M Group was formerly owned by First Reserve, a private equity firm specialising in energy assets.
Daniele Gatti has been named CFO while Giancarlo Beraudo and Francesco Lodrini have been promoted to partner. The promotions come shortly after Ambienta closed its third fund on €635m.
Chatain has worked in private equity for more than a decade and will join an investment team of eight deal professionals.
Inflexion has closed its fifth flagship fund at £1.25bn and its second minority investments fund at £1bn. It can now invest up to £200m per deal.
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The firm launched Nordic Capital Fund IX in June last year and exceeded its initial €3.5bn target seven months later.
Investindustrial Growth has already secured its first two deals, investing in Benvic, a PVC compounding business, and home furnishings brand OKA.
Digital engineering business GlobalLogic has turnover in excess of $500m. Apax is understood to have generated a return of more than 5x.
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Keven Parker and Andy Tupholme will join NorthEdge Capital as portfolio directors, working alongside head of portfolio Ian Plumb.