Coller fundraising exec joins Warburg Pincus

The secondaries firm has lost at least three professionals involved in fundraising this year, including its head of capital raising and IR and its deputy investment officer.

Coller Capital has lost another investor relations professional with a London-based fundraising executive set to join buyout firm Warburg Pincus.

Kanika Kumar
Kanika Kumar

Kanika Kumar will join the firm’s London office in July to focus on European investor relations, according to a source familiar with the matter. Kumar, who joined Coller in February 2014, left in May, according to her LinkedIn profile.

Kumar’s departure comes after the secondaries firm’s former head of capital raising and investor relations, Ashley Johansen, left in February, a week after chief executive and deputy investment officer Tim Jones resigned, as Secondaries Investor reported. The firm is currently investing out of its $7.2 billion seventh secondaries fund.

In early June, Coller announced to investors it had hired Doughty Hanson’s former chief executive Stephen Marquardt to co-lead its investor relations activities.

Warburg Pincus is currently investing out of its $13.4 billion Warburg Pincus Private Equity XII fund, which held a final close in November after six months of fundraising, according to PEI Research & Analytics.

Financial News first wrote about Kumar’s departure.

Coller Capital and Warburg Pincus declined to comment.

This story was updated to show Ashley Johansen was the former head of capital raising and investor relations, not investor relations.