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PJT bulks up with Credit Suisse, Aviditi hires

Appointments follow those of executives from Morgan Stanley, Greenhill and Goldman Sachs in the last six months.

PJT Park Hill has continued to expand its London-based team with the hire of two advisory professionals from Credit Suisse and Aviditi Advisors.

Imran Hameed and Adam Kashani have both joined the investment bank’s secondary advisory group, according to three sources familiar with the matter. The appointments follow that of Collin Zych from Greenhill and Debra Kelsall from Goldman Sachs in the last six months, as Secondaries Investor reported.

Hameed joins after two years at Credit Suisse’s private fund group in New York, where he was a director. His prior experience includes Mercury Capital Advisors where he was a partner and Rothschild, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Kashani spent a year at Aviditi in London and was previously at Lazard, his LinkedIn profile shows.

Secondaries Investor reported in January that PJT had hired Jolie Chow, a decade-long veteran of Morgan Stanley, to head up its Asia-Pacific operations as a managing director based in the firm’s Hong Kong office.

PJT’s secondaries unit is led by David Perdue globally from New York and Johanna Lottmann in London for Europe. The firm advised on $14.5 billion-worth of secondaries deals in 2019 – the most recent year for which data is available – according to the Secondaries Investor Advisory Survey 2020.

Spokespeople for PJT Park Hill and Credit Suisse declined to comment. Aviditi did not return a request for comment.