Eaton Partners Grows London Office, Hiring Two Sales Professionals to Enhance Firm’s European Distribution Capabilities

Rowayton, CT, September 18, 2013 – Eaton Partners, a leading independent global placement agent, is pleased to announce the addition of two senior sales professionals to their London office. Messrs. James McConaghy and Patrick Muûls will further enhance the firm’s European distribution capabilities.  Both of these gentlemen will join Eaton Partners as Vice President, focusing on the European distribution of the firm’s private equity, real assets, and real estate offerings. Now in its 30th year of operations, Eaton Partners has successfully raised capital from institutional investors globally for differentiated managers across a broad spectrum of alternative offerings. Increased demand for global fundraising expertise and advice has driven the continued expansion of the Eaton Partners team – this has led Eaton Partners to become one of the largest independent placement agents in the world.

Charlie Eaton, founder of Eaton Partners, said, “As Eaton Partners continues to increase its presence in Europe, it’s only natural that we further augment our team with skilled individuals such as James and Patrick who each bring with them a deep understanding of investor needs within the region, strong relationships, and seasoned capital-raising experience.”  

Mr. McConaghy has over ten years of institutional marketing experience, and prior to joining Eaton Partners founded Roc Advisors, a London based placement agent focused on private equity and real assets. Previously, Mr. McConaghy was Vice President at Credit Agricole in the Private Funds group, where he focused on distribution to European institutional investors. Prior to Credit Agricole he was an Associate at Candela Capital, a London based boutique placement firm. Mr. McConaghy began his career in Boston at Eaton Vance in the managed accounts group.  He holds a B.A. from the University California Santa Barbara and is licensed with the FCA in Europe.

Mr. Muûls brings over seven years of financial services experience, and prior to joining Eaton Partners was with Corestate Capital, where he was responsible for capital raising and investor relations, focused on private equity real estate. Previously, Mr. Muûls was at Adams Street Partners, a private equity fund of funds and was at Credit Suisse in the investment banking division.  Mr. Muûls holds a CEMS Master’s in International Management and was awarded a MA in Management Engineering from the Louvain School of Management.  He is a native French and Spanish speaker and is fluent in English, Italian, and German.  He is licensed with the FCA in Europe.

About Eaton Partners

Founded in 1983, Eaton Partners is one of the oldest, largest and most experienced placement agents in the world, having raised more than $55 billion across 76 highly differentiated funds. With over 50 professionals across offices in North America, Europe and Asia, the firm raises institutional capital for investment managers across a full range of alternative strategies – private equity, real assets, real estate and hedge funds/liquid products. Eaton Partners is currently in the market with 14 funds whose strategies include: real estate, energy, timberland, agriculture, sector-specific and general buyout, credit/special situations, and real estate debt, long/short equity, operational activist, and fund-of-funds. Partnering with a select number of the highest-quality fund managers, Eaton Partners has represented some of the most innovative funds of the last two decades. With extensive institutional relationships, deep sector knowledge, fresh insights and a partner-driven approach, Eaton Partners is dedicated to every client’s success.

 Eaton Partners, LLC, is a Registered Broker-Dealer and a member of FINRA ( and SIPC. Eaton Partners (UK) LLP is authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Eaton Partners Advisors (HK) Limited is approved as a Type 1 License company under the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong. To learn more, please visit

For more information, please contact:

Jeffrey S. Davis

Eaton Partners, LLC

Rowayton, CT

(203) 831-2970

[email protected]



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