Campbell Lutyens advised on $6bn of secondaries in 2015

The placement agent and global advisory firm also hired Sarah Sandstrom, a new partner in its New York office.

Campbell Lutyens, a placement agent and advisory firm, has advised on more than $6 billion of secondaries investments closed in 2015, according to the firm.

It said it completed a wide range of transactions, including the largest European GP-led liquidity offering to date, of $1.2 billion.

In the past year, Campbell Lutyens also helped raise over $12 billion of primary commitments and was involved with the final closes of Stonepeak, Everstone, ICON Infrastructure, Exponent, Holtzbrinck Ventures, Old Ironsides, Navis and I Squared Capital.

Campbell Lutyens is also expanding and has hired Sarah Sandstrom as partner in its New York office to advise clients across the range of the firm’s activities, with a particular focus on origination, project management and execution in North America.

Sarah Sandstrom
Sarah Sandstrom

Sandstrom was previously a managing director in the private fund advisory group of Lazard Frères. She had also been a partner and management committee member of Atlantic-Pacific Capital, a project manager in the private fund group at Credit Suisse and part of the investment banking division at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, the statement said.

Her hire brings the headcount in the firm’s New York office to 12, which it is planning to expand this year, according to Campbell Lutyens managing partner and chief executive Andrew Sealey.

Last summer, the firm appointed two new partners, Brian Chase and Richard von Gusovius, and three new principals, Rishi Chhabria, Chiara Magana and David Perrin, in its London and New York offices, as reported by sister publication Private Equity International.