APC unveils nine hires to meet global demand for private placements

Greenwich, Conn-based Atlantic-Pacific Capital, Inc, the independent global placement agent for alternative investment funds and direct private placements, has hired nine investment and finance professionals over the past four months to meet demand for the firm's global fundraising capabilities and reinforce the firm's position in the private placement industry.

'These new hires over the past four months mark the most significant expansion of our business to date and positions our firm to fully capitalize on unprecedented business momentum and opportunities,' says James Manley, Chairman and CEO of Atlantic-Pacific Capital. 'We believe the contributions of these nine individuals will significantly enhance our firm's ability to provide global service to our GP and LP clients.'

Founded in 1995, Atlantic Pacific has acted as placement agent for 48 transactions raising over USD 33 billion and has developed relationships with over 4,000 alternative investors worldwide. To date in 2007, Atlantic-Pacific Capital has held closings on nine funds and private placement mandates totaling USD 4.1 billion.

Manley concluded, 'With our global fund placement business accelerating as evidenced by recently securing six mandates to raise USD 8 billion and our direct private placement initiative gaining increasing momentum, we are very excited about the growth and future of our firm. We welcome our new colleagues and look forward to their contributions.'

Of the nine new professionals who recently joined the firm, five individuals are at senior levels including:

Robert Bibow joined the firm's London office as a Partner to focus on direct placement transactions. Prior to joining Atlantic-Pacific Capital, Bibow was a Managing Director with Bluewater Ventures Limited, a principal investment business based in London, focusing on buyouts in the media and communications sector.

Brad Barsily joined the firm's Greenwich office as a Principal to focus on both fund and direct placement mandates. For the past nine years, Barsily has been Director of Capital Markets for Connell Finance Company and Connell Real Estate & Development Company, where he managed both entities' capital markets programs and was responsible for managing all equity and debt placements, transaction syndication and other capital raising activities

Hugh Bigham joined the firm's London office as a Principal to focus on real estate fund distribution. Prior to joining Atlantic-Pacific Capital, Bigham was a Director with HSBC Alternative Investments, Ltd. where he led the global real estate fund advisory business.

Stephen Salyer joined the firm's Greenwich office as a Vice President to focus on private equity, real estate and hedge fund distribution to investors on the East Coast. Prior to joining Atlantic-Pacific Capital, Salyer was a Vice President with Probitas Partners where he led Limited Partner account coverage for the Southeastern region of the U.S.

Robin Latour joined the firm's San Francisco's office as a Vice President to focus on private equity, real estate and hedge fund distribution to family offices and high net worth investors throughout the U.S. Prior to joining Atlantic-Pacific Capital, she spent over six years as an Assistant Vice President with the Private Fund Group of Credit Suisse servicing the family office and high net worth marketplace.

The other four professionals who recently joined the firm include Richard Awbery (Associate - London), Eric Dyer (Associate - Greenwich), Yi Yi Sun (Associate - Greenwich), and Cham Dhaliwal (Analyst - London).

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