Movers & Shakers: The Deal
JPMorgan Chase & Co. named Houston Huang head of global investment banking, China. He was covering industrial companies as a managing director at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he joined in 2011 after 11 years at China International Capital Corp.
Huang recently worked on China Railway Signal & Communication Corp.'s $1.4 billion Hong Kong initial public offering.
In London, Perella Weinberg Partners tapped Magnus J. M. Scaddan as a managing director in its advisory business, focusing on the consumer and retail sectors. Since July 2012, he was a managing director and head of consumer/retail corporate finance, Europe, Middle East & Africa at Houlihan Lokey Inc. He was also a managing director and co-head of consumer/retail investment banking, EMEA at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and subsequently at Nomura Holdings Inc. Previously, he was a managing director and head of consumer investment banking, EMEA at HSBC plc and a director in the consumer products investment banking group at Credit Suisse Group. He began his career at Wasserstein Perella.
HSBC plc appointed Rafael Moral Santiago as head of securities services for Europe and Diana Cesar as Hong Kong CEO.
Santiago will arrive in London on Dec. 1 from Deutsche Bank AG, where he worked for 13 years, most recently as global head of investor services, leading custody and clearing, fund services and agency securities lending businesses.
Cesar, who will take the new role in October, has been head of retail banking and wealth management for Hong Kong since 2011. She joined HSBC in 1999 and, just before the housing bust, was named head of deposits, mortgages and special projects, personal financial service, Asia Pacific.
Previous Hong Kong CEO Anita Fung left the firm in February. She joined HSBC in 1996.
In New York, ING Americas named Bill James and Pieter Puijpe as co-heads of structured finance, Americas. They replace Chuck O Neil, who retired on July 31. They will be on the board of ING Capital LLC and will be members of the ING Americas commercial management team and the regional management team.
James was head of telecom, media and technology finance structured finance, Americas. Puijpe was global head of TMT finance.
Dyal Capital Partners, a unit of Neuberger Berman Private Equity, made John Dyment head of its business services platform. Dyal acquires minority equity stakes in institutional alternative investment firms and provides strategic assistance to them. Dyment previously built and managed Goldman, Sachs & Co.'s capital introduction business and Deutsche Bank AG's global hedge fund capital group. After Deutsche Bank, he became chief operating officer and later president of Shumway Capital, a $9 billion multi-asset hedge fund, where he co-managed operations and trading. Dyment was most recently chief operating officer and chief compliance officer for Lutetium Capital, an event-driven credit manager.
Energy-focused private equity firm Intervale Capital added Patrick Connelly as a partner and promoted Jason Turowsky to partner. Connelly joins from SCF Partners, an energy private equity group in Houston. Before that, he was a principal at Falconhead Capital, a New York-based middle market private equity fund.
Luminate Capital Partners, investing in software and software-enabled services businesses in the middle-market, appointed Sanjay Palakshappa as a principal. He is based in San Francisco most recently worked at Thoma Bravo. He also worked in investment banking at Harris Williams & Co., specializing in mergers and acquisitions.
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP said Susanne Zuehlke joined the firm as a partner in the antitrust group in Brussels and Frankfurt. She was an antitrust partner at Latham & Watkins LLP in Brussels.
Thompson & Knight LLP welcomed partner Michael H. Peskowitz, counsel Julia Geykhman and Lauren A. Scarantino and associates Michael M. Denci and Helen T. Quigley to the firm s New York office in the real estate and banking practice. They arrive from Venable LLP.
Cole Schotz PC said David Rubenstein joined the firm's New York office as a member in its real estate department. Rubenstein is a real estate transactional attorney and joins the firm from Levitt & Boccio, where he was a partner.
Blank Rome LLP brought in Joseph E. Culleiton as a partner in the consumer finance litigation group in Pittsburgh. Culleiton focuses on class action suits in the banking, consumer finance, investment management and securities industries. He joins from Reed Smith LLP, where he was a partner.
Michael McGurk joined DLA Piper's intellectual property and technology practice as a partner in the Boston office. McGurk hails from Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP, where he was the Boston office s managing partner. Earlier, he was a patent examiner in the chemical arts for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Saban Capital Group Inc., investing in the media, entertainment and communications industry, promoted San Francisco-based Richard Yen to managing director, private equity. Yen, who joined SCG in June 2008, will continue to lead the digital media and consumer Internet investment practice.
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