Cebile’s US head joins Atlantic-Pacific

Steven Westerback, who had been with Cebile since 2017, has joined as a partner and head of secondaries advisory.

The US head of placement agent and secondaries advisor Cebile Capital has moved to a rival.

Steven Westerback, who joined Cebile in 2017 to lead its newly opened New York office, has joined Atlantic-Pacific Capital as a partner and head of its secondaries advisory practice, according to a statement. His role involves advising on secondaries transaction on a global basis across private equity, credit, real estate and real assets.

Westerback has more than a decade of experience in secondaries advisory and began his career in secondaries at Paul Capital Partners.

He was attracted to Atlantic-Pacific by the opportunity to build a “world-class secondary advisory business,” he said in the statement.

Atlantic-Pacific Capital entered the secondaries advisory business in 2011, Secondaries Investor reported. The strategy was run by its LP advisory group, which provided valuation services, fund cashflow projections and secondaries advisory as part of an integrated service. In recent years the firm has been active in Asia-Pacific secondaries.

Cebile Capital declined to comment on Westerback’s departure. The firm’s most senior New York-based investment professional is vice-president Michelle Jacobi, according to Cebile’s website.