by Baz Hiralal
Carlyle Group LP named Goldman, Sachs & Co.'s Robert Mancini as a managing director and co-head of its infrastructure fund. He joins founding co-head Robert Dove. Mancini is a managing director at GS, responsible for power asset investments made through Cogentrix Energy LLC, a subsidiary of Goldman. He is also CEO of Cogentrix.
On Sept. 7, Carlyle signed a deal to acquire Cogentrix's North American power assets from Goldman. Once the deal is completed, likely in the fourth quarter, Mancini will join Carlyle's New York office.
Mancini joined Goldman Sachs in 1993 and worked in legal roles in the U.S. and Asia, where he focused on fixed income, currency and commodities. In 2004 he moved to the commodities business and became co-head of the firm's North American power asset business and co-president and chief commercial officer of Cogentrix, which Goldman acquired in 2003 for $115 million, assuming $2.3 billion in debt.
George Hindmarsh joined Northern Trust Corp. as head of Asia-Pacific business development. He will oversee a regional sales team for corporate and institutional services with members based in Singapore and Australia, and report to Teresa Parker, CEO for the Asia-Pacific region.
Hindmarsh comes in from Citi Transaction Services, where he was most recently director head of U.K. investor services product. He was previously head of Citi's Asia sales desk, based in London. Earlier, Hindmarsh held client relationship roles for HSBC plc in Hong Kong and Canada.
Kumar will be responsible for all corporate functions. He was chief financial officer at Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Co., and worked in the Singapore offices of 3i Investments plc and JPMorgan Chase Bank.
Fierens joined as managing director in charge of client service. He was previously a managing director in Investcorp's placement team in Bahrain. Before that, he worked at McKinsey & Co. and Citigroup Inc. in London; and Boston Consulting Group and Generale Bank in Belgium.
MCB Finance Group plc named Paul Aylieff as chief financial officer and a director, based in Tallinn, Estonia. Former CFO Henry Nilert remains as a director and chief business development officer, leading corporate development activities. Aylieff worked in corporate finance at Credit Suisse Group and was then a senior mergers and acquisitions banker at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. He then worked in Merrill Lynch & Co.'s European consumer products and retail group before joining Bank of America Corp. in 2004 as co-head of consumer and retail corporate and investment banking. Following BofA's acquisition of Merrill in 2009, Aylieff was head of Europe, Middle East and Africa corporate banking. He also worked at Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc.
MCB is a provider of short- and medium-term loans to customers in Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
OMERS Private Equity tapped Isabelle Pagnotta as a director and Bryony Marshall as an associate in London.
Pagnotta spent six years at Arcapita in London as a principal in private equity, focusing on the pan-European midcap leveraged buyout market and leading transactions across a range of sectors.
Marshall spent more than four years in corporate finance at Canaccord Genuity Hawkpoint Ltd., in London, advising U.K. and European private equity firms and corporates on midmarket deals. Prior to that, she worked at Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC in the special situations team.
Recently launched corporate restructuring and public affairs strategies firm Gavin/Solmonese hired Boris Steffen as a managing director in Washington and financial adviser Wayne Weitz as a senior director in Philadelphia.
Working in accounting, corporate finance, valuation and solvency, Steffen had advised on operating, financing and investing transactions, claims and litigation. He was a principal and director at Navigant Economics.
Weitz arrived from GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC, where he advised clients in energy, real estate, hedge funds and healthcare. He was previously director of corporate finance for Equifax Inc. and chief investment officer and treasurer for Asbury Automotive Group.
Clippings from the next column:
-- Mizuho International appoints ABN Amro veteran Michiel de Jong as president and CEO.
-- Standard Life Investments names Mikhail Zverev as head, global equities.
-- Industry Funds Management hires David Cooper from Barclays as investment director, debt investments.
-- Newedge Group adds Ghislaine Mattlinger as chief financial officer.
Gavin/Solmonese hired Boris Steffen as a managing director in Washington and financial adviser Wayne Weitz as a senior director in Philadelphia.