17Capital promotes three to partner

17Capital has promoted David Wilson, Emad Shahin and Fokke Lucas to partner.

17Capital has promoted David Wilson, Emad Shahin and Fokke Lucas to partner. All three are based in 17Capital’s London office. 17Capital is a provider of financing for private equity investors.


12 May 2022 – 17Capital, the global go-to source of strategic financing for investors in private equity, today announced the promotions of Managing Directors David Wilson, Emad Shahin and Fokke Lucas to Partner. All three Partners are based in 17Capital’s London office.

Pierre-Antoine de Selancy, Managing Partner of 17Capital, said: “We are pleased to recognise David, Emad and Fokke for their outstanding contributions to 17Capital at a time of exponential growth within the NAV Financing market. With the proven experience they bring, 17Capital is well-positioned to continue pursuing growth opportunities to deliver for our investors.”

About David Wilson
David Wilson is a Partner, Co-Head of Credit and member of the Investment Committee. He joined the firm in 2019 to develop 17Capital’s NAV lending offering and was key to the record fundraising of 17Capital’s Credit Fund. David brings more than 27 years of financial services experience to 17Capital, having previously held senior roles in J.P. Morgan’s Fund Financing team and at Lehman Brothers.

About Emad Shahin
Emad Shahin is a Partner and General Counsel at 17Capital. He is responsible for all legal matters across the firm and overseeing the execution of all investments across the firm. Since joining the firm in 2019, he has worked on every transaction, including 17Capital’s first NAV lending transaction, in which the firm partnered with a top-tier pan-European manager. Prior to joining 17Capital, Emad held senior roles at J.P. Morgan and Nomura.

About Fokke Lucas
Fokke Lucas is a Partner in 17Capital. He has been a key contributor across investments and fundraising to 17Capital’s rapid growth since joining the firm in 2012. He has completed 23 transactions of which 11 are fully realized. Prior to 17Capital, Fokke spent five years at Lehman Brothers’ European Mezzanine Group and its spin-out Neovara LLP.