Campbell Lutyens recruits UBS’s Cooper to expand secondary advisory practice

Campbell Lutyens is ramping up its secondary advisory work with its latest hire. The private equity, infrastructure and private debt advisory firm hired former UBS executive Gerald Cooper as a partner in its New York office.

In his new role, Cooper will focus on developing the firm’s secondary advisory practice.

Previously, Cooper worked at UBS where he most recently worked as global co-head of the firm’s secondary advisory unit in the private fund group in New York. Prior to that, Cooper worked on direct investments in the Midwest at Advantage Capital Partners. Other positions include working in the corporate finance and equity capital markets team at Deutsche Bank and Bankers Trust Company.

Founded in 1988, Campbell Lutyens, which has offices in London, New York and Hong Kong, has a staff of more than 100. Its secondary team has 27 employees, five of which are based in the New York office.

According to the firm, Campbell Lutyens has advised on more than 100 secondary deals valued at more than $45 billion.