Ambienta SGR — The Milan, Italy-based private equity firm appointed Nico Helling as a partner. Helling, a 20-year private equity veteran, is set to lead Ambienta’s operations out of the firm's Munich, Germany, office. He joins from Vorndran Mannheims Capital Advisors, a European middle-market firm, where he was a partner. Before that, he spent 10 years at Montagu Private Equity, overseeing deal sourcing in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Poland.

Baird — Mike Magluilo has rejoined the Milwaukee-based investment bank as a managing director on the technology and services team. In this role, Magluilo is expected to focus specifically on enterprise software, software-as-a-service and other technology-enabled services. He will be based out of Baird’s Boulder, Colorado, office. From 2004 to 2009, Magluilo worked at Baird as a senior investment banker in London, helping build the firm’s European investment banking practice. Most recently, he spent three years as a principal with Delta-v Capital, also in Boulder. There, he began investing in various technology companies, including e-commerce business Borderfree (Nasdaq: BRDR), cloud technology adviser Cloud Sherpas and Zayo Group, bandwidth infrastructure company also based in Boulder.  Earlier in his career, Magluilo was head of North American corporate development at Level 3 Communications Inc. (NYSE: LVLT).

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