Portfolio Advisors taps Houtteville to head European secondaries

Previously, Houtteville was co-head of European Capital advisory and head of GP-led advisory in Europe for Greenhill & Co.

Portfolio Advisors has named Briac Houtteville as European head of secondaries in London. Previously, Houtteville was co-head of European Capital advisory and head of GP-led advisory in Europe for Greenhill & Co.


Portfolio Advisors, a $30 billion global private asset management firm focused on the mid-market, announced today that Briac Houtteville will become the firm’s European Head of Secondaries in London. He will work alongside former colleagues Stephen Sloan, Brian Mooney and Michael Song as well as Managing Directors Hugh Perloff, Patrick Gerbracht, Justin Lux, Ken Wisdom, Jason Landon and Jeff Cho building out Portfolio Advisors secondary capabilities in Europe.

Houtteville previously served as the Co-Head of European Capital Advisory and Head of GP-led Advisory in Europe for Greenhill & Co. He worked for 12 years alongside Sloan and Mooney and has experience advising on approximately $35 billion of secondary transactions and structured solutions for leading general partners and institutional investors across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Prior to joining Cogent Partners and Greenhill & Co., Houtteville was a manager with Ernst & Young Transaction Advisory Services in Paris, providing M&A and transaction support advisory to Financial Sponsors.

“Briac brings tremendous experience, leadership and creativity to Portfolio Advisors as we continue to grow our secondary business around the world”, said Brian Murphy, Managing Partner. “Over the past 25 years, Portfolio Advisors has built a global secondaries investment platform and differentiated ourselves as leaders in the middle market. As we continue to expand our secondary business and products globally, we will leverage Briac’s leadership, relationships and investment experience.”

About Portfolio Advisors
Portfolio Advisors is a global private asset management firm with approximately $30 billion of assets under management. The firm’s investment programs span a wide range of private equity, credit and real estate investment strategies, with a central focus on the mid-market. Founded in 1994, the firm employs more than 120 professionals across its principal offices in greater New York, Zurich, Hong Kong, London and Dallas. For more information visit www.portad.com.