Carlyle Group (Nasdaq: CG) — José Almeida, former CEO of Covidien plc, has joined the Washington, D.C., asset management firm as an  operating executive. Almeida oversaw the $50 billion sale of Covidien to Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) in a deal that closed in January. Almeida will provide strategic guidance and advice to Carlyle professionals and portfolio companies pertaining to the health care sector. Covidien won Mergers & Acquisitions’ Mid-Market Award for Strategic Buyer of the Year for 2012.

Citigroup Inc. — The New York investment bank reorganized its U.S. commercial banking business, and hired Murray Roos as global head of sales, equities and prime finance. Roos joins from Deutsche Bank AG, where he spent the past eight years, most recently as global co-head of prime finance and co-head of European equities. He previously worked at UBS, where he ran the Europe, Middle East & Africa index flow trading desk. Roos will join Citi's London-based office and sit on the global equities executive committee. This appointment follows the hire of Adam Hermann from UBS AG as global head of prime finance.

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