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If At First You Don’t Succeed… Nobel Winners Who Faced Early Rejection

In literature, some of the most celebrated writers were once considered too strange, too limited or just too boring. Several publishers turned down Toni Morrison’s first novel, “The Bluest Eye,” and she was chastised for years by white critics for focusing too much on black characters. – Washington Post (AP)
Tags: PEOPLE, 10.15.19

Focus on talent during due diligence  

In one of their more comical endeavors, Kramer and Newman of Seinfeld fame decide one day to reverse the peepholes on their apartment doors, allowing anyone who so chooses to have a clear look inside. Kramer boldly proclaims, “If somebody wants to help themselves to an eyeful, we say ‘enjoy the show!’” If only it was that easy for PE deal teams trying to get a peep into the capabilities of an investment target’s management team and even the organization itself. Gaining even a cursory assessment ...
Tags: PE Deals, People

Elsewhere Partners recruits Stephens as CTO

Elsewhere Partners has named Josh Stephens as chief technology officer. Stephens has been an adviser to the growth-stage venture firm since 2015. PRESS RELEASE AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Elsewhere Partners today announced the appointment of software industry veteran Josh Stephens as CTO, a new role created to both support Elsewhere’s investment pipeline and provide portfolio companies operational and domain expertise beyond capital investment. Stephens has been an Elsewhere Operating Advisor ...
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Pacido Domingo’s Career Continues Apace In Europe

In contrast to the United States, so far no theater in Europe, where the #MeToo movement has had little impact, has canceled any of the singer’s planned performances on calendars running through the fall of 2020. In continuing the performances, European venues have cited an absence of allegations in their venues, the lack of a judicial case against him and the singer’s well-known affability and undeniable popularity. – Yahoo! (AP)
Tags: PEOPLE, 10.12.19

Houlihan Lokey hires MD and VP

Houlihan Lokey has named Jerome Brown and Austin Smith as managing director and vice president, respectively. Both are based in New York. Prior to joining Houlihan Lokey, Brown and Smith worked at JMP Securities. Smith is rejoining Houlihan Lokey as a vice president in the healthcare group. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK– October 15, 2019 – Houlihan Lokey, Inc. (NYSE:HLI), the global investment bank, has made two additions to the firm’s Healthcare Group in New York that substantially expand the firm’s h...
Tags: People, HLI

VHP promotes Fisher to partner

Varsity Healthcare Partners has promoted Michael Fisher to partner. Fisher joined the healthcare services-focused lower middle-market private equity firm in 2016. PRESS RELEASE LOS ANGELES & STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Varsity Healthcare Partners (“VHP”), a leading lower middle-market private equity firm focused on healthcare services, announced today the promotion of Michael Fisher to Partner, which follows the final close of Varsity Healthcare Partners III with total capital commitments of...
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Musician John Cohen Of New Lost City Ramblers Dead At 87

“[He] was distinguished in at least three fields. As a photographer in the 1950s and ’60s he made memorable images of contemporary American writers and painters, and of the young Bob Dylan soon after the singer’s arrival in New York. As a film-making musicologist he documented traditional arts in the American South and in Peru. And as a musician, particularly as a founder member of the New Lost City Ramblers, he had an incalculable influence on the American folk revival and all that followed.” ...
Tags: PEOPLE, 10.14.19

Harold Bloom, Bestselling And Controversial Literary Critic, Dead At 89

“From a vaunted perch at Yale, he flew in the face of almost every trend in the literary criticism of his day. Chiefly he argued for the literary superiority of the Western giants like Shakespeare, Chaucer and Kafka — all of them white and male, his own critics pointed out — over writers favored by what he called ‘the School of Resentment,’ by which he meant multiculturalists, feminists, Marxists, neoconservatives and others whom he saw as betraying literature’s essential purpose.” – The New Yo...
Tags: PEOPLE, 10.14.19

People From Around The World Edited These Man And Woman Headshots To Look Trendy In Their Country

Have you ever wondered what you might look like and dress like if you lived in a different part of the world? The way you look now is almost certainly influenced by the culture and trends of where you live, even if you would hardly class yourself as a dedicated follower of fashion. To find out how differently people all around the world style themselves, Groom+Style sent generic headshots of a man...
Tags: Inspirations, Culture, People, Photoshop, World

