Global private equity fund-of-funds manager SL Capital Partners has promoted Whit Matthews to investment director in the firm’s Boston office. Matthews will continue to be responsible for SL Capital’s North American primary fund investments, secondary investments and direct co-investments, with a particular focus on the West Coast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
SL Capital Partners (“SL Capital”), a global private equity fund-of-funds manager with over $8 billion in AUM, today announced the promotion of Whit Matthews to Investment Director within the SL Capital investment team in Boston.
In his new role, Whit will continue to be responsible for SL Capital’s North American primary fund investments, secondary investments and direct co-investments, with a particular focus on the West Coast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Over the course of his tenure, Whit has built relationships with key industry players and spearheaded important initiatives, including internal process enhancement and the in-depth coverage of the North American middle market.
Commenting on the promotion, Jamie Ebersole, Senior Investment Director and Head of SL Capital’s Boston office, said:
“Whit Matthews’ promotion to Investment Director is a well deserved recognition of his hard work and dedication to building our North American investment programme and expanding our reach in the middle market. “2012 will no doubt present new challenges and opportunities for SL Capital, however, we are predicting another strong year of private equity activity in both North America and Europe. Whit and the SL Capital team will continue to work hard to build on the firm’s success in delivering attractive investment opportunities for our clients.”
Prior to joining SL Capital in 2009, Whit was an Investment Associate at the University of Pennsylvania Endowment where he focused on private equity and absolute return investing.
Whit has a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Villanova University School of Business. He also holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation.
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About SL Capital Partners
SL Capital Partners is recognised as one of the foremost private equity fund-of-fund investors. In the past 11 years it has raised over €6.4 billion (c.$8.4 billion) through fifteen funds, with more than 75% of the capital coming from outside the Standard Life Group.
The firm is focused on primary fund investments, secondary transactions and direct co-investments. Its clients range from leading institutional investors in the UK, US, Canada, Europe, Asia and the Middle East to family offices and high net worth individuals. SL Capital Partners also manage segregated accounts for some of the worlds’ largest pension funds, including CalPERS.
SL Capital Partners has 19 dedicated investment professionals who have managed commitments to more than 110 partnerships on a primary and secondary basis, and have served on almost 100 advisory boards. The team has a track record of over 50 co-investments, investing alongside leading private equity funds. The business is 40% owned by nine partners, with Standard Life Investments retaining 60%. In total SL Capital Partners has staff of 44 operating through offices in Edinburgh (UK) and Boston (US).
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