Campbell Lutyens officially opens Singapore office

The firm has also added an Atlas Advisors vice-president to its secondaries advisory practice in New York.

Campbell Lutyens has officially opened an office in Singapore, its second outpost in the Asia-Pacific region.

The office is already up and running with two professionals and the advisory firm and placement agent wants to hire more people, George Maltezos, a partner and co-head of Asia-Pacific told sister publication Infrastructure Investor.

“Singapore represents a strategically important market for our firm, as it strengthens our breadth and depth in the region,” Maltezos said.

The two already in place are principal Aiva Sperberga and associate Robin Seng, according to the firm’s website. Sperberga, who ranked 17th in Secondaries Investor‘s Young Guns of Secondaries Class of 2017, has been working in Singapore for Campbell Lutyens since 2013, according to her LinkedIn profile.

Since establishing a Hong Kong office in 2010, the firm’s Asia-Pacific team has grown to 15 and is advising on $7.8 billion of transactions for the region’s clients, Campbell Lutyens said in a statement announcing the opening.

Maltezos stressed the Singapore office extends the firm’s commitment to the region, focusing on primary fundraising and secondaries transactions for private equity, private debt and infrastructure.

At the same time the firm hired a vice-president to its New York secondaries advisory team, Secondaries Investor has learned. Stephen Henderson has joined the firm after spending six-year at investment bank Atlas Advisors, having started his career as an analyst with Cogent Partners in Dallas.

Earlier this year Campbell Lutyens opened offices in Chicago and Los Angeles. With the addition of Singapore, the firm operates six offices globally.

Rod James contributed to this report.