Express FM to host 48-hour radio broadcast for charity

Express FM’s station producer and breakfast host, Mason Jordan, has taken on the challenge of a 48-hour radio broadcast in aid of local charities. He’s aiming to raise at least £1,500 to split equally between three charities – All Call Signs, Pompey in the Community, and The Portsmouth Hospitals Charity. A team of producers will be supporting Mason over the 48-hour show, which will take place from the 30th of October to the 1st of November. Miles Henson, Station Director, Express FM, said: “I...
Tags: People, Radio, Pompey, Mason, Community Radio, Mason Jordan, Express Fm, Portsmouth Hospitals Charity, Miles Henson Station Director Express FM, Great Waterfront City

Pelion recruits Kearl as MD

Pelion Venture Partners, an early-stage venture firm, has named Jeff Kearl as a managing director. Kearl is a co-founder and former CEO of Stance. PRESS RELEASE SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Pelion Venture Partners, an early stage venture capital firm, announced the addition of Jeff Kearl as managing director. Kearl co-founded Stance in 2009 and was its CEO from inception until joining Pelion this month. Alongside his decades of entrepreneurial experience at Stance and other notab...
Tags: Utah, Trends, Hp, People, Josh James, Southern California, Jeff, Orange County California, Pelion Venture Partners, Kearl, Pelion, Logoworks, Jeff Kearl, Kearl Pelion, Blake Modersitzki Pelion, United States Pelion

PE-backed Sciens buys SmartWatch

Sciens Building Solutions, which is backed by Huron Capital, has acquired Mount Dora, Florida-based SmartWatch, a security, fire alarm and sound integrator serving Orlando and the Central Florida area. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE Detroit, MI – October 14, 2019 – Huron Capital today announced its fire detection and integrated solutions ExecFactor® platform, Sciens Building Solutions (“Sciens”), has acquired Mount Dora, Florida-based fire, security and sound firm SmartWatch Se...
Tags: Florida, Trends, People, Orlando, San Francisco California, Central Florida, Business Services, PE, Huron Capital, Detroit Huron Capital, Sciens, Sciens Building Solutions, Danielle Lalli, Terry Heath Sciens, North America Huron Capital, Mount Dora Florida

Invest Europe names CEO

Invest Europe, an association representing Europe’s private equity, venture capital and infrastructure sectors, as well as their investors, has named Eric de Montgolfier as CEO. Previously, he worked at Gimv where he was partner and head of Gimv France. PRESS RELEASE Brussels, Belgium – 14 October 2019 Invest Europe has appointed Eric de Montgolfier as new CEO to lead the world’s largest association of private capital providers and investors. De Montgolfier will take the helm at Invest Europe, t...
Tags: Europe, France, Trends, European Union, People, Brussels, Parliament, Eric, Brussels Belgium, Michael Collins, Euronext, Astorg, Gimv, Invest Europe, Eric de Montgolfier, Gimv France PRESS

Ovation Fertility hires new VP

Ovation Fertility, a provider of fertility lab services, has named Ian Koons as vice president of physician partnerships. Previously, Koons worked at Advantia Health. Ovation Fertility is backed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners. PRESS RELEASE LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) OCTOBER 14, 2019 Ovation® Fertility has hired healthcare mergers and acquisitions expert Ian Koons to fill a newly created role as vice president of physician partnerships, responsible for identifying and executing on IVF laboratory ac...
Tags: Virginia, America, Los Angeles, Trends, People, Koons, PRWEB, Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, Ovation, Nate Snyder, Ian Koons, Advantia Health Ovation Fertility, Morgan Stanley Capital Partners PRESS, Advantia Health, Patient Ready Clinicians

Spindletop adds to advisory board

Spindletop Capital Management added James H. Henry to its advisory board. Recently, Henry was managing partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers in the San Francisco area. PRESS RELEASE AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Spindletop Capital Management, a healthcare-focused growth equity firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of James (Jim) H. Henry to the Spindletop Advisory Board. Jim joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1981 and was admitted to the partnership in 1991. Most recently, Jim was...
Tags: Texas, San Francisco, Trends, People, Davos, Healthcare, Blackrock, Henry, Jim, Larry Fink, Spindletop, Spindletop Capital, Spindletop Capital Management, Evan Melrose, Based in Austin Spindletop, James H Henry

