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Carlyle makes 34 global appointments

The Carlyle Group has promoted eight professionals to managing director in its US offices in a bout of global appointments.

The Carlyle Group has promoted 34 professionals to senior positions, including 16 to managing director from director or principal and 18 to principal or director from vice president or associate director. 
 

New York, New York: three of eight promotions in the US

In London, Colin Atkins is being promoted to managing director of European leveraged finance, while Michael Wand is being promoted to managing director of Europe technology.

In Paris, Marc Demumieux becomes managing director of Europe real estate with Catherine Simoni.
 
One appointment is being made in the Barcelona office, as Alex Wagenberg becomes managing director of Europe buyouts.

In New York, Eliot Merrill and Stephen Owens are being promoted to managing directors of US buyouts.  Merrill will focus on telecoms and media while Owens will work in the consumer and retail sectors.  Also in New York, Michael Steward becomes managing director of Carlyle Strategic Partners, Carlyle’s distressed securities arm.

The Denver, real estate office receives two more managing directors in David Daniel and Thomas Ray.

In Washington, DC, Charlie Moore is being appointed as managing director of US venture and growth capital, while Lori Sabet becomes managing director of investor services and human resources.
 
One appointment is being made in the San Francisco office, as Brent Whisenant becomes managing director of US venture and growth capital.

Two promotions are being made in the Japan buyout office in Tokyo as Masato Marumo and Takaomi Tomioka become managing directors.

Yi Luo, who is being appointed to managing director of Asia buyouts, is the only promotion in Shanghai.

Last month Luis Téllez, who became a managing director in Carlyle’s Mexico City office in 2003 and helped co-lead the office, left the firm to become secretary of communications and transportation under Mexican President Felipe Calderon.

Also in December, a consortium including Carlyle/Riverstone and private equity firms Quantum Energy Partners and Lime Rock Partners committed $470 million to Vantage Energy, an oil and gas company based in Denver, Vantage said in a statement.