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First Avenue Partners expands team with hire

Global private placement agent and investment advisory firm First Avenue Partners has named Patrick Shuttleworth as a vice president. Previously, he worked at Zouk Capital.


LONDON & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–First Avenue Partners, a leading global private placement agent and investment advisory firm, announced today the addition of Patrick Shuttleworth to their London team. Mr. Shuttleworth joins the firm as a Vice President covering institutional investors in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. He was previously with Zouk Capital, a London-based manager of growth capital and infrastructure funds.

“I am delighted to have joined First Avenue, a firm which has clearly emerged as one of the leading placement groups by matching exceptional origination capabilities with deep global distribution coverage. I look forward to working with the UK team and, by drawing on my experience marketing private equity and infrastructure funds, successfully executing first class mandates,” commented Mr. Shuttleworth.

Chris Leach, Partner and Co-Head of International Sales, added, “We’re pleased to announce that Patrick Shuttleworth has joined First Avenue’s London office. Patrick draws on his extensive fundraising experience garnered over seven years at Zouk Capital, where he led the company’s investor relations and business development activities globally. His past experience is an ideal fit for First Avenue and we look forward to the additional impetus his arrival will bring to our growing sales activities.”

About First Avenue
Founded in 2006, First Avenue is a leading, independent global placement and advisory firm dedicated to raising capital for a distinguished group of alternative asset managers across private credit, private equity, real assets and real estate in developed and emerging markets. With an experienced team of over 49 professionals located in London, New York, San Francisco and Australia, First Avenue provides global distribution and accessibility to an extensive network of institutional investors. For more information on First Avenue, please visit