Macquarie beefs up team with new appointments

Macquarie Capital has named Vincent Repaci as managing director and head of a new asset-based finance group. Previously, he worked at UBS. Also, the firm has appointed Matthew Magnuson as a managing director and head of credit analytics. And, Chad Hersch has been named a credit trader and senior vice president and Jodi Joskowitz as a senior vice president and credit salesperson. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Macquarie Capital, the corporate advisory, capital markets and principal invest...
Tags: Europe, Trends, People, Ubs, North America, Macquarie, EMEA, Macquarie Capital, Loews Corporation, Mark Buchanan, Oliver Bradley, Simon Russell, Macquarie Capital Macquarie Capital, Macquarie Group ASX, Chris Rutherford, Magnus Scaddan

Robert Forster, Oscar Nominee For ‘Jackie Brown,’ Has Died At 78

Forster started strong but faded and had a hard time finding work for decades. But “the drought ended with a chance encounter with Tarantino at a West Hollywood coffee shop where Forster regularly had breakfast. Tarantino told him he was writing an adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s Rum Punch, which would become Jackie Brown, and asked Forster to read the book.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, People, Tarantino, West Hollywood, Jackie Brown, Forster, Elmore Leonard, 10.11.19, Robert Forster Oscar

PE-backed Biocare taps Barthelemy as exec chair

Biocare Medical, a developer of immunohistochemistry and molecular reagents and instrumentation, has appointed Nicolas Barthelemy as executive chairman. He’s a former CEO and president of Biotheranostics. Biocare is a portfolio company of Excellere Partners. PRESS RELEASE PACHECO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Biocare Medical (“Biocare”), a leading developer of world-class immunohistochemistry (“IHC”) and molecular reagents and instrumentation, announced today the appointment of Nicolas Barthelemy as E...
Tags: Trends, People, Denver, Nicolas, Biogen, IHC, PE, Barthelemy, Life Technologies, Excellere Partners, Biocare, Ryan Glaws Partner, Excellere, Pacheco CA, Nicolas Barthelemy, Biotheranostics Biocare

How David Hockney Self-Promoted Himself Into The Art World When He Was Young

Hockney, as a brash young artist in the 1960s, made some bold moves. “In the previously unknown letter, scrawled by Hockney while he was studying at the Royal College of Art in London, the 23-year-old brazenly adopts the tone of an established artist and invites Helen Kapp, the curator of the Wakefield gallery, to see his work as if she were an old friend.” – The Observer (UK)
Tags: Art, London, People, David Hockney, Royal College of Art, Wakefield, Hockney, 10.12.19, Helen Kapp

Belingard named CD&R operating adviser

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice said Oct. 14 that Jean-Luc Belingard was named an operating adviser to CD&R funds. Belingard was previously chairman and CEO of bioMérieux and Ipsen Group, and CEO of Roche Diagnostics. PRESS RELEASE   Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Expands European Healthcare Team with Appointment of Jean-Luc Belingard, former CEO of bioMérieux, Ipsen, and Roche Diagnostics, as an Operating Advisor to its Funds ___________________________________________________________   NEW YORK and LONDON...
Tags: Europe, New York, London, Trends, People, Healthcare, North America, Cornell University, David Novak, Ipsen, Clayton Dubilier Rice, HEC, Jean Luc, Roche Diagnostics, Eric Rouzier, Jean Luc Belingard

Invest Europe taps de Montgolfier as CEO

Eric de Montgolfier was named CEO of Invest Europe. Most recently, de Montgolfier worked at Brussels-listed investment manager Gimv. PRESS RELEASE Eric de Montgolfier appointed as new Invest Europe CEO De Montgolfier joins from European investment firm Gimv where he led French operations Brings over 30 years’ experience as private equity investment professional to CEO role Brussels, Belgium – 14 October 2019 Invest Europe has appointed Eric de Montgolfier as new CEO to lead the world’s largest...
Tags: Europe, France, Trends, European Union, People, Brussels, Parliament, Eric, Brussels Belgium, Michael Collins, Euronext, Astorg, Gimv, Invest Europe, Eric de Montgolfier, De Montgolfier

John Giorno, Who Starred In The Andy Warhol Movie ‘Sleep’ And Tried To Move Poetry Off The Page, Has Died At 82

Giorno wanted more for poetry than simply the page, good as that is. He “turned to the world of art and the mechanisms of mass media to shake poetry loose from the page and embed it more deeply in the fabric of everyday life.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Andy Warhol, John Giorno, Giorno, 10.13.19

