Coller promotes principal to partner – exclusive

Louise Boothby, who has been at the firm since 2010, will be responsible for deal origination and execution at the firm's London office.

Coller Capital has promoted Louise Boothby to partner at its London office, Secondaries Investor has learned.

She will be responsible for deal origination and execution effective 1 January, according to a source with knowledge of the matter. Her hiring brings the number of partners at Coller to 27, according to its website.

Boothby started with the firm in 2010, joining from cross-border corporate finance advisory firm DC Advisory Partners where she was an associate. Before that, she spent three years as an associate in the securities and principal finance team at Dresdner Kleinwort, according to her LinkedIn page.

Coller has seen a number of changes at partner level over the past two years. In November, 15-year veteran Crispin Payne left to become senior vice-president at Displaydata, one of the secondaries firm’s portfolio companies.

In July Remco Haaxman in London and Eric Foran in New York were promoted to investment partner. Haaxman is a 12-year veteran of the firm while Foran has been at Coller for seven years.

At the end of 2017, Secondaries Investor revealed that Sebastien Burdel and Luca Salvato, partners who left Coller in July 2016, have launched a secondaries firm. Their Spring Bridge Partners is seeking as much as $500 million to invest in GP-led restructurings.

Yesterday, it was revealed that Coller is the preferred buyer in the GP-led process being carried out on Nordic Capital’s €4.3 billion seventh fund. The proposed transaction involves moving 10 unlisted assets with a net asset value of around €2 billion from the 2008-vintage fund into a multi-year continuation vehicle which could have a five-year term, Secondaries Investor reported.

Coller declined to comment.