by Baz Hiralal
Adrian MacKenzie, managing partner of CVC Australia and a member of the Asia Pacific investment committee, will leave the private equity firm in December. He joined CVC Capital Partners' London office in 1995 and went to CVC Asia Pacific in 1999. The decision comes as CVC may take a $2 billion hit in relation to its acquisition of Nine Entertainment Co., which owes about $2.8 billion to a group of hedge funds.
Standard Chartered named Steve Perry as head of capital markets for the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan. Working from Dubai, he remains as global head of project, aircraft and shipping finance syndications. Perry joined Standard Chartered in 2004.
Also, Salman Ansari becomes regional head of debt capital markets for the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan. He joined the firm in 2009 and previously worked at Nomura Holdings Inc. and Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.
In London, Arnold Holle and his team joined Piper Jaffray & Co.'s consumer investment banking unit. Holle joins from goetzpartners, where he was managing director and head of the consumer and retail practice in London. Clients have included Associated British Foods plc, Nestlé SA, Unilever plc and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP. Previously, Holle worked at Houlihan Lokey Inc., UBS and Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Robert W. Baird & Co. hired financial adviser R. Parker Griffith to manage its Nashville wealth management office. He joined the firm from Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Griffith replaces 11-year branch manger Fred McLaughlin, who remains as a financial adviser.
H. Walter Young, formerly the director and senior vice president of corporate finance at Zions Bancorporation, joined Deloitte & Touche LLP's governance, regulatory and risk strategies practice as a director. Based in the Salt Lake City office, he will help banking and securities clients with their stress testing and capital management efforts.
Liontrust Asset Management enlisted Samantha Gleave as a fund manager in the cash flow solution team. She was a senior equity analyst and director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Before that, Gleave was a transport and logistics analyst for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Credit Suisse Group and was a consumer analyst at Sutherlands. Gleave also worked at Fleming Investment Management in the late 1990s, where she was a senior investment analyst.
Standish Management LLC, a provider of consulting services to managers of private equity, venture capital, fund-of-funds, foundations and endowments, hired Robyn Weiss as an engagement director in Santa Monica, Calif. Weiss was a vice president at Wilshire Private Markets, a private equity fund-of-funds where she managed back office operations including treasury and financial reporting. Prior to Wilshire, she was a senior manager at KPMG LLP.
Brett Crabtree joined Oxford Finance LLC as senior director, business development, originating loans with West Coast healthcare services companies. Before this, Crabtree established the West Coast offices for IBJ Whitehall and Bridge Healthcare Finance Group. He previously worked in Finova Capital's healthcare finance group, at Comerica Bank and in Marsh Inc.'s private equity mergers and acquisitions group.
William Rosoff joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as an international corporate transactions partner in the firm's Beijing office. He will be partner-in-charge of the office, replacing Spencer Griffith, who will maintain his China trade practice from Washington. Rosoff focuses on mergers and acquisitions, as well as general corporate, infrastructure and China-related matters.
Clippings from the next column:
-- Brian Duperreault will retire as president and CEO of Marsh & McLennan Cos. at the end of the year.
-- Ahmed Hamdani and Duncan Priston join the London team of Bayside Capital, the distressed debt and special situations affiliate of H.I.G. Capital.
William Rosoff joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as an international corporate transactions partner in the firm's Beijing office.