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Campbell Lutyens promotes two secondaries professionals

The UK-based private equity and infrastructure advisory firm has promoted Immanuel Rubin from principal to partner and Ben Pearce from vice president to principal.

Campbell Lutyens has promoted two secondaries investment professionals in its London office, according to a statement.

Immanuel Rubin
Immanuel Rubin

Immanuel Rubin, who joined the firm in 2004, has been promoted from principal to partner. Rubin focuses on secondary transactions across the European private equity and infrastructure markets. Previously, Rubin was an analyst in the corporate finance department at ABN AMRO in London, according to the firm’s website.

Campbell Lutyens also promoted Ben Pearce from vice president to principal. Pearce advises clients on the sale of portfolios of fund and direct interests. He joined Campbell Lutyens in 2007 from Accenture where he spent three years working on strategic management consulting.

The firm also promoted Paula Langton to a partner in London focusing on project management within the fund placement team, and Natasha Farquharson to a principal focusing on investor relations with US East Coast investors in New York, according to the statement.

Campbell Lutyens structures and coordinates direct private equity and fund portfolio sales for institutions and provides fund restructuring advice on the secondaries market. Earlier this year, HSBC hired Campbell Lutyens to advise the bank on a potential sale of its ‘direct principal investments’ arm in an effort to reduce its private equity exposure. A deal was expected to value the group at roughly $1.5 billion.