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Flexstone appoints secondary investments head

Flexstone Partners has named Kristof Van Overloop as head of secondary investments.

Flexstone Partners has named Kristof Van Overloop as head of secondary investments. Previously, he worked in the secondary team at Adams Street Partners in London where he was a principal. Van Overloop will be based in Paris. Flextone is an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers.


Flexstone Partners appoints new head of Secondary Investments

Flexstone Partners, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, expands its senior team with the appointment of Kristof Van Overloop as Director in its Paris office.

Kristof will be responsible for expanding Flexstone’s presence in the secondary market, leveraging the firm’s primary platform and extensive GP relationships, particularly in the global small- and mid-cap market, and building upon the firm’s existing track record. In his role, Kristof will focus on sourcing and executing secondary investment opportunities, conducting due diligence, and managing GP relationships.

David Arcauz, Managing Partner, said: “We’re pleased to add Kristof as a senior investment professional to our expanding team, further reinforcing our secondary capabilities. We continue to see attractive deal flow in the market and the appointment of Kristof will enable us to exploit the opportunities we see in the rapidly evolving secondaries market”.

Prior to joining Flexstone Partners, Kristof had been a member of Adams Street Partners’ secondaries team in London for close to eight years, most recently as a Principal, where he was responsible for sourcing and executing secondary investment opportunities. Kristof started his career in investment banking at Morgan Stanley, advising on M&A and capital market transactions in the Benelux region.

Kristof holds a Master’s in Business Economics (magna cum laude) from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and a Master’s in Financial Management (cum laude) from Vlerick Business School. Kristof is also a CFA Charterholder.

Kristof Van Overloop said: “Flexstone Partners has a great reputation in the mid-cap private equity market and is well-positioned to capitalize on the continued growth of the industry. I am very excited to be joining the team and look forward to executing on Flexstone’s growth ambitions and building out its secondary capabilities globally”.

About Flexstone Partners
Flexstone Partners (“Flexstone”)1, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, is a leading investment solutions provider in private assets with a global reach and local footprints in New York, Paris, Geneva, and Singapore. It specializes in the selection of private equity, private debt, real estate, and infrastructure fund managers for investment by Flexstone’s clients. Flexstone manages primary and secondary investments as well as co- investments. Flexstone’s expertise is distinguished by a high flexibility in building customized portfolios that are tailored to the unique needs and constraints of each investor whether institutional or private individual2. Flexstone offers a large range of services, from advising on private assets portfolio construction to the management of fully discretionary separate accounts and funds of funds. Flexstone, with more than 40 professionals, manages $7.6 billion3. It is a majority owned subsidiary of Natixis Investment Managers, one of the largest investment managers worldwide.

Further information:
1 – Flexstone is the name that collectively identifies Flexstone and its underlying companies.
2 – Under certain conditions related to marketing and prospection regulatory requirements specific to each entity.
3 – Source: Flexstone Partners at 12/31/2019. Assets under management and advisory made up of commitments for closed-end private placement funds, and sum of Net Asset Value and unfunded commitments otherwise.

About Natixis Investment Managers
Natixis Investment Managers serves financial professionals with more insightful ways to construct portfolios. Powered by the expertise of more than 20 specialized investment managers globally, we apply Active Thinking® to deliver proactive solutions that help clients pursue better outcomes in all markets. Natixis Investment Managers ranks among the world’s largest asset management firms1 with more than $1 trillion assets under management2 (€934.1 billion).
Headquartered in Paris and Boston, Natixis Investment Managers is a subsidiary of Natixis. Listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, Natixis is a subsidiary of BPCE, the second-largest banking group in France. Natixis Investment Managers’ affiliated investment management firms include AEW; Alliance Entreprendre; AlphaSimplex Group; DNCA Investments;3 Dorval Asset Management; Flexstone Partners; Gateway Investment Advisers; H2O Asset Management; Harris Associates; Investors Mutual Limited; Loomis, Sayles & Company; Mirova; MV Credit; Naxicap Partners; Ossiam; Ostrum Asset Management; Seeyond; Seventure Partners; Thematics Asset Management; Vauban Infrastructure Partners; Vaughan Nelson Investment Management; Vega Investment Managers;4 and WCM Investment Management. Additionally, investment solutions are offered through Natixis Investment Managers Solutions, and Natixis Advisors offers other investment services through its AIA and MPA division. Not all offerings available in all jurisdictions. For additional information, please visit Natixis Investment Managers’ website at | LinkedIn: