Credit Suisse Private Fund Group sets up Capital Solutions team

Maria Nikolova

Capital Solutions will be led globally by co-heads Paul Van Hook and Jeremy Duksin.

The Credit Suisse Private Fund Group today announced the combination of its Secondary Advisory and Direct Placements businesses into a single business line, now called Capital Solutions. The integrated unit provides advice to global fund managers in transactions involving identified investment assets, assisting with capital formation, vehicle structuring, bespoke liquidity alternatives and financing at the manager level.

Capital Solutions will be led globally by co-heads Paul Van Hook and Jeremy Duksin. Both are Managing Directors who have been with the Private Fund Group for more than a decade. The team’s leadership also includes Jonathan Abecassis, who oversees efforts in the EMEA and APAC regions, based in London, and has been with the firm since 2006; and Sameer Shamsi, who oversees Secondary Advisory activities in the Americas, based in New York. The Capital Solutions team was also pleased to add industry veteran Dirk Jonske as a Director in 2019.

Capital Solutions’ component businesses, Secondary Advisory and Direct Placements, have been at the forefront of a dynamically changing private alternatives industry. Over the past decade, these advisory capabilities within the Private Fund Group have helped to pioneer numerous transaction categories, including:

  • General Partner (GP) led continuation funds
  • Private holding companies
  • Syndicated direct and co-investment placements
  • Fund-level preferred equity
  • Mid-life co-investments and equity recapitalizations
  • Financing solutions for GPs and management companies
  • Manager and private portfolio spin-outs
  • Whole fund liquidity transactions and recapitalizations.

Since 2009, the Private Fund Group has advised on $48 billion in Secondary and Direct deal volume across 137 transactions. In the last two years, the pace of that advisory activity has meaningfully accelerated with the closing of a number of the industry’s milestone deals, comprising over $12 billion of advised transaction volume in that recent period.

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