Akerman LLP — The law firm announced that William Spratt has joined as a partner in the healthcare practice group in Miami. Spratt specializes in healthcare, spending roughly 25-years representing clients on governance, compliance and transactional issues. He has advised both large strategic buyers, as well as private equity firms. Spratt joins Akerman from K&L Gates LLP.

Altius Holdings Ltd. — The parent company of Altius Associates Ltd. has appointed Joseph Crumbling, a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group Inc., to the board of directors. Crumbling, who joined T. Rowe Price in 1993, previously served as a general manager in the company’s third party distribution division as well as within the investment operations unit. Before that, he was director of operations for the Baltimore and Harrisburg offices of accounting firm Coopers and Lybrand, which merged with PwC in 1998. Crumbling then spent three years as a senior accountant with PwC.

Arsenal Capital Partners — The firm has hired Shawn Abrams as an operating partner in the firm’s specialty industrials group. Previously, Abrams worked at Grace Catalysts Technologies where he served as president. Based in New York, Arsenal Capital Partner is a private equity firm that focuses on middle-market specialty industrial and healthcare companies.

GE Antares Capital — The Chicago lending firm announced that Richard Kinlough has joined as managing director in Toronto. He brings more than 20 years of financing experience, and joins after founding and leading Canadian sponsor coverage team of CIT Group Inc. (NYSE:CIT).

KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. — The corporate and investment banking arm of Cleveland-based KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) hired Walter Oh (pictured) as a managing director in its healthcare group. Oh brings more than a decade of investment banking experience in the healthcare sector. He will be based in New York. 

Piper Jaffray — The Minneapolis-based investment firm has appointed a banking team led by Janica Lane and Brian Smith to “strengthen its consumer investment banking franchise.” Both Lane and Smith join Piper Jaffray from Partnership Capital Growth. The group will be based in the firm’s San Francisco office and start on December 31, 2013.

Pritzker Group Private Capital — The Chicago private equity firm has expanded its healthcare team. Michael Dal Bello, former managing director with Blackstone Group, joins the firm as healthcare investment partner while Michael Lynch, a former Cardinal Health Inc. (NYSE:CAH) executive, joins as healthcare operating partner. Dal Bello and Lynch have the mandate to source, invest in and oversee Pritzker’s healthcare portfolio companies. During Dal Bello’s tenure at Blackstone, he aided in the sourcing and investing of about 13 transactions within the healthcare and insurance sectors. He also served on ten corporate boards, working with management teams to drive value through operational improvements, acquisitions and divestitures. Dal Bello will be based in Pritzker Group’s Los Angeles office. Lynch most recently served as chief executive officer of Cardinal Health’s medical segment. Lynch’s experience with medical products manufacturing spans roughly 28 years. He will bes based in Pritzker’s Chicago headquarters.

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