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FirstPoint Equity taps Lewis as MD

Placement agent FirstPoint Equity has named Craig Lewis as a managing director. Lewis is the former director of private markets and real assets at Alfred I. duPont Testamentary Trust. And prior to that, he was investment manager within the private markets group at Howard Hughes Medical Institute.


LONDON – FirstPoint Equity, a leading global private funds placement group and advisory firm, is delighted to announce that veteran LP Craig Lewis has joined the team as Managing Director. Craig will be responsible for client advisory and business development within Real Assets including Agriculture, Energy and Power, Natural Resources and Real Estate.

As Director of Private Markets and Real Assets at Alfred I. duPont Testamentary Trust for over nine years, Craig was responsible for developing, sourcing and executing investment strategies for the Trust’s $900 million Real Assets portfolio and brings a wealth of sector knowledge in private markets. Prior to duPont Trust, Craig served as Investment Manager within the private markets group at Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

“We are delighted with Craig’s appointment which will further strengthen our origination and diligence functions as we continue to partner with best in class GPs. Craig offers unique insights from his significant investment experience that will benefit our clients’ fundraising objectives” commented Julian Pearson, Co-Founding Partner of FirstPoint Equity.

“I am excited to join the FirstPoint team. The firm’s reputation, experience and bespoke approach offers a highly effective fundraising service for their GPs. I look forward to working closely with FirstPoint’s clients, many of which I have backed as an LP previously, and to build on the firm’s considerable success to date” commented Craig Lewis.

About FirstPoint Equity
FirstPoint Equity is an independent and experienced placement agent partnering with best in class alternative asset managers, globally. Our firm focuses on private equity and real assets with clients across the agriculture, mining, power, oil & gas, buyout, growth equity and venture capital sectors. For additional information, visit