Secondaries fundraisers make PEI rainmakers list

Coller Capital, Park Hill and Campbell Lutyens are among the firms featured on PEI's list of the 50 best fundraisers in private equity.

A handful of well-known secondaries professionals have made it onto the Rainmaker 50, Private Equity International‘s list of the most influential fundraisers.

Among those included are Pablo de la Infiesta, who joined Moelis & Company last summer as head of the private funds advisory group in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He spent more than 10 years at Lazard, where he headed up the EMEA private capital advisory group focusing on capital raising and secondaries, among other advisory services.

He’s joined by Remy Kawkabani, who at the start of 2018 was appointed a partner at Coller Capital, joining from Siguler Guff. As European private funds head at investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in 2000, he was instrumental in the successful £1.1 billion ($1.6 billion; €1.3 billion) acquisition of Royal Bank of Scotland’s private equity portfolio by a Coller-led consortium, one of the first secondaries deals of note.

Among the other names to have done significant work in secondaries are Credit Suisse’s Michael Murphy, who helped raise some of the first funds in the strategy, and Blackstone’s Michael Sotirhos, who has worked on Strategic Partners’ successful fundraisings.

Founding members of Park Hill, Rede Partners and Campbell Lutyens also featured on the list, which was based on conversations with private equity professionals worldwide.

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