Atlantic-Pacific Positions for Growth of Global Private Equity Fundraising
Atlantic-Pacific Capital, Inc. (APC), the largest independent global placement agent for alternative investment funds and direct private placements, announced the appointment of Christian H. Voss, former Head of Private Capital Markets for Cantor Fitzgerald in New York and London, as Partner in the Direct Private Placements Group to focus on sourcing, structuring and execution. In this capacity, Mr. Voss will work closely with Founder and Chairman, James Manley.
“I look forward to working with Christian as we expand our capabilities in placing direct transactions by leveraging our robust network of global relationships,” said Mr. Manley. “The Direct Private Placements Group will complement APC’s well-established funds business, which has over 10 Partners who have worked together for nearly eight years. Christian’s addition to the team continues Atlantic-Pacific’s deep commitment to clients, providing the highest quality and most forward-thinking private equity-related solutions,” Mr. Manley concluded.
Since inception in 1995, APC has acted as placement agent on over 50 transactions, raising approximately $35 billion in capital. The firm is currently raising seven funds, which have held recent closings totaling nearly $2 billion in capital commitments. APC maintains a global presence through six offices in New York, Greenwich, Chicago, San Francisco, London and Hong Kong and enjoys established relationships with: corporate and public pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, banks, insurance companies, fund of funds, endowments, foundations and family offices that invest in private equity.
“Atlantic-Pacific is at the forefront of private equity-related services as we embrace the growing needs of General Partners (GPs) and Limited Partners (LPs) by broadening our global fundraising and advisory capabilities,” said Joshua Vogelhut, a Partner in APC’s Private Funds Group. “With thousands of private equity, real estate and infrastructure funds competing for capital globally, our strong relationships and market knowledge will become increasingly valuable to GPs and LPs.”
“We believe 2010 marks the economy’s revival and correspondingly, a regeneration of the private equity industry,” said Brendan Edmonds, a Partner in APC’s Private Funds Group. “Our clients will benefit increasingly from our collective experience, independence and passion for results. We are very excited about the growth and future of our firm. We welcome our new colleague, Christian, and look forward to his contributions.”
Christian H. Voss joined Atlantic-Pacific Capital in Greenwich, Connecticut as a Partner to work alongside Founder and Chairman James Manley to head the Direct Private Placements Group. Prior to joining APC, Mr. Voss was Managing Director and Head of Private Capital Markets for Cantor Fitzgerald in New York and London. Mr. Voss has held senior positions within the capital markets for over 20 years and has sourced and structured transactions for issuers globally. Mr. Voss has executed over 200 equity, debt and mezzanine financings with a total value of over $22 billion. Prior to his tenure at Cantor Fitzgerald, Mr. Voss was a Director at Merrill Lynch for eight years in New York and Hong Kong, responsible for the origination and execution of private placements. Mr. Voss has been a leader in private placement financings, focused on capital raisings for small to medium sized enterprises pursuing growth and expansion capital throughout his career. His background is varied and he has extensive buy side relationships in both the United States and Europe. He has been responsible for numerous financings in a variety of sectors including, financial institutions, real estate, technology, transportation and energy. Mr. Voss holds a B.S. in Finance and Economics from Villlanova University and an MBA with Honors from Fordham University Graduate School of Business.
About Atlantic-Pacific Capital, Inc.
Atlantic-Pacific is a leading independent global placement agent dedicated to raising capital for alternative investment funds and for direct private placement transactions. Typical projects include private equity, real estate, energy, infrastructure, healthcare, technology and hedge fund placements, as well as private placement financings in support of acquisitions, buy-outs and growth capital transactions. Founded in 1995, Atlantic-Pacific has raised in excess of $35 billion for its clients and has developed strong and unique relationships with over 4,000 alternative investors worldwide.
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