Avista Capital Partners — The New York private equity firm hired Graham Whaling as an industry executive focused on energy investments. Most recently, Whaling served as CEO of Parkman Whaling LLC, an oil and gas investment banking advisory firm that he co-founded in 2007.
Hammond Kennedy Whitney & Co. Inc. (HKW) — Partners Ted Kramer, Luke Phenicie and Mike Foisy received promotions at the New York private equity firm. Kramer, who joined the firm in 2001, will serve as president and will continue sourcing deals. Phenicie, who joined HKW in 2004 and has been a partner since 2009, has been named lead transaction partner. Foisy, a partner since 2011, has been named lead operating partner.
IFM Investors — Alec Montgomery has been named global head of capital markets at the Melbourne, Australia, investment firm. In this position, he will oversee acquisition financing and asset refinancing. Julio Garcia will succeed Montgomery as head of infrastructure, North America. Both Montgomery and Garcia have been with IFM since 2008. IFM also has offices in New York, London, Berlin and Tokyo.
Quarles & Brady LLP — Andre Fiebig has joined the Milwaukee firm’s Chicago branch as a partner in the corporate services practice group. Fiebig was previously a partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP, focusing on antitrust law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and international joint ventures. Fiebig is currently an adjunct professor at Northwestern University School of Law, where he teaches M&A.
TriArtisan Capital Partners LLC — The New York merchant banking arm of Morgan Joseph TriArtisan LLC brought in 25-year retail veteran Scott Lemone. He will lead the firm’s investment and advisory services in retail. TriArtisan has advised Investcorp International Inc. in its 2013 acquisition of Paper Source Inc., as well as the firm's 2011 purchase of Sur La Table. (Investcorp owns SourceMedia, the publisher of Mergers & Acquisitions.)
WeiserMazars LLP — The New York tax and advisory services firm brought in Robert Wilson as a partner. A 30-year accounting veteran, Wilson will serve as a specialist in the firm’s water and utilities practice and will work out of the Edison, New Jersey, office. Previously, he was chief financial officer for wastewater management company Providence Service Corporation Inc. Prior positions include managing director at Grant Thornton LLP and managing director at Huron Capital.