Ex-Audax execs acquire first platform; to hire one to two associates

Two rainmakers who spent more than a dozen years as colleagues at Audax Private Equity have joined forces to close their first platform investment. And they look forward to additional firsts: their first associate hires, their first Boston office, and their first committed fund.

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Big Moves: SkyKnight Capital, Pantheon, Haven Capital Partners

The following Big Move! items appeared in the March 22 edition of Private Equity Career News:

Pierce Coticchia joins San Francisco-based buyout firm SkyKnight Capital as principal of business development and capital markets, according to his Linkedin profile. Coticchia most recently served as director of business development and capital markets at Altamont Capital Partners.

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Charlesbank, Beach Point hire senior talent execs

Buyout firm Charlesbank Capital Partners and credit shopBeach Point Capital  Management have hired new senior talent executives, the latest moves by PE firms to strengthen their talent leadership ranks. Both firms employ teams of more than 160 people.

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Tally of diverse firms in United States soars toward 1,000

The number of women and minority-owned private equity and venture capital firms in the United States has grown rapidly in recent years, to more than 900.

Still, they tend to have subdued fundraising ambitions compared with the larger market. They seek just 6 percent of the total pool of money targeted by all PE and VC firms.

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San Francisco pension seeks private credit manager as similar openings proliferate elsewhere

The San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System has opened a search for a senior portfolio manager of private credit as it expands its private credit portfolio.

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Big Moves: Hunter Point Capital, AEA Investors, Blue Wolf Capital

The following Big Move! items appeared in the March 15 edition of Private Equity Career News:

Conway Bate advances to global head of capital formation at New York City-based GP stakes investor Hunter Point Capital, according to her Linkedin profile. Bate joined the firm in 2022 after serving as managing director at buyout firm Onex.

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Big Moves: Arsenal Capital, GenNx360 Capital, CD&R

The following Big Move items appeared in the March 8 free edition of Private Equity Career News:

Dimitris Agrafiotis joins New York City-based buyout firm Arsenal Capital Partners as partner and director, according to his Linkedin profile. Agrafiotis previously served as chief digital officer at Generate Biomedicines.

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