Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) has appointed two senior advisors in
In 1984, Liu and colleagues, with initial capital of $25,000 from the
The other appointee is Edward Tian Suning, founder and chairman of China Broadband Capital Partners,
The appointments came shortly after KKR appointed Sir John Bond, former group chairman of HSBC, to the firm. Bond, who had a 45-year career at HSBC, is credited with developing its businesses worldwide, particularly in
Kleiner Perkins bolsters
James Li, a former medical director at Merck & Co. in
Li joined the Menlo Park-based venture capital firm in October after 15 years at Merck. His hire follows Lee Ying, another partner who joined the venture capital firm earlier in 2006.
Li will be based in Kleiner's
Brook Byers, a Kleiner partner, told Dow Jones that Li's relationships with scientists, doctors, medical networks, government officials and companies in
Byers declined to say if the firm will open an office in
AlixPartners to ride
AlixPartners, a US-based consulting firm whose presence in Asia is currently limited to
CV Ramachandran, a managing director based in the firm's headquarters in
Herbert Smith hires for new
Herbert Smith, a
Mir specialises in mergers and acquisitions, privatisations, investment funds, private equity and Islamic corporate finance. He was Norton Rose's first head of corporate finance in
Neil Brimson, a partner at Herbert Smith and current head of the firm's
Bain appoints Japanese tech veteran
Boston-based Bain Capital has appointed technology veteran Nobuyoshi Yamanaka as an operating partner to help oversee the firm's Japanese portfolio companies.
Yamanaka will also become the chairman of the board of Conlux, the Japanese subsidiary of MEI Conlux, a producer of unattended payment systems. In June, Bain and Advantage Partners, a Tokyo-based private equity firm founded by former Bain consultants, acquired MEI Conlux. The investment was Bain's first in
There are over 30 professionals in Bain's portfolio group globally, but Yamanaka's appointment is its first in
Yamanaka was previously at Emerson Electric Japan and GE Hitachi Lighting, where he served as president and chief executive officer.
Green joins Barwon as third partner
Andrew Green, who until recently was chief executive officer at the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, has joined Sydney-based alternative investments manager, Barwon Investment Partners. Green's resignation from AVCAL came after almost eight years.
Barwon, launched earlier this year by founding partners Sam Armstrong and Rob Morrison, is raising a fund which has the capacity to absorb up to A$1 billion ($780 million), to be invested in global listed private equity funds. Armstrong said the firm's target clientele are Australia-based funds.
Armstrong was formerly a partner at Quay Partners, an Australian fund of funds manager, and head of alternative investments at Macquarie Funds Management. He said Green will be followed by a fourth partner who is currently working out his notice period and will come on board in January.
Morrison is the former director of Asian investments for
Navis expansion gathers speed
Navis Capital Partners has recently recruited Scott Wilson as a food portfolio director based in
Nicholas Bloy, Malaysia-based founding partner of Navis, said the appointments are part of the firm's continuing hiring process. It will add two more analysts to its 33-strong team, which Bloy expects to grow to 40 in 2007 and 46 by 2008. At the end of 2005, the firm had 27 investment professionals.
Sander Boekema has been appointed as head of ABN AMRO's Financial Sponsor Group in Asia to lead a team dedicated to covering global financial sponsors in the region from
Boekema said the bank has seen tremendous growth in European financial sponsor business over the last five years, and expects to replicate its European experience in
ABN AMRO has a total of nine professionals in