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New placement shop Metric Point Capital hires two

  • Raj Vora joins from CORE Industrial Partners
  • Pjeter Dushku joined from Ridgewood Private Equity
  • Metric Point working with Bernhard on fundraising

Metric Point Capital, the placement firm formed by three Atlantic-Pacific Capital executives, hired Raj Vora and Pjeter Dushku as it builds out its team.

Vora will join Metric Point’s Chicago office in October as a principal and focus on distribution and relationship management in the U.S. and Canada.

He joins Metric Point from CORE Industrial Partners, where he’d been head of business development and fundraising since April. Prior to CORE, Vora was vice president, capital markets and head of institutional funds at Avant, his LinkedIn profile shows.

Vora also was an executive director at UBS in the private funds group from August 2013 to March 2016.  He also worked at Goldman Sachs, Wind Point Partners and 50 South Capital Advisors (formerly Northern Trust Private Equity).

Dushku joined the firm’s New York office as a vice president. He joined the firm from Ridgewood Private Equity Partners in U.S. infrastructure investing. He also worked at Bloom Energy, Sumitomo Mitsui Project Finance and Atlantic-Pacific Capital, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Three senior executives from Atlantic-Pacific Capital, Brendan Edmonds, Alex Leykikh and James Weidner, formed Metric Point earlier this year. The three continue to work on their existing mandates at Atlantic-Pacific as they transition out of the firm, a source close to Atlantic-Pacific told Buyouts in a prior interview.

Metric Point is working with Bernhard Capital Partners, a Baton Rouge, Lousiana, PE shop, on fundraising for its sophomore pool, targeting $1 billion. Bernhard Capital targets investments in industrial services.

Action Item: Check out Atlantic-Pacific’s brokerage filing: http://bit.ly/2n7ZjZP

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