Performance Artist Carlos Celdran Has Died In Exile At 46

Celdran was arrested and convicted in the Philippines for a dramatic performance protest, and he fled to Spain to escape his sentence. Celdran, who led walking tours all over Manila that he turned into plays, “had a charm that appealed as much to people in Manila’s glitzy hotels as to people in the slums, where his friends included cigarette vendors and drivers of the horse-drawn carts that plied the tourist neighborhoods.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, 10.11.19

When A Star Stares Right Back

Why did The Washington Post reviewer (and the now-infamous headline writer) have such a hard time dealing with singer Debbie Harry’s memoir? Perhaps because “she always comes off as tough and matter-of-fact and New York–y,” and the Post reviewer wanted a lot more. – The Atlantic
Tags: Art, People, 10.12.19

Meet The Eton-Educated, Non-Binary British Iraqi Draq Queen

Amrou Al-Kadhi: “When I started doing drag, it felt like the ultimate rejection of everything I was taught in the Middle East. … I felt like I was lying. I was trying to live out things that I didn’t actually believe about myself. Everyone was looking to me as this voice of liberation. And I just wasn’t that … Whenever the drag came off, I would have a nervous breakdown.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, People, Middle East, 10.09.19, Amrou Al Kadhi

Advent appoints McNeill as advisory partner

Advent International has named Jon McNeill as an advisory partner. McNeill is the former chief operating officer of Lyft Inc and ex-president of global sales, marketing, delivery and service at Tesla Motors Inc. PRESS RELEASE PALO ALTO and BOSTON, October 11, 2019 – Advent International, one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors, today announced that it has engaged Jon McNeill, former Chief Operating Officer of Lyft Inc. and former President of Global Sales, Marketi...
Tags: Asia, Boston, Trends, People, Lulu, Tesla Motors, Advent, McNeill, Tesla Motors Inc, Lyft Inc, Bain Company, Palo Alto California, GPE, Tru, Bryan Taylor, Jon McNeill

CD&R recruits Killmer as partner

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice has named Björn Killmer as a partner. Previously, he was co-head of Triton Partners‘ energy and resources team. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE LONDON and NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Clayton, Dubilier & Rice announced today that it has appointed Björn Killmer as a Partner. Mr. Killmer is based in the Firm’s London office. Mr Killmer joins a CD&R investment team that has sourced investments in 16 European headquartered companies over the past t...
Tags: Europe, New York, London, Trends, People, Goldman Sachs, Triton, Bjorn, Clayton Dubilier Rice, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Energy Resources, David A Novak, Killmer, Björn Killmer, Triton Partners

Why Mark Bradford Is One Of The Most Important Artists Of Our Time

For example: “There’s nothing revolutionary about an artist creating a foundation. But the nonprofits set up by Andy Warhol, Joan Mitchell and Robert Rauschenberg, to name three, were created to launch after the artist’s death. Bradford, 57, founded Art + Practice for immediate impact. He provides as much of the organization’s $1 million annual budget as needed. And he does it his way, generally declining grants so that the nonprofit can remain independent and flexible.” – Washington Post...
Tags: Art, People, Bradford, Mark Bradford, Robert Rauschenberg, SJ, 10.10.19, Andy Warhol Joan Mitchell

Ciaran Carson, Poet Who Captured Belfast, Dead At 70

“With a rich accumulation of poems, metafictions and other unclassifiable prose works, … he superimposed a psychic overlay on the city’s mundane streets and terraces, its feuds and factions, the aggravations and atrocities of the bloody 30-year Troubles.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, People, Belfast, 10.06.19, Ciaran Carson

PE-backed CRA expands board with new addition

CyberRisk Alliance, a business intelligence company focused on the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace, has added Malcolm Harkins to its board of directors. CyberRisk Alliance is backed by Growth Catalyst Partners. PRESS RELEASE New York, NY, October 10, 2019 — CyberRisk Alliance (“CRA”), a business intelligence company serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace, today announced the appointment of cybersecurity expert Malcolm Harkins to its board ...
Tags: Trends, People, Computerworld, Portland Oregon, Federal Trade Commission, New York Ny, House Senate, Scott Peters, Harkins, Malcolm, CRA, PE, Evanta, GCP, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology, Jim TenBroek