Pantheon Hires New Global Head of Private Equity Secondaries
LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pantheon, the world’s leading private markets investor, is delighted to announce a key new addition to its private equity investment team, as Amyn Hassanally joins the firm as a partner and head world of private equity secondaries.
The appointment comes at a key time for Pantheon’s private equity secondary platform, which invests across the full range of secondary deals led by LPs and GPs globally. Last year, we expanded the strategy with the closing of our first dedicated GP solutions program, Pantheon Secondary Opportunities Fund.
Amyn brings to this role considerable experience from a formidable career in private equity forged over the past 23 years. He joins Pantheon after nearly 17 years at Coller Capital in New York and London, where he was an investment partner and former global co-head of investment execution. He has significant experience in transactions led by LPs and GPs and served on the company’s investment committee. Prior to joining Coller, he practiced corporate law focusing on private equity transactions and fund structuring.
Amyn will be based in New York and will report to Jeff Miller, Global Head of Private Equity. Upon joining the company, he will become a member of Pantheon’s Secondary Investment Committee (SIC).
“Amyn is an outstanding addition to Pantheon, bringing considerable knowledge of secondary investing, fundraising and deal sourcing,” said Paul Ward, Managing Partner. “We look forward to welcoming him to lead our secondary business and our established and experienced team as we build on our nearly 35 years of industry experience and enter a new phase of growth.”
In the new role, Amyn will lead a deep, talented and experienced team of 22 secondary private equity professionals, including seven partners and SIC members who have a combined 163 years of private markets experience. They are supported by an extended team of 31 private equity investment colleagues and 27 investment structuring professionals, who bring additional expertise to help find, structure and complete these often complex transactions.
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About the Pantheon
Pantheon Group* (“Pantheon”) is a leading global private markets firm that currently invests on behalf of approximately 800 investors, including public and private pension plans, insurance companies, endowments and foundations. Pantheon has an established reputation across all private market asset classes, spanning all stages and geographies, and provides investment solutions that include flagship fund offerings, as well as integrated programs and custom solutions. .
As of September 30, 2021, Pantheon had $81.2 billion in assets under management and advisory and the company currently has over 395 employees across offices in London, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, Seoul**, Bogotá**, Tokyo, Dublin and Berlin. Its global workforce includes more than 115 investment professionals.
Pantheon is majority owned by Affiliated Managers Group Inc. (“AMG”), along with senior members of the Pantheon team. AMG is a NYSE-listed global asset management firm with equity investments in leading investment management firms. The ownership structure, with Pantheon’s management holding a significant share of the company’s capital, provides a framework for long-term succession and allows Pantheon’s management to continue to direct the day-to-day operations of the company.
* Pantheon Group refers to subsidiaries and subsidiaries of Pantheon Ventures Inc. and AMG Plymouth UK Holdings Limited and includes operating entities primarily based in the United States (San Francisco and New York), United Kingdom (London), Hong Kong , Guernsey, Tokyo and Dublin. Pantheon Ventures Inc. and Pantheon Ventures (US) LP are registered as investment advisers with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Pantheon Securities, LLC is an SEC-registered broker-dealer and a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”). Pantheon Ventures (UK) LLP is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) in the United Kingdom. Pantheon Ventures (HK) LLP is regulated by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. Pantheon Ventures (Guernsey) Ltd and a number of other Guernsey incorporated Pantheon entities are regulated by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. Pantheon Ventures (Asia) Limited is registered as a Type II Investment and Financial Instruments Agency and Advisory Business Operator with the Japan Kanto Local Finance Bureau (KLFB).
** Please note that the Bogotá office is a representative office of Pantheon Ventures (US) LP (“PV US”) and a Korean subsidiary of PV US has opened an office in Seoul.
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