The Carlyle Group has hired Wanlian Liu from Goldman Sachs to lead the firm’s growth investments in China as a managing director.
Dominik Woessner, formerly head of Greenhill Cogent’s secondary advisory business in Asia, has joined Lazard to lead the origination and execution of secondaries transactions in the region.
The Carlyle Group has promoted David Bluff, head of its buyout team in Australia and New Zealand, to partner. He was previously a managing director with the firm.
Pantheon has promoted Alex Wilmerding, who is responsible for client relationships across Asia Pacific and also sits on the regional investment team, to partner.
MBK Partners has promoted Bryan Byungsuk Min, currently the firm’s COO, to partner.
Paul McCullagh has become the first of the four founders of Australia-based buyout firm Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) to step back, swapping his managing director position for a senior advisor role.
Tim Martin, a partner at Australian middle market private equity firm Crescent Capital Partners, has departed the firm ahead of its next fundraise.
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SparkLabs Global has hired Sameer Chishty, founder and chairman of Hong Kong-based merchant bank Streeton Partners, as a venture partner for its new financial technology accelerator in the territory.
Wai Hoong Fock, who leads General Atlantic’s Southeast Asia business, has been promoted to managing director.
New Zealand Superannuation Fund has named Del Hart as head of external investments and partnerships.
Adams Street Partners has established an office in Seoul in an effort to expand access to clients and investment opportunities in the region.
Wei Zhu, formerly Standard Chartered Private Equity’s (SCPE) co-head of global private equity, has joined Accenture as its chairman for Greater China.
IFM Investors, an investment manager owned by 28 Australian superannuation funds, has opened an office in Seoul to pursue transactions in South Korea.
Diane Raposio, who leads KKR’s fundraising activities in Asia, and Jaka Prasetya, the firm’s Indonesia head, have both been promoted to partner level.
KKR has appointed David Katz, formerly deputy global head and Asia Pacific head of government relations at PayPal, as a director and head of public affairs for the region.
General Atlantic (GA) has hired Pamela Fang, formerly head of Actis' investor development group in Asia, as a managing director to lead its capital partnering efforts in Asia.
Piau-Voon Wang, who joined Chinese wealth manager Noah Holdings last year as co-CIO, will leave the firm at the end of this month.
Kewsong Lee and Glenn Youngkin will become co-CEOs of The Carlyle Group as the firm’s three co-founders, William Conway, Daniel D’Aniello and David Rubenstein, scale back their involvement.
Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) will open an office in Singapore in January, adding to an Asia presence that already includes a base in Sydney.
Fiona Mackenzie (pictured), the head of external investments and partnerships at New Zealand Superannuation Fund, is leaving to join First NZ Capital (FNZC).
Bala Srinivasa and Prashant Aluru, partners at Indian early-stage venture capital firm Kalaari Capital, have left the firm to pursue other opportunities.
KKR has appointed David Lang (pictured), previously a partner and founding member at Pamplona Capital Management, as a partner-level executive in its Sydney office. He will start work in early 2018.