Jefferies Names European Fund Placement Head

Magnus Christensson has joined Jefferies as a managing director and European head of the firm’s fund placement group. He previously was with Atlantic-Pacific Capital.


Jefferies announced today the hiring of Magnus Christensson as a Managing Director and European Head of the firm’s Fund Placement Group based in London. He joins Jefferies from Atlantic-Pacific Capital and has more than 12 years of private equity fundraising experience.

Steve Gray, Global Head of the Fund Placement Group in Jefferies’ Investment Banking Division, said, “We are delighted that Magnus is joining our global team. His experience, strong relationships and expertise in Private Equity, Infrastructure and Real Estate will add immediate value to our clients globally.”

“With Magnus joining our team in London, we significantly deepen both our client origination capability in Europe as well as our global footprint for executing fund placements,” commented Benjamin Lorello, Jefferies’ Global Head of Investment Banking and Capital Markets.

Jefferies’ Fund Placement Group is one of the world’s leading international placement agents and advisors for private equity funds, with over 30 professionals operating from offices in London, New York, San Francisco and Singapore. Known for thoughtful and balanced research, carefully planned strategies and rigorous due diligence, the group has raised over $28 billion in fund commitments since 2001.

Mr. Christensson was previously a Partner at Atlantic-Pacific Capital where he originated and raised capital for Private Equity, Infrastructure and Real Estate funds across Europe and the US. Prior to that, he was a Principal at SevenPeaks Capital and in 2000, was a Principal at NM Rothschild’s private equity business. Mr. Christensson was the co-founder of The Forefront Group, an advisory firm working with private equity investments and a strategy consultant with Indevo and Bain & Co. He received his BSc in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Uppsala, Sweden. He is also a Reserve Lieutenant in the Royal Swedish Navy and a member of YPO.

Jefferies, a major global securities and investment banking firm, has served companies and their investors for more than 45 years. Jefferies & Company, Inc. is the principal US operating subsidiary of Jefferies Group, Inc. (NYSE: JEF:, and Jefferies International Limited is the principal UK operating subsidiary. Jefferies International Limited, a UK-incorporated company, is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Services Authority.