new hires
The hiring comes as several mid-market investment banks are acquiring capabilities to advise on secondaries transactions, usually focused on GP-led deals like single-asset continuation funds.
Alex Mejia is joining Baird less than 18 months after joining Goldman to advise on single- and double-asset GP-led deals.
Hollyport Capital partner promotion
The move brings the total number of partners at London-headquartered Hollyport Capital, which specialises in acquiring tail-end private equity portfolios, to eight.
The proliferation of product offerings within private equity and alternatives in the region will fuel a boon for buyers, according to Strategic Partners' global head.
Macquarie estimates there could be $50bn-$67bn of infrastructure secondaries AUM by 2025, compared with $18.6bn last year.
Goodwin hire secondaries
The firm has made five appointments and has added a further five individuals as part of its 2022 analyst programme in recent months.
Adam Freedman joins the firm following the departure earlier this year of its former compliance chief.
The departure of Jake Stuiver comes five months after that of Mike Custar, the founder of M2O's secondaries business.
Kevin Nowaskey left the investment bank two months ago, having joined in the spring, Secondaries Investor understands.
The firm is currently deploying its 2018-vintage Headway Investment Partners IV, which closed on €372m in 2019.

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