M2O Private Fund Advisors hires two principals

White Plains, New York-based M2O Private Fund Advisors, a placement agent, has hired Patricia Chalian and Jacob Laub as principals. Previously, Chalian worked at First Avenue Partners where she was a principal while Laub was a principal at Stanwich Advisors.


M2O Private Fund Advisors, a leading placement firm offering advisory and capital raising services to private fund managers, is pleased to announce the hiring of Patricia Chalian and Jacob Laub as Principals. Patricia will be responsible for advisory and project management, and Jacob will be responsible for distribution, origination, and project management.

Patricia Chalian joined as a Principal from First Avenue Partners, a global private funds placement agent and investment advisory firm, where she was a Senior Project Manager leading private fund due diligence. Prior to First Avenue, Patricia was at Forbes Private Capital Group (and its predecessor Guggenheim Private Funds Group) where she led the due diligence / project management team. Patricia previously held marketing and project management positions at Apollo Management, JPMorgan Private Bank, Evercore Partners, and Lehman Brothers.

Jacob Laub joined as a Principal from Stanwich Advisors, an independent investment bank that provides capital raising and advisory services to private equity firms and investors globally. Jacob joined Stanwich Advisors from Atlantic-Pacific Capital, a global private equity placement agent, where he focused on all aspects of the fundraising process. Prior to Atlantic-Pacific, he was an Analyst at Cambridge Associates.

M2O = Made-to-Order™
M2O is a leading placement and advisory firm offering a comprehensive suite of capital raising advisory, execution, and distribution services to private fund managers and investors. M2O provides tailored services to address the specific needs of each client. M2O’s core services include:
Fundraising: Advisory, targeted distribution and full fundraising services throughout the fundraising cycle: pre-marketing, capital raising, and between funds

Strategic Advisory: Market positioning, pre-fundraising viability assessments, investor perception studies, and advice for GPs undergoing an organizational transition or platform extension
Direct Placement: Sourcing and syndication of co-investment opportunities for fund managers and independent sponsors

Secondary Advisory: Advisory services to private fund managers and investors seeking to liquidate or recapitalize assets through a privately negotiated transaction

Since 2012, M2O has advised on over 35 transactions representing over $10 billion of capital raised. For more information about M2O, please visit www.m2ollc.com.

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