Rowayton, CT, March 5, 2013 – Eaton Partners, one of the largest independent global placement agents, was recently named “Placement Agent of the Year in North America” by Private Equity International, a leading publication dedicated to the global private equity industry. Winners for 2012 were selected based on votes received from the readers of www.privateequityinternational.com, which include limited partners in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East as well other market participants, including general partners, lawyers, lenders, accountants, and consultants.
Private Equity International noted that, “Fundraising for private equity funds hasn’t gotten any easier, but having placement agent Eaton Partners raise your fund is certainly an advantage. The Connecticut-based firm helped several general partners exceed their targets and reach final closes without turning fundraising periods into multi-year affairs.”
Other winners in North America included: The Carylye Group (“Large-cap firm of the year”), The Riverside Company (“Mid-market firm of the year”), State of Wisconsin Board of Investment (“Limited partner of the year in North America”), Oaktree Capital Management (“Distressed investment firm of the year”), and Debevoise & Plimpton (“Law firm – fund formation – of the year”).
The other nominees for Placement Agent of the Year in North America were Park Hill Group and Credit Suisse. Eaton Partners was also a nominee in 2011.
“We are honored to be recognized by our industry peers and colleagues. This is the perfect way to kick off Eaton Partners’ 30th Anniversary year, as we continue to serve our clients and assist in bringing quality products to the market,” said Charlie Eaton, founder of Eaton Partners.
About Eaton Partners, LLC
Founded in 1983, Eaton Partners is one of the oldest, largest and most experienced placement agents in the world, having raised more than $54 billion across 75 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 15 funds whose strategies include: real estate, energy, timberland, agriculture, sector-specific and general buyout, distressed corporate and real estate debt, long/short equity and credit, 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 (www.FINRA.org) 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 www.eatonpartnersllc.com.
For more information, please contact:
Jeffrey J. Eaton
Eaton Partners, LLC
Jeffrey S. Davis
Eaton Partners, LLC
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