Barnes & Thornburg LLP — The Indianapolis-based law firm named David Vander Haar a partner in the corporate department of the Minneapolis office. Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Vander Haar was a partner at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP. He specializes in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings and reorganizations.

CastleOak Securities LP — Reginald Hollinger has joined the New York-based financial advisory firm as a managing director in investment banking. Hollinger, a board member of Miami-based consumer products company Fuse Science Inc. (OTCMKTS: DROP), was previously a managing director at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Inc. Before that, he co-founded Quetzal, a private equity partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM). Previous roles also include managing director at Chase Securities Inc. and principal at Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS).

K&L Gates — The law firm's Sydney office gained Tom Lennox. He joins K&L from Squire Patton Boggs as a partner in the banking and asset finance practice. A 30-year M&A veteran, Lennox specializes in debt funding matters related to deals in a variety of sectors, including shipping, real estate and aviation. He has worked in private practice in Australia, Europe, and Asia as well as served as general counsel and company secretary for a global financial services business.

KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. — The investment banking arm of Cleveland-based KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY) hired James Kim as a director. Based in New York, Kim will bring more than eight years of public finance experience with a focus on higher education and academic medical centers. Prior to joining KeyBanc, Kim worked as a director at Barclays Capital (NYSE: BCS). Before that, he worked at Banc of America Securities, on the public finance team.   

Kirkland & Ellis LLP — Matthew Pacey will join the firm as a partner in the Houston office. He regularly represents private equity-backed companies in connection with initial public offerings, particularly in the oil field service sector. He was previously a partner in the Houston office of Vinson & Elkins.

Macquarie Capital — The capital markets arm of Sydney, Australia-based Macquarie Group (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY) appointed Larry Handen as a senior managing director, focusing on growth companies. Handen brings more than 25 years of experience in the technology services industries as a principal investor, operator and consultant. He joins Macquarie from Insight Venture Partners, where he served as managing director. Prior to that, Handen held leadership positions at UBS Capital and PwC.

NewOak Capital Markets LLC — Triet Nguyen has joined the New York advisory firm as a managing director in its corporate and municipal credit solutions group. Nguyen will assist in building out NewOak's capabilities. Most recently, he served as managing partner of Axios Advisors LLC, an independent advisory firm he founded in 2002. Prior to that, he was a senior vice president at B.C. Ziegler. From 2004 to 2008, he was a managing partner at Saybrook Capital LLC.

Paul Hastings LLP — Peter Schwartz will join the London office as a partner in the corporate practice.  Schwartz will join the firm from Milbank Tweed Hadley and McCoy, where he was a partner on the firm's global securities team. Schwartz specializes in high-yield bonds, leveraged loans and general securities advice, including both debt and equity capital markets products.

William Blair & Co. — The Chicago investment bank has opened new offices in Texas, as well as in Michigan. Managing director Ajay Thomas, who has been with Milwaukee-based company Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc., agreed to lead the firm’s public finance investment banking department out of Austin, Texas. Joining him there are directors Kirk London and David Tiffin, as well as vice president Peter Lamar. Joining the San Antonio office is director John Hall. Separately, William Blair has built a Detroit office around the hiring of Brodie Killian as a director in the firm’s public finance department.

Westshore Capital Partners — The Tampa, Florida private equity firm added Michael Sullivan as a vice president. He was an investment banker at Cross Keys Capital and a member of the corporate development and mergers/acquisitions group at aerospace and defense company Rockwell Collins Inc.

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