by Baz Hiralal
In New York, Lazard hired Edward Yorke as a managing director, financial advisory, and head of North America financial sponsors. He will work closely with London-based Fotis Hasiotis, head of European financial sponsors. Yorke was a managing director and vice chairman of investment banking for the Americas at Credit Suisse Group. He joined CS in 2000 following the merger of Credit Suisse First Boston with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Inc., where he was co-head of the financial sponsors group. He was previously a principal at Apollo Management LP and Lion Advisors LLC for six years, and began his investment banking career at Drexel Burnham in 1986.
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority appointed Colm Lanigan as head of principal investments in its private equity department. He will report to Hareb Al Darmaki, executive director of private equity.
Most recently, Lanigan was managing partner of Tara Capital, a boutique private equity firm he started in 2005. Prior to that, he was a partner at Caxton-Iseman Capital, the private equity affiliate of hedge fund Caxton Associates LP. From 1996 to 2001, Lanigan worked in leveraged finance at Credit Suisse Group, where he advised companies, as well as private equity and hedge funds on capital raising and strategic alternatives. He was also a capital markets adviser for the International Monetary Fund.
In June, BlackRock launched the global real estate securities division, naming Mark Howard-Johnson as global head and Sherry Rexroad as chief investment officer.
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC tapped Manfred Schneider, former chairman of the supervisory board of Bayer AG, as an adviser. Schneider spent more than 45 years at Bayer. He is also on the supervisory boards of industrial engineering company Linde AG and utility RWE AG.
Midmarket secondaries firm Greenpark Capital appointed Daniel Green as chief investment officer. He joined the firm in 2001 and is a member of the executive team investment committee. The promotion follows Greenpark's March launch of a Hong Kong office and the appointment of Chin Chin Teoh, formerly managing director and co-head of Asia private equity at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, as head of Asia.
Sberbank CIB named Vlada Gosal as a managing director, debt capital markets. She reports to managing director Pavel Sokolov, co-head of corporate finance. Gosal joined from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where she was head of DCM for Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States.
Gosal began her career in 2003 in the origination department of Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking. She then worked for BNP Paribas SA in London and Moscow, helping to set up its Russia/CIS DCM platform.
Sberbank recently appointed Eduard Jabarov as debt capital markets director. Jabarov joined from Renaissance Capital in Moscow, where he spent nine years and had been head of fixed-income strategy on the domestic ruble market, head of debt syndicate for Russia & CIS and, most recently, head of DCM for Russia & CIS.
KeyCorp's corporate and investment banking arm, KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., added David Lucke and David Banmiller as managing directors and Nicholas Stuart as a vice president in the oil and gas group in Houston.
Lucke was chief financial officer at Sabco Oil & Gas Corp. Before that, he was a managing director in the investment banking group of Jefferies & Co. /Randall & Dewey from 2003 to 2010. Banmiller joins KeyBanc from Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Houston, where he was a director of investment banking and managed client relationships, both U.S. and international, in the upstream, midstream and oilfield services sectors. Stuart was a vice president at Stifel Nicolaus Weisel, a regional brokerage and investment banking firm, where he executed advisory and capital markets transactions in the energy group.
United Realty Partners appointed Barry Funt as president of United Realty Capital Markets, a real estate investment banking firm. Funt started the commercial real estate finance unit at Natixis Global Real Estate, and was general counsel of Nomura Holdings Inc.'s commercial real estate finance unit.
New York-based United Realty Partners was formed in January by chairman and CEO Jacob Frydman and president Eli Verschleiser. The firm is raising capital for a $1.2 billion REIT focused on distressed and high-end commercial real estate as well as a $250 million private fund from foreign investors to invest in commercial real estate.
Hogan Lovells said Diogenes Bermudez, former general counsel for Petrobras Venezuela, joined its Caracas office as counsel in the infrastructure and project finance practice.
Jones Day will open an Amsterdam office early next year, initially focusing on corporate, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, capital markets, litigation and antitrust law. It will be led by Luc Houben, who was previously partner-in-charge of Jones Day's Brussels office.
The firm also hired Ferdinand Mason for its London office. Mason was head of Boekel De Nerée NV's M&A/capital markets team.
Clippings from the next column:
-- Irene Tse, chief investment officer for North America at JPMorgan Chase & Co., leaves the firm.
-- GLG Partners recruits Jon Mawby as a senior portfolio manager on the global credit and convertibles team.
-- Valerie Keating, CEO, Barclaycard, and Ashok Vaswani, CEO, U.K. retail and business banking, join Barclays plc's executive committee.
-- Société Générale SA taps Giovanni Ortolani as senior banker for private investment banking, Geneva.
-- Robert Mohamed becomes chief investment officer at Finance House PJSC.
-- GE Capital makes Ralph Betz head of its leveraged finance team in Germany.
-- Quilters veteran Nick Murphy joins Smith & Williamson as an investment manager.
Midmarket secondaries firm Greenpark Capital appointed Daniel Green as chief investment officer.