Hollyport Capital, the tail-end fund of funds manager, has hired Lama Al-Masri as an associate in London.
Al-Masri joined the firm in April and is focusing on deal origination, according to a spokesperson at the firm. Al-Masri also has investor relations responsibilities.
Al-Masri joins from Coleman Research Group where she conducted primary research and organised due diligence events for private equity firms and hedge funds.
Earlier this year Hollyport hired two investment professionals to also focus on deal origination within its investment team.
Hollyport’s fourth secondaries fund, Secondary Opportunities Fund IV, is a 2013 vehicle that closed at its hard cap of £75 million, above its initial £50 million target, and has acquired portfolios of legacy private assets across a range of sectors and regions, according to the spokesperson.
The fund has acquired over 100 interests in tail-end US and western European private equity funds, as well as one direct secondaries deal, Secondaries Investor reported in January.
Formed in 2006, Hollyport acquires tail-end portfolios of mature private equity assets in the secondary market, and seeks investment from institutions, family offices, endowments and sophisticated high net worth individuals, according to its website.