United Nations seeks private markets director to guide ramp-up

The United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund, steward to a portfolio of approximately $90 billion, is hiring a director of private markets  to help put another $5 billion to $7 billion into infrastructure, real estate and private equity.

The pension fund also has several related job openings, including for two investment officers and an associate risk officer.

As of January 7, the United National allocated 6.8 percent of its portfolio to private equity investments, or some $6 billion, according to its website. The pension invests through externally managed funds across industries and geographies.

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Hidden Harbor’s Matt Rainwater launches origination shop

Matt Rainwater has stepped down from his post as director of business development at Hidden Harbor Capital Partners to launch his own outsourced business development firm. His first client: Hidden Harbor Capital Partners.

Rainwater’s new firm, Pineland Capital Partners, will specialize in add-on deal sourcing for private equity firms, according to a Linkedin post. Industries of expertise, according to the firm’s Web site, include industrials, business services, consumer and healthcare.

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David Wasserman’s Tech Shop Ramps Up, Adds Partner

It has been a year of rapid expansion for technology investment shop Recognize, launched in early 2020 by former Clayton, Dubilier & Rice executive David Wasserman, former president of Oracle Corp Charles Phillips and others.

During that time the New York City-based firm has expanded its team to 16 members, according to a review of the Recognize team page. Among the most recent hires, Partner Mike Grady joined this November after serving as a managing director at business information and tech-enabled services specialist CIP Capital. Controller Patricia De Los Santos joined several months earlier after serving as an assurance senior manager at accounting firm Ernst & Young.

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PE-backed Terra Nova is hiring a director of M&A: Sponsored

Terra Nova Solutions, an acquisitive, PE-backed environmental services company, intends to hire a full-time director of M&A to find, evaluate and help integrate target companies.

It’s a great opportunity for a seasoned business development professional or investment banker eager to do more than just source deals. You’ll be climbing aboard a platform company with an aggressive growth plan and led by a new management team hungry to deliver a great return for themselves and for backer Calvert Street Capital Partners. It’s also a chance to join a company doing some good for the planet.

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Tech investment shop seeks heads of origination, community

Devin Mathews

ParkerGale, a Chicago buyout shop that acquires technology companies, has openings for a head of origination, a head of community and an associate.

That’s according to Partner Devin Mathews, whose firm saw deal sourcing expert Kara (Davey) Master step down recently to become a vice president at Chicago-based Wind Point Partners.

ParkerGale closed its second fund at $375 million just over three years ago. Its team page lists 18 employees, including Partners Kristina Heinze, Mathews, Jim Milbery and Ryan Milligan.

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State Street’s Mercatus is hiring a senior director of sales: sponsored

Mercatus Inc, an innovative fintech offering an investment data management platform for the private markets, has launched a search for a senior director of sales.

You’d be joining a fast-growing company. In the wake of its acquisition by State Street Corp earlier this year, roughly 50-person Mercatus plans to double its headcount by adding junior and mid-level professionals to its all-remote workforce.

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