Credit Suisse hires ex-Evercore MD – exclusive

Sameer Shamsi, who left the advisory firm in March, has joined the investment bank's private fund group in New York, Secondaries Investor has learned.

Credit Suisse has appointed a former Evercore secondaries professional in its New York office, Secondaries Investor has learned.

Sameer Shamsi joined the investment bank’s private fund group as a director in December, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

Shamsi left Evercore in March where he was most recently a managing director, as Secondaries Investor reported. Shamsi joined Evercore in 2013 from UBS and worked on sales of portfolios of direct interests, fund and GP restructurings, and stapled deals, according to his Linkedin profile.

Credit Suisse lost its global head of secondaries advisory, Mike Custar, in January. He was replaced by Mark McDonald, who left to rebuild Deutsche Asset Management’s secondaries team in November.

The bank’s secondaries advisory team includes directors Chris Areson, who assumed responsibility for the Americas when McDonald left, and Jonathan Abecassis, who now heads EMEA and Asia. The secondaries advisory unit is part of the private fund group, which is led by Michael Murphy and Kevin Naughton.

Credit Suisse declined to comment.