John Crocker has joined placement agent Atlantic-Pacific Capital as a partner in the firm’s private funds business. He previously was with Citi’s private funds group and, before that, Capital Z Investment Partners.
Atlantic-Pacific Capital, the largest independent global placement agent and advisory firm, today announced the addition of John Crocker as a Partner in its Private Funds business. As part of Atlantic-Pacific’s global distribution team, Mr. Crocker will focus on marketing private equity, real estate and infrastructure funds in Australia and New Zealand in a similar capacity that he has done over the last decade as an investment manager and placement advisor. Additionally, Mr. Crocker will assist in originating and executing due diligence on new mandates for Atlantic-Pacific worldwide.
“As part of Atlantic-Pacific’s unique model, I look forward to servicing GP and LP clients from a global, independent firm with a true ‘ownership’ culture managed by its partners and principals,” commented Mr. Crocker.
“John’s addition effectively complements our current institutional platform, which already has a strong footprint in North America, Europe and Asia,” said Vincent Ng, an Atlantic-Pacific Capital Partner in Hong Kong. “We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome John aboard,” Mr. Ng added.
Mr. Crocker has spent more than 20 years in the alternative investments space, serving as a limited partner, general partner and placement advisor. In these roles he has committed capital to over 100 different funds, sponsored the establishment of new limited partnerships as a general partner and assisted in raising capital from institutional investors globally. As a limited partner, Mr. Crocker has served on the advisory boards of a number of private equity buyout and venture capital funds, including Thomas H. Lee Partners, Providence Equity Partners and Phoenix Capital Partners. As a general partner and fund sponsor, Mr. Crocker served on both fund investment committees and fund management boards.
Previously, Mr. Crocker was a Managing Director in Citi’s Private Funds Group, where he played a leading role in origination, project management and distribution. During his tenure, Citi represented 37 different funds aggregating to nearly $52 billion in capital commitments.
Prior to joining Citi in 2005, Mr. Crocker was a partner at Capital Z Investment Partners, a leading sponsor of alternative investment managers with $2.5 billion under management. Mr. Crocker’s additional work experience includes serving as a partner in Credit Suisse’s fund of funds, the Customized Fund Investment Group. Prior to its acquisition by Credit Suisse, Mr. Crocker built the alternative investment fund of funds business at Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette from $200 million in assets under management in 1996 to over $6 billion in 2000. In these positions Mr. Crocker was involved in fund raising, product development, investment, client services and management of a team of professionals. Mr Crocker began his career in management consulting and corporate finance at Bain & Co. and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.
Mr. Crocker graduated with honors from Harvard College and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Over the last 15 years, Atlantic-Pacific Capital has acted as placement agent and advisor on 55 transactions, raising nearly $40 billion in capital. Recent fund closings for the firm’s clients have totaled over $3 billion in capital commitments, including the recent oversubscribed fund-raises for Riverside Partners IV and Drug Royalty II.
Atlantic-Pacific Capital, Inc. (www.apcap.com)
With offices in New York, Greenwich, Chicago, San Francisco, London and Hong Kong, Atlantic-Pacific Capital is the largest independent global placement agent and advisory firm dedicated to raising capital for alternative investment funds and for direct private placement transactions. Typical projects include private equity, real estate, energy and infrastructure fund placements, as well as private placement financings.