Whit Matthews has joined SL Capital Partners as an investment manager focused on private equity. He previously worked in the University of Pennsylvania’s investment office as an associate.
SL Capital Partners LLP (“SLCP”) has strengthened its Private Equity team with the appointment of Whit Matthews as Investment Manager, Private Equity. Whit previously worked for the Office of Investments, University of Pennsylvania as Investment Associate where he was responsible for researching and investing in private equity funds and absolute return strategies.
Based in Boston, and working with Jamie Ebersole, Eric Albertson and John Cancellieri, Whit will be an integral part of the team which manages $600 million of US private equity interests raised from clients. His responsibilities will include helping to identify funds which represent attractive investment opportunities and undertaking financial and business analysis of direct investment opportunities in private companies.
Commenting on the appointment David Currie, Head of SLCP, said:
“Whit’s appointment is the latest step in the development of our US based private equity team. I am confident that with his experience and expertise Whit will prove to be a valuable addition to the Boston office.
“This is a challenging time for the private equity business. History, however, shows that the private equity industry, specifically the buyout industry, has found many attractive opportunities during economic downturns and that there will be some very attractive opportunities over the next couple of years or so. This appointment is evidence of our continuing confidence in and commitment to private equity as an important long term asset class.”
About Whit Matthews
Prior to joining SL Capital Partners Whit was Investment Associate (Private Equity and Absolute Returns) with the University of Pennsylvania. He holds an MBA from Villanova University and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.