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Björn Åkerlund, Gunnar Brundin and John Hamilton have joined Lincoln International as managing directors in Stockholm. They focus on M&A in the business services, technology, consumer and industrial sectors, and were mostly recently with advisory firm Nordhaven.

Eric Anderson has been named CEO at Riata Capital Group-backed Acuity Eyecare Group. Anderson most recently served as executive vice president at Fossil Group Inc. (Nasdaq: FOSL).

Tony Armand has joined Norwest Equity Partners as an operating partner to help the firm expand its consumer, sports and outdoor investment opportunities. Armand has had a previous working relationship with Norwest through portfolio management, including serving as CEO of Shock Doctor Sports. Armand most recently served as CEO of United Sports brands.

David Bard has joined the Halifax Group's Washington D.C. office as a managing director. In his role, he will be responsible for sourcing, evaluating, executing and working with the firm’s investments. Bard was previously a principal at American Securities.

David Bartleme has joined Milwaukee-based private equity firm Borgman Capital as a managing director, where he will focus on the oil and gas and chemicals sectors. He previously worked in Shell Oil‘s corporate M&A group.

Taylor Boswell was hired by the Carlyle Group LP's (Nasdaq: CG) credit opportunities team in New York as a managing director. Carlyle's credit opportunities group invests primarily in highly-structured and privately-negotiated capital through secured loans, senior subordinated debt, mezzanine debt, convertible notes as well as common equity. Boswell was most recently with Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE: APO).

Chris Carmosino has joined Gordon Brothers as president, valuations. He was most recently with Citizens Business Capital where he led the asset-based lending unit.

Stephen DeFalco was hired by Lindsay Goldberg as a partner. He will lead the firm's efforts in enhancing operational and technological resources to support growth across portfolio companies. DeFalco is the former CEO of Crane & Co., supplier of currency paper and anti-counterfeiting technology to the U.S. government.

Michael Doppelt has rejoined middle-market private equity firm Irving Place Capital as a partner and head of fundraising. Doppelt was most recently with Lightyear Capital and was previously with Irving Place from 2005 to 2010.

Kaarli Eichhorn joined Jones Day's antitrust and competition practice in Brussels. Eichhorn is a former global executive counsel at GE (NYSE: GE), and focuses on complex, multinational mergers, antitrust and compliance.

Michael Haas has joined Latham & Watkins as a partner in New York. Most recently with Jones Day, Haas concentrates on M&A, private equity and financing in the real estate sector.

Fenton Healy was hired by Gordon Brothers to lead the firm’s new Melbourne office. Healy previously held leadership positions at Australian online retail and auction company GraysOnline.

Jeffrey Huddleston has joined Alvarez & Marsal as a managing director in Houston. Previously with Conway MacKenzie, Huddleston specializes in advising distressed companies, lenders and creditors on both in-court and out-of-court restructurings and turnarounds.

Scott Joachim and David Johanson have joined law firm Goodwin as partners. They both concentrate on private equity and M&A in the technology sector and were previously with Fenwick & West.

Scott Jones has joined Kirkland & Ellis’ Boston office as a partner. Previously with Proskauer Rose, Jones advises private equity and investment funds on complex tax issues.

Jeremy Kogler was promoted from principal to partner at New York-based Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Kogler joined Blue Wolf in 2010 and focuses on healthcare investments.

Marc Liebman was named co-head of the western region in Alvarez & Marsal's North American restructuring group. Liebman focuses on the development and implementation of strategic, financial and operating plans for over-leveraged and undercapitalized companies in both out-of-court and in chapter 11 cases.

Martin Mumford has joined Angeles Equity Partners as an operating partner, focusing on industrial services. He was most recently a principal in the consumer, industrials and services group at Oliver Wyman.

David Nelson has been hired as CFO at Marlin Equity-backed Serenova. Nelson is the former CFO of Periscope Holdings.

Jonathan Pearce and Eric Weiner have been promoted from principal to partner at Austin, Texas-based private equity firm Blue Sage Capital. They are both responsible for sourcing and executing investment opportunities, and portfolio company monitoring.

Arash Attar-Rezvani, Holger Hofmeister, Akira Kumaki, Richard Oliver and Blair Thetford have been named partners at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP. The group focuses on M&A and private equity.

David Schwartz has joined Orrick as a partner in New York. Previously with Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Schwartz focuses on M&A in the technology and life sciences sectors.

David Segre has joined Cooley as a partner in San Francisco. Most recently with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Segre focuses on M&A.

Alex Wilmot-Sitwell has been hired by Perella Weinberg as a partner in London. Sitwell was most recently the president of EMEA at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Brett Skolnik (pictured) has joined the global investment banking group of employee-owned financial services firm Baird as a managing director on the global healthcare team. Based in New York, Skolnik is covering healthcare facilities and alternate site providers, with a focus on multi-site physician and other provider groups, behavioral health and post-acute care. He joins Baird from BMO Capital Markets, where he served as managing director, responsible for the firm’s healthcare M&A practice.

Matthew Smith was hired by Perella Weinberg as a partner in London. He was most recently the head of U.K. corporate finance and advisory at Barclays.

Thierry Somma has joined Simmons & Simmons as a partner in Luxembourg. Previously with Hogan Lovells, Somma focuses on M&A and private equity.

Craig Vogelsang got hired by Baker Botts as a partner in Houston. Previously with Winston & Strawn, Vogelsang focuses on oil and gas financing and acquisitions.

Louis Susman got hired by Perella Weinberg Partners as a senior advisor. Susman previously served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James, a member of the Secretary of State’s Foreign Affairs policy board, and as vice chairman of Citigroup (NYSE: C) investment banking.

Albert Yang has joined real estate investment firm Harrison Street Real Estate Capital in London as a head of European investor relations. Previously with Barings Real Estate, Yang will be responsible for capital raising and business development in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region.

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