• Private Funds Advisory

    The Private Funds Group brings together extensive fundraising and in-house operating experience. Through this unique combination, we seek to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the fundraising process for general partners and provide tailored advice on the development and implementation of strategic initiatives designed to improve market positioning, investor relationships, and fundraising effectiveness over the longer term. This is a unique alternative to legacy placement agency options.

  • Extensive Fundraising Experience

    With more than 140 years of collective experience, the Private Funds Group has contributed to the organization and raising of 261 funds aggregating more than $282 billion. Through this experience, we have developed a broad set of limited partner relationships across the globe. In addition, we have demonstrated a proven ability to transform these relationships into documented partnerships with investors from across the limited partner spectrum. These proven partnerships include investors ranging from the large pension and sovereign wealth funds to smaller family offices and high-net-worth individuals.

    Focus and Flexibility of a Boutique

    The Private Funds Group is operated by a focused team of industry veterans with a broad base of industry experience dating back to 1997. The team is dedicated to providing de-conflicted agency services and bespoke, client-focused solutions to a select group of general partners. We do not employ a portfolio approach to raising funds—the success of every mandate we undertake is equally important.

    Perspective and LP Relationships of a General Partner

    With extensive in-house experience at leading alternative investment management firms such as Advent International, Riverstone, and Coller Capital, the Private Funds Group has developed a differentiated perspective from that of traditional placement agents. In addition to managing a variety of traditional fundraising processes, our team members have been actively involved in the design and implementation of broader business development, sales, marketing, and investor relations activities. Through this experience, we have developed strategic relationships with limited partners and provided general partners with sustained competitive advantage.

    Private Corporate Capital Fundraising Services

    The Private Funds Group primarily focuses on private equity and private credit managers. The team seeks to provide customized solutions to address client needs, providing a range of services from selective distribution-only mandates to full-service, multi-cycle, combined fundraising and advisory mandates. In addition, the Private Funds Group has raised direct co-investment capital for general partner clients. The team has advised on 30 mandates since 2015, including follow-on fundraises and product extensions for established brands and initial fund offerings for emergent private equity firms. According to Preqin, our Private Funds Group was the leading agent for emergent private equity firms from 2015 to 2017. The team has advised on 15 emergent mandates since 2015.

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Andy Lund

Andy Lund

Managing Director
Co-Head, Private Funds Group

Cristina Forcina Westermann

Cristina Forcina Westermann

Managing Director
Co-Head, Private Funds Group

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