Eaton Partners taps Shmuel as MD and EMEA co-head

Placement agent Eaton Partners has named Ophir Shmuel as a managing director and co-head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Placement agent Eaton Partners has named Ophir Shmuel as a managing director and co-head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Previously, he worked at MVision. Shmuel is based in London.


ROWAYTON, Conn. & LONDON, October 5, 2020 – Eaton Partners, one of the largest private capital placement agents and fund advisory firms and a wholly owned subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF), today named Ophir Shmuel as a Managing Director and Co-Head of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). He is based in London, working alongside Steve Eaton, Co-Head of EMEA at Eaton Partners. In addition, Anand Tanna has joined the firm as a Director, focused on Middle Eastern investors, also based in London.

Mr. Shmuel arrives at Eaton Partners after spending more than 13 years at MVision, one of the top European private equity placement agents. He led MVision’s EMEA business for the past several years, overseeing all aspects of distribution, project management, and origination, and helped raise more than $15 billion in primary commitments for private equity funds. Prior to joining MVision, he spent several years at Goldman Sachs, where he led a research team responsible for the analysis of M&A transactions. Mr. Shmuel began his career in the Futures Division at ABN AMRO.

“Ophir’s background in private equity is a great complement to our strengths in private credit and real assets in Europe, and we are confident he can be immediately impactful to our origination and distribution efforts as we look to bring on several additional funds for 2021,” said Jeff Eaton, Partner at Eaton Partners.

“I am excited to join Steve as the Co-Head of EMEA,” said Mr. Shmuel. “This is a key area for strategic investments, and we will work together to expand our reach and to better serve our clients.”

Mr. Tanna joins Eaton Partners with more than 16 years of cross-industry experience. Most recently, he was at Greenstone Equity Partners, where he served as a Vice President and Senior Placement Manager. At Greenstone, he was integral in raising capital for U.S. and European private equity and venture capital funds, building relationships with top-tier alternative investment managers, and working with top investors throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council. Before joining Greenstone, he was the Head of Origination and Investments at Santek Family Office. Earlier in his career, Mr. Tanna held positions with Rek-Ore Advisors and ABN AMRO Bank.

“With the existing team and these new hires, the EMEA platform is stronger than it’s ever been at Eaton Partners,” noted Steve Eaton. “We are truly excited about the further growth in market share we plan to achieve going forward.”

Eaton Partners is a truly global placement agent and advisory firm, with offices in major financial centers throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe. The firm has served as placement agent for several successful multi-billion dollar European fundraises in 2020.