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Young firm backing racing, soccer teams hires third partner

Sharon Hwang has joined MSP Sports Capital as partner and chief operating officer, giving the start-up firm a stronger foundation with which to take minority and majority stakes in sports teams, leagues and companies.

Previously chief operating officer at the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Hwang joins Partner and CEO Jeff Moorad, a long-time sports agent in the NFL and MLB, and Partner and Chairman Jahm Najafi, a sports, media, technology, consumer and real estate investor who serves as vice chairman for the NBA’s Phoenix Suns.

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MiddleGround Capital seeks a business development associate: Sponsored

MiddleGround Capital, which has rapidly grown into a fund-raising and deal-making powerhouse in the middle market, seeks to hire a business development associate to help keep its deal machine humming.

In this position you’ll cultivate relationships with investment bankers, business owners, lenders and a variety of other sources of deal flow. You’ll then tend to those relationships through regular emails, phone calls and meetings. And you’ll track interactions through DealCloud.

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The Riverside Company is hiring a director of research: sponsored

Prolific lower-mid-market investor The Riverside Company seeks a director of research to work alongside its investment and origination teams. Here’s more about the position:

The Firm: Founded in 1988, Riverside sponsors buy-and-builds in the lower middle market in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The firm has more than $14 billion in AUM. Its more than 200 employees pursue deals in business services, consumer brands, education, healthcare, software, and specialty manufacturing. Its nine fund families include ones earmarked for lower-mid-market buyouts, micro-cap deals and non-control investments.

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