on expanding Audax’ investment capabilities in the Financial Services sector. Mr. Allen was previously a Managing Director at The Carlyle Group and brings more than two decades of investment experience in the financial service sectors across asset and wealth management, business services, capital markets, community banking, financial technology, insurance services, and specialty finance. Mr. Allen received a B.A. from Middlebury College.

Matthew Cross joined Audax last year as a Managing Director focused on investor relations. Mr. Cross was previously a Principal in the Client and Product Solutions group at Apollo Global Management, where he was responsible for building relationships with institutional investors across North America. Prior to that, Mr. Cross was a member of the business development team at Providence Equity Partners and worked at State Street as a member of its private markets consulting team. Mr. Cross received a M.S. from Boston College and a B.A. from Boston University. Mr. Cross is a CFA Charterholder.

Megan Lundy joined Audax last year as a Managing Director focused on investor relations, based in San Francisco. Ms. Lundy was previously a Managing Director and Head of Investor Relations at Lindsay Goldberg, where she oversaw fundraising and investor relations. Prior to that, Ms. Lundy worked at DLJ Investment Partners on their investment team and at Barclays in the Global Communications and Media Investment Banking Group. Ms. Lundy received a B.A. from Columbia University.

Cory Mims joined Audax as a Managing Director focused on business development. Mr. Mims was previously a Managing Director at ICV Partners focused on transaction execution, portfolio value creation, and business development. Prior to that, Mr. Mims worked at TSG Capital Group as a Principal where he was actively involved in all aspects of deal execution, including industry research, operations and financial due diligence, and transaction structuring and financing. Mr. Mims began his career in investment banking at Salomon Brothers in New York and London. Mr. Mims received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.B.A. from Howard University.

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Isabel De Paoli joins EQT’s global healthcare sector team as Partner

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EQT is happy to announce that Isabel De Paoli, former Chief Strategy Officer at leading science and technology company Merck KGaA, will join as a Partner in the Private Equity advisory team. Isabel joins in September 2021, will be based in Munich and will join EQT’s global healthcare sector team.

Isabel brings extensive experience in the healthcare industry. Most recently, she was with Merck KGaA where she was responsible in her role as Chief Strategy Officer for developing and executing on global transformation and corporate projects, including long-term portfolio strategy, business strategies and corporate technology ventures. At Merck KGaA, Isabel successfully built a corporate science and tech ventures fund and captive new business ventures investing in groundbreaking new technologies. She has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Universidade Estadual de Campinas and a Master of Science in Process Engineering with focus on Bioprocess from the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg.

“We are thrilled to welcome Isabel to EQT. She possesses a broad range of business development and strategy experience and a strong investment and value creation track record in the healthcare sector. We look forward to collaborating with Isabel across the entire Private Capital platform,” said Michael Bauer, Co-Head of EQT’s Global Healthcare Sector Team.

“Isabel’s pharma and life sciences industry expertise makes her a perfect addition to the team, and we look forward to further building our deep healthcare sector expertise with her support,” said Johannes Reichel, Partner and Head of Private Equity Germany at EQT.

“Teaming up with EQT will give me an even broader platform and perspective, especially given the focus on creating positive impact with each investment across the board. Investing in and developing the healthcare industry, in all shape and form, is a great opportunity to make life better for so many. I can’t wait to join this high-energy team and become part of EQT’s entrepreneurial culture,” said Isabel De Paoli.

EQT is one of the most active healthcare investors globally, with approximately EUR 39 billion invested across 20 investments since 2016. Recent activities in the sector include the IPO of Certara, EQT’s first U.S. IPO, the acquisition of Recipharm, a leading global CDMO servicing the pharmaceutical industry, and the acquisition of the leading dermatology company, Galderma (formerly known as Nestlé Skin Health), the largest private equity healthcare deal in the last ten years in Europe.

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EQT accelerates its commitment to sustainability with senior hires

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Decades of future-proofing companies, by ensuring growth and digital transformation, has given EQT a prominent position within the industry. EQT is now strengthening its team with additional sustainability expertise, accelerating sustainability into EQT’s business practice and investments.

EQT is today pleased to announce the appointments of two newly created strategic roles. Bahare Haghshenas joins as Global Head of Sustainable Transformation and Sophie Walker joins as Head of Sustainability for the EQT Private Capital business line. Together with the existing sustainability expertise within EQT, they will drive further integration of purpose and sustainability into the way EQT works, invests and transforms companies.

