Ardian — The Paris private equity firm, formerly known as Axa Private Equity, appointed Tobias Gewolker as a director. Gewolker, who has more than 13 years of investment banking experience, joins Ardian's infrastructure team at the firm's headquarters. Prior to joining Ardian, Gewolker worked at DC Advisory, preceded by 4 years at Barclays Capital. He most recently advised ICON Infrastructure LLP on the $262.7 million acquisition of Firmus Energy Ltd, a provider of natural gas distribution services. Founded by Dominique Senequier, Ardian recently closed a $690 million private equity fund. Earlier in April, Ardian-backed Trescal purchased Instrument Calibration Services and Test Equipment Repair Corp., two Atlanta repair services for measurement and test equipment.

The Carlyle Group LP (Nasdaq: CG) — Jeffrey Holland joined the Washington, D.C., firm in New York as a managing director, heading up the private client group. Holland made the jump to Carlyle from Cole Real Estate Investments Inc., where he was overseeing the private capital and real estate groups as president. Holland was previously chief operating officer for U.S. retail at BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) Among the other firms he served at include Raymond James & Associates Inc., Capital Resource Advisors and McKinsey & Co.

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