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Campbell Lutyens mints senior secondaries professionals in promote wave

The advisory firm has promoted two partners and three managing directors across its London, New York and Chicago offices.

Campbell Lutyens has promoted a handful of secondaries-focused professionals amid five senior promotes across its London, New York and Chicago offices.

The advisory firm and placement agent has promoted Guillermo Marroquin, based in its Chicago office, to partner. Marroquin joined the firm in 2018 to lead the infrastructure and real assets practice in North America, contributing to fund placement and secondaries advisory, according to a statement.

In the infrastructure industry, Campbell Lutyens has advised on fundraising for the likes of Stonepeak Global Renewables Fund and the John Hancock Infrastructure Fund, according to the release.

Secondaries-focused Ana Dicu and Stephen Henderson were also promoted to managing director, according to the statement. Dicu, based in London, has been with the firm for five years advising on secondaries transactions, principally in Europe. Henderson, who has been in the firm’s New York office since 2018, advises on secondaries transactions in North America.

Jeffrey Griffiths was also promoted to partner, and Karim Boueiz was promoted to managing director. Both are London-based. Griffiths, who has been with the firm since 2016, co-leads the firms private credit practice alongside Richard von Gusovius. He has advised private credit managers including Benefit Street Partners, Apera, Kartesia and White Oak. Boueiz joined the firm in 2018 and is a member of the fund placement team with a focus on investor relationships in France, the Middle East and southern Europe.

Last month, the firm made a principal level hire in the way of former Origami Capital Partners partner Darren O’Brien to bolster its North American secondaries practice, Secondaries Investor reported.

These promotions come as the talent war in secondaries, particularly in the advisory world, remains intense. Last week, advisory firm Duff & Phelps made its third hire in a year as it rebuilds its secondaries practice with an eye towards credit and infrastructure.

The week prior, Triago lost two senior professionals in its secondaries advisory group, with one, managing director David Markson, going to Evercore‘s secondary team, while the other, partner James Fish, is still in the wind. Triago said it has hired Michael Pilson as a partner and Marc Fitorre as a principal on the secondaries advisory team to plug the gaps.

Other groups that have recently bolstered their secondaries-focused personnel through promotions or hiring include Whitehorse Liquidity Partners, Northleaf Capital Partners, Rede Partners, Debevoise & Plimpton and Kirkland & Ellis, to name a few.