Bahare will assume the overall responsibility for sustainability and lead the efforts at EQT. She comes most recently from a position as Deloitte Partner and Executive Director of Acacia, Deloitte’s Sustainable Innovation Hub, and will lead the next wave of transformation and business integration of EQT’s purpose across the entire organization. She will join EQT in September and reports to CEO Christian Sinding.

Sophie will work with the teams and portfolio companies across the business lines within Private Capital. She has had sustainability-focused roles since 2007, and prior to that in a range of environmental, human rights and political roles. She most recently sat on the JLL UK Board as Head of Sustainability. Sophie will partner with the investment advisory teams and work throughout the lifecycle of an investment – from due diligence to engaging in the value creation work within the portfolio companies. Sophie joined EQT in June and reports to Per Franzén, Head of Private Capital.

Christian Sinding, CEO said, “I am happy to welcome both Bahare and Sophie to EQT. We have come a long way on our journey but now we are sharpening both our sustainability approach and skills, this is one of the key components in which EQT creates value for investors and for society. EQT has always had a purpose-driven approach to investments, but we aim to play a far more active role in driving impactful transformation within both businesses and industries at large. It is quite simple, a fully integrated mindset on sustainability will lead to stronger and more resilient performance.”

Contact
EQT Press Office,
press@eqtpartners.com,
+46 8 506 55 334

About EQT
EQT is a purpose-driven global investment organization focused on active ownership strategies. With a Nordic heritage and a global mindset, EQT has a track record of almost three decades of delivering consistent and attractive returns across multiple geographies, sectors and strategies. Uniquely, EQT is the only large private markets firm in the world with investment strategies covering all phases of a business’ development, from start-up to maturity. Including Exeter, EQT today has more than EUR 67 billion in assets under management across 26 active funds within two business segments – Private Capital and Real Assets.

With its roots in the Wallenberg family’s entrepreneurial mindset and philosophy of long-term ownership, EQT is guided by a set of strong values and a distinct corporate culture. EQT manages and advises funds and vehicles that invest across the world with the mission to future-proof companies, generate attractive returns and make a positive impact with everything EQT does.

The EQT AB Group comprises EQT AB (publ) and its direct and indirect subsidiaries, which include general partners and fund managers of EQT funds as well as entities advising EQT funds. EQT has offices in 24 countries across Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas and has more than 975 employees.

More info: www.eqtgroup.com

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Marcus Wallenberg appointed deputy Chairperson of EQT AB

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EQT AB today announces that the board of directors has appointed Marcus Wallenberg as deputy Chairperson. Following the EQT AB Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on 2 June 2021, the board of directors of EQT AB comprises Conni Jonsson (Chairperson), Marcus Wallenberg (deputy Chairperson), Margo Cook, Edith Cooper, Johan Forssell, Nicola Kimm, Diony Lebot and Gordon Orr.

Conni Jonsson, Chairperson of the EQT AB board of directors, comments, ”I am very pleased that the board of directors of EQT AB has appointed Marcus Wallenberg to be deputy Chairperson. Marcus will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from multiple industries and sectors which will no doubt be of great benefit, both to me and the entire board of directors. With Marcus as deputy Chairperson, EQT AB will have robust and sustainable board leadership suitable for a global, fast growing and constantly evolving organization.”

Contact
Olof Svensson, Head of Shareholder Relations, +46 72 989 09 15
Nina Nornholm, Head of Communications, +46 70 855 03 56
EQT Press Office, press@eqtpartners.com, +46 8 506 55 334

About EQT
EQT is a purpose-driven global investment organization focused on active ownership strategies. With a Nordic heritage and a global mindset, EQT has a track record of almost three decades of delivering consistent and attractive returns across multiple geographies, sectors and strategies. Uniquely, EQT is the only large private markets firm in the world with investment strategies covering all phases of a business’ development, from start-up to maturity. Including Exeter, EQT today has more than EUR 67 billion in assets under management across 26 active funds within two business segments – Private Capital and Real Assets.

With its roots in the Wallenberg family’s entrepreneurial mindset and philosophy of long-term ownership, EQT is guided by a set of strong values and a distinct corporate culture. EQT manages and advises funds and vehicles that invest across the world with the mission to future-proof companies, generate attractive returns and make a positive impact with everything EQT does.

