by Baz Hiralal
Credit Suisse Group will make Rob Irwin a managing director and global co-head of its transportation and autos group in September, alongside Andrew Horrocks. Irwin was global head of transportation investment banking at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., where he had worked since 2008. He previously held the same role at Bear, Stearns & Co.
Rothschild named Peter Wheeler as an executive vice chairman of the firm and co-head of Southeast Asia, alongside Piers Willis. Wheeler is based in Singapore and joins from Standard Chartered Bank plc, where he has worked since September 2008, most recently as head of wholesale banking for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas. Earlier, he spent 16 years at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York, Hong Kong and London. He established and built Goldman's investment banking presence in Asia outside of Japan starting in 1991 and was named a partner of the firm in 1994 before leaving in 2001. He then helped found IPValue Management Inc. when he was a managing director of iFormation Group, a company created by Boston Consulting Group, General Atlantic Partners and Goldman.
Houlihan Lokey Inc. hired Kristian Terling as a managing director and head of Nordic coverage, responsible for expanding the corporate finance, financial advisory and financial restructuring businesses in the region. Terling was a managing director and co-head of Nordic investment banking at Credit Suisse Group in London. Before that, he was a sector head in the corporate finance group at Handelsbanken Capital Markets in Stockholm.
Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking named Brian Curran as head of portfolio trading and quantitative distribution for U.K. and Northern Europe in its global equity flow business. Curran was head of equity execution services sales for Europe at Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc.
BATS Chi-X Europe's chief operating officer, Paul O'Donnell, decided to return to New York. O'Donnell will return to Morgan Stanley as a managing director, where he worked for 14 years prior to joining BATS in April 2008 as COO.
At the end of the summer, O'Donnell's team will report directly to BATS chief Mark Hemsley.
Private equity firm Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC added Ralph Wright as an operating partner. Wright was a project engineer for Great Southern Wood Preserving Inc., a privately-owned holding company that provides capital, management and administrative resources to its subsidiaries. Before that, he was a wireline engineer for Schlumberger Ltd.
Joining him are Riyadh-based associates Jihad Turkistani, Stefan Guttensohn, Siraj Al Islam and Judeh Bahnan; Washington-based counsel David Colson and Brian Vohrer; and New York-based international energy adviser Tess Serranti.
E. Eric Rytter joined Dorsey & Whitney LLP in New York as a partner and head of the office's private equity practice group. Rytter joins from Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP and was previously with Kirkland & Ellis LLP in the London and New York offices.
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP added James McNally as a partner in its London office. McNally was a part of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP's global private equity team led by Joseph Smith, who joined SRZ in New York in May.
Clippings from the next column:
-- Carlyle Group taps managing director Neeraj Bharadwaj to focus on large growth capital and buyout opportunities in India.
-- Peter Thiel and Ajay Royan launch venture capital firm Mithril Capital Management.
-- Macquarie Investment Management names Merrick McKay as head of European investments in its private markets team.
-- Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking appoints Alexandre Huet as global head of strategic and acquisition finance.
-- HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. names Thomas Crystal as U.S. head of high yield sales.
Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP said land use and zoning attorney Carl Westmoreland, formerly with Seyfarth Shaw LLP, joined the firm as a partner in its real estate practice.