By Michael J Moore, Bloomberg -- Gene Yoon, a managing director at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and head of private-capital investing in the Americas Special Situations Group, stepped down, according to a person briefed on the departure. Yoon’s duties will be split among colleagues in the unit, the person said, declining to be named because the departure wasn’t made public. Fortune magazine said today that Yoon will manage a $500 million private-equity fund starting in

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By Dan Primack, FORTUNE -- Goldman Sachs private equity investor hanging own shingle. -- Gene Yoon is leaving Goldman Sachs to manage a new $500 million private equity fund, Fortune has learned. Sources say that the new effort will officially launch in May, and that it will be bankrolled by a European family office. Yoon has spent more than four years running private equity for Goldman’s Americas Special Situations Group, which focuses on growth equity

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