by Baz Hiralal
Citigroup Inc. hired former Silver Lake partner Masao Yoshikawa as head of mergers and acquisitions, Japan. In the 10 years before joining Sliver Lake in 2009, he was a technology investment banker at Merrill Lynch & Co. and Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Tokyo. Before that, he worked at Fuji Bank in the mergers and acquisitions advisory group as well as in the energy and project finance divisions in Houston.
Rupert Hill joined Greenhill & Co. as a managing director in London, focused on healthcare. Hill was most recently head of healthcare for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which he joined in 2000 from Charterhouse.
In New York, Prem Parameswaran joined Jefferies & Co. as global head of media and telecommunications investment banking. He was most recently Americas head of media and telecom investment banking at Deutsche Bank AG, where he worked for nine years. Prior to DB, Parameswaran was an investment banker for six years at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in media and communications and for seven years at Salomon Brothers in telecom.
Lincoln International added four healthcare investment bankers.
Managing directors Michael Weber and Nick Konstantinou previously co-led the healthcare practice of BB&T Capital Markets Corp. Director James Gilmore and vice president Phillip Knotts come in from BB&T.
Williams Capital Group LP hired Sean Boyea as a principal in its new Sacramento office. He will manage the firm's West Coast investment banking operation and report to head of municipal finance, Jacqueline Knights. Boyea was a managing director at M.R. Beal & Co., overseeing its municipal finance activities on the West Coast. Before that, he was an executive director at Morgan Stanley, where he headed the Los Angeles regional office. He was previously a senior managing consultant at Public Financial Management, launched Piper Jaffray & Co.'s California public finance office and spent eight years at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York and San Francisco.
The firm also added Peter Nahlen, formerly with Rice Financial Products Co., and Donovan Hamlet, formerly with Halcyon Cabot Partners, as associates.
Forward Management LLC plans to offer a long/short equity strategy investing globally across all healthcare sectors and added the Asymmetry Capital Management team.
Scott Kay is portfolio manager for the team. He was a founding partner at Partner Fund Management LP, where he was therapeutic sector head. Previously, he was a senior healthcare analyst at Andor Capital Management LLC and at Banc America Securities LLC. Earlier in his career, he held roles in marketing, sales and operations at Pfizer Inc.
Also joining the team is Chris Zellner, who will be responsible for operations and business development. He has worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and Morgan Stanley.
Linklaters LLP's co-head of global mergers and acquisitions, Amsterdam-based Pieter Riemer, was named regional managing partner for Western Europe. He joins the executive committee and succeeds Jean-Pierre Blumberg, whose term has ended.
Former Massachusetts Governor William Weld joined Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC and ML Strategies LLC, the firm's government relations and consulting affiliate, as a member and principal, respectively. He will work from Boston. He was in office from 1991 to 1997. From 1986 to 1988, Weld was the assistant U.S. Attorney General in charge of the criminal division of the Department of Justice and, from 1981 to 1986, was U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts during the Reagan administration.
Later, Weld worked at McDermott Will & Emery LLP, had been partner-in-charge of its New York office and co-chaired the advisory board of private equity firm Leeds Equity Partners, which once carried his name and where he was a principal.
Brad Burkett and J.D. Friedland launched Match Point Partners LLC, a strategy and financial advisory firm focused on healthcare and technology companies. They were previously managing partners at Epsilon Securities LLC, a boutique investment bank focusing on midmarket companies. Prior to Epsilon, Friedland was head of U.S. healthcare investment banking for Rothschild North America, while Burkett was head of healthcare investment banking for Navigant Capital Advisors.
The team also includes advisory board members Martin Watson, David Lenihan, Breaux Castleman, Tony Dimun and Jerry Bratkovich; Chris Pilkington, advisory board member and operating partner; Hans Kastensmith, Peter Kase and Glenn Rothman, operating partners; and vice president Brett Goldman.
Alvarez & Marsal Taxand UK recruited managing director Stephen Labrum in London. He arrives from Ernst & Young as global head of transfer pricing.
Clippings from the next column:
-- Citigroup Inc.'s North America CEO, Bill Mills, becomes interim CEO of Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
-- Jordan Allen, co-head of North America, chief operating and financial officer of Man Investments USA, will join Victory Park Capital.
-- BNP Paribas Investment Partners creates FundQuest Advisor, tapping Stéphane Pouchoulin to lead it.
-- Barclays plc appoints Mike Rigby as head of manufacturing, transport and logistics for the corporate banking division.
-- D.A. Davidson & Co. hires J. Brit Stephens to lead equity capital markets origination and execution.
-- Gleacher & Co. Securities Inc. taps James Treco as a managing director, paper and packaging.
Linklaters LLP's co-head of global mergers and acquisitions, Amsterdam-based Pieter Riemer, was named regional managing partner for Western Europe.