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Eaton Partners Named Placement Agent and Secondaries Advisor of the Year in Asia by PEI

ROWAYTON, Conn., March 7, 2017Eaton Partners, one of the world’s largest placement agents and advisory firms for private fund sponsors and a wholly owned subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF), is pleased to announce it was named “Placement Agent of the Year in Asia” and “Secondaries Advisor of the Year in Asia” by Private Equity International, a leading publication dedicated to reporting on the global private equity industry. This is the second consecutive year Eaton Partners has won the fund placement honor, and the first time both the fund placement and secondary advisor award were bestowed on one firm.

In announcing the award, Private Equity International noted: “It has been a successful year for Eaton Partners in Asia, following its acquisition by Stifel Financial Corp. in January 2016. The firm placed close to $1 billion of LP interests for three of its Asian GPs. The firm had another active year in the secondaries market, completing over $150 million of secondaries transactions including GP restructurings. If 2017 turns out to be the year Asian GPs begin to restructure their funds en masse, they’ll have Eaton to thank.”

“We are humbled by the recognition from our industry peers and colleagues yet again,” said Chris Lerner, Partner and Head of Asia at Eaton Partners based in Shanghai. “2016 was a strong year founded on clear forward looking ideas and distinct investment propositions from our team in Asia. We look forward to carrying that momentum into 2017 and continuing to serve our clients and collaborate with investors to create more watershed moments in the region.”

Winners of the PEI Awards 2016 were based on the votes of thousands of industry professionals, which include limited partners in Asia, North America, Europe, and the Middle East as well as general partners, lenders, accountants, lawyers and consultants.

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