The EQT AB Group comprises EQT AB (publ) and its direct and indirect subsidiaries, which include general partners and fund managers of EQT funds as well as entities advising EQT funds. EQT has offices in 24 countries across Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas and has more than 975 employees.

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Bloomerang Appoints Three New Members to its Board of Directors

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Additions bolster fundraising and people expertise

INDIANAPOLIS, May 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Bloomerang, the donor management software provider to thousands of nonprofits, today announced the appointment of three new members to its board of directors.

Natalye Paquin and Pamela Perry have joined as Board Members. Kishshana Palmer, CFRE has joined as a Board Advisor.

“We are so excited to add voices and perspectives to the board that represent the two most valuable stakeholders to our business: professional fundraisers and our employees,” said Ross Hendrickson, CEO of Bloomerang. “Natalye and Kishshana were called to serve due to their extensive nonprofit backgrounds, and Pam to help make us a best place to work.”

Natalye Paquin currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Points of Light Foundation, the largest nonprofit in the world dedicated to volunteerism and community service. Founded in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush as an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization to encourage and empower the spirit of service, Points of Light works with affiliate organizations throughout the United States and in more than 30 countries around the world. Natalye has more than 10 years experience as a Corporate Board Director of two regional banks, and has served in senior executive roles in the public sector, including as an attorney and legal advisor.

Pamela Perry currently serves as CEO of HR Equity Inc., a strategic human resources organization focused on building value for private and venture capital-backed tech companies. An HR veteran, she previously served as Chief People Officer for automotiveMastermind Inc. and Kareo.

Kishshana Palmer, CFRE is an international speaker, trainer, and coach with a 20+ year background in fundraising, marketing, and talent management who helps leaders create high performing teams. She is the founder of The Rooted Collaborative — a global community focused on the growth and development of women leaders of color in the social sector. She’s the host of the podcast “Let’s Take This Offline”, an adjunct professor at Baruch College, a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer (CGT), A Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and an AFP Master Trainer.

“By adding Natalye, Pam and Kishshana, Bloomerang now has a board that more accurately represents our customers, as well as a board that will help us better serve our customers so that they can make an even bigger impact on the world,” said Jay Love, Co-Founder of Bloomerang.

The three new members join Larry Contrella, Principal at JMI Equity, David Greenberg, General Partner at JMI Equity, Vinny Prajka, Partner at JMI Equity, Jay Love, Co-Founder of Bloomerang, and current Bloomerang CEO Ross Hendrickson.

The announcement builds on a strong year of momentum for the company. Last January Bloomerang announced their acquisition of Kindful, a nonprofit software platform known for its best-in-class third party application integrations and online fundraising tools. With a combined customer base in the tens of thousands, both the Bloomerang and Kindful products maintain stellar customer satisfaction ratings on the leading peer review websites.

About Bloomerang
Indianapolis-based Bloomerang is a cloud-based donor management software tool designed to help nonprofits reach, engage and retain the advocates they depend on to achieve their vision for a better world. For more information about Bloomerang, visit: https://bloomerang.co

QurAlis Boosts World-Class Leadership Team With Addition of Three New Members

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Vikas Sharma, Ph.D., Shirley Lasch, and Tim O’Brien join team dedicated to developing new treatments for ALS and other genetically validated neurodegenerative diseases

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–QurAlis Corporation, a biotech company developing breakthrough precision medicines for ALS and other genetically validated neurodegenerative diseases, today announced the appointment of three new members to the leadership team, deepening expertise in corporate development, operations, project management, and accounting.

 

Vikas Sharma, PhD has been appointed Chief Business Officer. Dr. Sharma brings over 15 years of specialized experience in business and corporate development activities across the biotechnology and pharmaceutical landscapes. Dr. Sharma was recently VP, Business Development at BioXcel Therapeutics, a position in which he held for almost three years. He held similar roles at MacroGenetics and Rexahn Pharmaceuticals. He is on the Board of GO Therapeutics and received his PhD in immunology from Rutgers University. In his role at QurAlis, Dr. Sharma will be responsible for partnering of strategic assets including in-licensing and out-licensing, strategy, and operational activities.

