Ian Deas is head of Quay Partners US operations

Ian Deas has been named a partner at Sydney-based private equity fund-of-funds Quay Partners, and has also taken over as head of its U.S. operations, based in San Francisco. He previously spent 18 years at Pantheon Ventures. Quay Partners manages AUD $980m ($969.2m) and has advised on programs totalling over AUD $4 billion ($3.95bn).


Quay Partners, a Sydney based private equity fund of funds and advisory firm, has appointed Ian
Deas as a Partner and head of its US operations. Mr Deas, who is based in San Francisco, joins the firm after 18 years with Pantheon Ventures.

Ian has an outstanding reputation and will be a tremendous addition to our team, said Quay
Partners’S Stephen White. His extensive experience and senior level contacts, particularly within the global secondaries sector, will be of great benefit to our clients.

I am very pleased to join Quay Partners, a firm with a reputation for independence and trusted advice. In the post Global Financial Crisis world I believe there are many institutions grappling for the first time with portfolio reconstructions or first time secondary purchases. I look forward to utilising my experience helping our clients deal with these issues, said Mr. Deas.

Mr Deas spent eighteen years at Pantheon, a global private equity firm, where he was most recently head of US secondaries and a member of the global secondaries committee. Prior to joining Pantheon in 1990, Mr. Deas held a number of corporate finance roles in Europe and South Africa. He received a Bachelor of Accounting Science (Hons) from University of South Africa and is Chartered Accountant (South Africa).

About Quay Partners

Quay Partners is a private equity fund of funds and advisory firm based in Sydney, Australia, with operations in London and San Francisco. Quay Partners manages AUD $980m and has advised on programs totalling over AUD $4 billion. Quay Partners is an independent boutique whose major shareholders are Stephen White, Jake Burgess, Geoff Norman and Richard Bowley. For more information on Quay Partners, please visit http://www.quaypartners.com.au.

For further information please contact:
Ian Deas/Stephen White
+1 925 817 9399 +612 9251 3188
ian_deas@quaypartners.com.au stephen_white@quaypartners.com.au