CCMP Capital Advisors LLC — The New York private equity firm appointed Jim Gentilcore to be an adviser, focusing on industrial investment opportunities across North America, as well as in Europe. He was most recently chief executive of former CCMP portfolio company Edwards Group plc, which was recently sold to Atlas Copco AB for $1.6 billion. Nick Rose, the former chairman of Edwards Group, also recently joined CCMP as an adviser.
Covington & Burling LLP — The Washington, D.C., law firm brought in Shara Aranoff, former commissioner of the U.S. International Trade Commission. She joins Covington & Burling as of counsel in the firm’s intellectual property and international trade practices. Aranoff, who was nominated to the commission by President George W. Bush in 2005, will assist clients with their global intellectual property and trade concerns. Before the commission, she served as senior international trade counsel on the Democratic staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, where she was responsible for legislative and policy issues on international trade and investment, including the Trade Act of 2002 and negotiations involving the World Trade Organization.
K&L Gates LLP — Legal adviser Nicola Di Giovanni has jumped from Baker & McKenzie in Paris over to K&L Gates, also in Paris. He joins the law firm as a partner, focusing on corporate matters including mergers, acquisitions, private equity deals, restructurings and bankruptcy. Prior to Baker & McKenszie, he was a partner in the Paris and London offices of Linklaters.
Otterbourg PC — John Hanley has joined the New York law firm as a member in the corporate group, focusing on the leveraged loan market. He comes to Otterbourg from Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP, where he was a partner.
Perella Weinberg Partners — Paul Weisenfeld has joined the financial services firm in its New York headquarters as a partner. He will work within the firm's asset management business and oversee all expansion efforts of Perella’s retail investments. Weisenfeld, who comes to Perella from Morgan Stanley Wealth Management where he was managing director, will report to Sandra Haas, deputy head of asset management.
UBS AG — Ros Stephenson is leaving Barclays plc to become managing director and global chairwoman of corporate client solutions (CCS) at UBS. She will join the investment bank as head of CCS Americas and report to chief executive Andrea Orcel. Before Barclays, Stephenson was with Lehman Brothers, where she was a founder of the financial sponsors group, which she led for 10 years. She went on to be co-head of corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions when she joined Barclays through the Lehman Brothers acquisition in 2008. From there, she became chairwoman of the investment banking practice.