Eaton Partners appoints head of Europe, Mideast and Africa

Eaton Partners, a placement agent, has named Steve Eaton as head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to his new appointment, Eaton was a partner and head of the New York office. He is based in the firm’s London office.


ROWAYTON, Conn. and LONDON, May 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Eaton Partners, one of the largest capital placement agents and fund advisory firms and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF), today named Steve Eaton as Head of Europe, The Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), based in London.

Steve is in his 10th year with Eaton Partners, most recently serving as a Partner and Head of the New York office. During his tenure with the firm, Steve’s primary role has been on the distribution of private equity, private credit, real estate, and real assets offerings. He has also been heavily involved with origination efforts to help identify quality fund offerings to bring on the Eaton Partners platform. Prior to joining Eaton Partners, Steve spent a decade in various business development and sales positions in the financial services industry across the U.S., Eastern Europe, and China.

“We are thrilled to have Steve lead our efforts in Europe, which continues to be a key area of growth for us,” said Peter Martenson, Partner at Eaton Partners. “Over the years, Steve has earned the respect and trust of both colleagues and clients for his deep sector knowledge and timely insight that crosses asset classes and geographies. This appointment clearly underscores our ongoing commitment to Europe and surrounding regions.”

“I am excited to help build on the success my colleagues have enjoyed since Eaton Partners first entered Europe 15 years ago,” commented Steve Eaton. “We will continue making strategic investments in our European operations to better serve clients, which include some of the most innovative fund managers and influential investors in the world.”

Eaton Partners is a true global placement agent and advisory firm, with offices in major financial centers throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe. Most recently, Eaton Partners served as placement agent for several successful European fundraises including Copenhagen Infrastructure III K/S (€3.5 billion) and DIF Infrastructure V (€1.9 billion).

About Eaton Partners
Eaton Partners, a Stifel Company, is one of the world’s largest capital placement agents and fund advisory firms, having raised more than $100 billion across more than 125 highly differentiated alternative investment funds and offerings. Founded in 1983, Eaton advises and raises institutional capital for investment managers across alternative strategies – private equity, private credit, real assets, real estate, and hedge funds/public market – in both the primary and secondary markets. Eaton Partners maintains offices and operates throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

Eaton Partners is a division of Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Member SIPC and NYSE. Eaton Partners subsidiary Eaton Partners (U.K.) LLP is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Eaton Partners subsidiary Eaton Partners Advisors (HK) Limited is approved as a Type 1-licensed company under the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong. Eaton Partners and the Eaton Partners logo are trademarks of Eaton Partners, LLC, a limited liability company. ® Eaton Partners, 2019.

About Stifel
Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF) is a financial services holding company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, that conducts its banking, securities, and financial services business through several wholly owned subsidiaries. Stifel’s broker-dealer clients are served in the United States through Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, including its Eaton Partners business division; Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.; Miller Buckfire & Co., LLC; Century Securities Associates, Inc., and in the United Kingdom and Europe through Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited. The Company’s broker-dealer affiliates provide securities brokerage, investment banking, trading, investment advisory, and related financial services to individual investors, professional money managers, businesses, and municipalities. Stifel Bank and Stifel Bank & Trust offer a full range of consumer and commercial lending solutions. Stifel Trust Company, N.A. and Stifel Trust Company Delaware, N.A. offer trust and related services. To learn more about Stifel, please visit the Company’s website at