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Campbell Lutyens expands global GP capital advisory offering

DATE: 31 May 2022
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Expansion includes addition of three new specialist hires.

Campbell Lutyens, one of the leading global private markets advisors, has expanded its GP capital advisory team, which offers specialist advice to general partners on key investment and strategic growth decisions regarding their management company and their GP financing options, including minority GP stakes.

The firm’s GP capital advisory practice has seen a high level of activity in the past year and is currently working on a number of mandates involving asset managers raising minority equity capital, with volumes expected to increase in 2022, across a range of private asset classes globally.

The GP capital advisory practice is led by Thomas Liaudet, who has over 23 years of experience in private markets and has been with Campbell Lutyens for 15 years. The firm has also recently hired three specialists, including two senior hires, Edouard Chu and Allone Taieb.

Edouard has joined as a Senior Vice President from Bank of America in London, where he worked in mergers and acquisitions in the Financial Institutions Group, primarily advising asset managers. He previously worked in M&A advisory at Barclays in London and at Rothschild in Paris. Allone has joined as a Vice President from Spencer House Partners, where he worked in M&A, with a focus on asset management. Prior to this he was at EY as a Senior Consultant in Transaction Services, with a focus on financial institutions. In addition, Linh Nguyen joins the firm as an Associate. She was most recently at Azimut Alternative Capital Partners where she specialised in GP stakes transactions in the private markets.

“We are very pleased to continue to expand our GP capital advisory business, extending the range of advice and support we provide to general partners, as they seek to develop and grow their businesses,” said Andrew Sealey, CEO. “Third party financing has become increasingly attractive for GPs as managers seek to accelerate the growth of their businesses as well as, in some cases, manage succession and the transition of ownership.”

“We are uniquely positioned to advise GPs on how to finance both their own growth and the diversification of their platforms as well as facilitating successions and enabling strategic partnerships with prominent investors” said Thomas Liaudet, Partner and Global Head of GP Capital Advisory and Business Development. “Our understanding, built over decades, of the opportunities and challenges financial sponsors face as they grow, combined with both our global investor relationships and integrated advisory offering, means that we can support our clients as they make key strategic and investment decisions and optimise their own shareholdings.”