 

Shirley Lasch has been appointed Senior Director of Program Management. Shirley brings 20 years of project management experience and success in a broad range of projects including early development in CNS, multicenter global projects, first in human studies, recruitment of rare populations, and disease relevant biomarkers. Shirley will oversee the transition of discovery projects into clinical trials. Prior to joining QurAlis, Shirley was Director of Clinical Operations at XingImaging LLC. Prior to that role, she held several project managements positions of increasing responsibility at Institute for Neurodegenerative Disorders/Molecular NeuroImaging, a firm in which she worked for more than 10 years. Shirley holds an MBA in Finance from Quinnipiac University School of Business.

Tim O’Brien, CPA has been appointed Senior Director of Finance. Tim brings more than 20 years leadership experience in a wide range of finance, administration, and human resources functions. Tim will guide the Company’s finance and accounting operations. Prior to QurAlis, Tim held Director of Finance roles at several organizations, including a Controller role at Inotek Pharmaceuticals (now Rocket Pharmaceuticals). Tim holds an MBA, General Management and Health Care Management from Duke University – The Fuqua School of Business.

“We are thrilled to welcome Vikas, Shirley, and Tim to the QurAlis team. Attracting a world-class leadership team with thought leaders that share of our vision of developing cutting-edge precision medicine for genetically-validated neurodegenerative diseases represents further proof of our mission to develop treatments for ALS and beyond,” said Dr. Kasper Roet, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of QurAlis. “The additions to our senior leadership team brings valuable industry expertise as we ready for clinical development of novel therapeutics intended to change the lives of ALS patients.”

About QurAlis Corporation
QurAlis is applying precision medicine to advance a novel therapeutic pipeline for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other genetically validated neurodegenerative diseases. QurAlis platform enables the design and development of drugs that act directly on disease-causing genetic alterations. We are advancing three antisense and small molecule programs addressing sub-forms of ALS that account for the majority of sporadic ALS patients. QurAlis is at the leading edge of neurodegenerative research and development. For more information, please visit http://www.quralis.com or follow us on Twitter @QurAlisCo.

 

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Argentum Announces Two Promotions in Connection with its New Fund

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Argentum, a growth equity firm that partners with bootstrap and entrepreneurial owners to build industry-leading B2B software, technology-enabled, and business services companies, is pleased to announce two promotions in connection with the recent launch of its new fund, Argentum Capital Partners IV, L.P. (“ACP IV”).

The Firm congratulates Sohum Doshi on his promotion to Vice President and Jean Parker on her promotion to Director, Business Development.

Commenting on the promotions, Daniel Raynor, co-Founder and Managing Partner, said, “Sohum and Jean have been important contributors to the firm’s success, especially in helping us to get off to such a fast start with our new fund and playing key roles in enabling ACP IV to close its first few investments.”

Walter Barandiaran, co-Founder and Managing Partner, commented, “We are excited to have Sohum and Jean emerge as valuable members of our team and look forward to their taking on increasing levels of responsibility. We believe they will play important future roles as Argentum continues to grow and successfully executes its investment strategy of supporting rapidly growing, bootstrapped businesses.”

 

Sohum Doshi
Vice President
A member of the team since 2018, Sohum has leveraged his prior experiences as a consultant at Oliver Wyman and at a growing tech company to make impactful contributions to Argentum. He has proactively sourced and evaluated new investment opportunities and assisted portfolio companies in executing their business strategies. Sohum played a key role in originating and closing ACP IV’s recent investment in MessageGears and works closely with existing portfolio companies AdhereTech, EmpowerMX, Mediant and TPS.

Jean Parker
Director, Business Development
With a background in sales and trading at Citi and a successful track-record across strategic sales and technology from her prior roles at Preqin and Axial, Jean has leveraged her diverse experience to make several important contributions to Argentum’s business development efforts since joining the firm in 2019. She originated ACP IV’s recent investments in SmartCommerce, Impact Analytics and MessageGears and continues to build a robust pipeline of investment opportunities.

 

About Argentum
Argentum is a New York-based growth equity firm that partners with entrepreneurial owners to build industry-leading B2B software, technology-enabled and business services companies. The firm invests in companies with revenues of $5 million to $25 million, providing capital to accelerate growth, fund acquisitions and / or generate shareholder liquidity. Over its 30-year history, Argentum has invested in 90 companies and supported more than 200 add-on acquisitions. Argentum fills the growing gap between early-stage venture capital investors and later stage growth equity firms by targeting bootstrapped companies seeking $5 million to $15 million of equity capital.

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