Advent International — The Boston private equity firm enlisted Angelo Brisimitzakis, former chief executive of Compass Minerals International (NYSE: CMP), as a consultant. Brisimitzakis will work closely with Advent’s industrial team to identify and evaluate new investment opportunities in the chemicals and materials sector, primarily in North America.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch (NYSE: BAC) — The New York investment bank hired London-based Saba Nazar (pictured), formerly co-head of the global private equity banking group at Nomura Holdings Inc., as vice chairman of financial sponsors. Nazar came over from Nomura, which she joined in 2008 after it acquired assets of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., and served as co-head of the European financial sponsors group. Before Lehman, she worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. (NYSE: GS) for about 13 years.

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