ROWAYTON, Conn., March 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Eaton Partners, one of the world's largest placement agents and advisory firms for private fund sponsors and a wholly owned subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF), is pleased to announce it was named "Placement Agent of the Year in Asia" and "Secondaries Advisor of the Year in Asia" by Private Equity International, a leading publication dedicated to reporting on the global private equity industry. This is the second consecutive year Eaton Partners has won the fund placement honor, and the first time both the fund placement and secondary advisor award were bestowed on one firm.
In announcing the award, Private Equity International noted: "It has been a successful year for Eaton Partners in Asia, following its acquisition by Stifel Financial Corp. in January 2016. The firm placed close to $1 billion of LP interests for three of its Asian GPs. The firm had another active year in the secondaries market, completing over $150 million of secondaries transactions including GP restructurings. If 2017 turns out to be the year Asian GPs begin to restructure their funds en masse, they'll have Eaton to thank."
"We are humbled by the recognition from our industry peers and colleagues yet again," said Chris Lerner, Partner and Head of Asia at Eaton Partners based in Shanghai. "2016 was a strong year founded on clear forward looking ideas and distinct investment propositions from our team in Asia. We look forward to carrying that momentum into 2017 and continuing to serve our clients and collaborate with investors to create more watershed moments in the region."
Winners of the PEI Awards 2016 were based on the votes of thousands of industry professionals, which include limited partners in Asia, North America, Europe, and the Middle East as well as general partners, lenders, accountants, lawyers and consultants.
About Eaton Partners, LLC
With over 60 professionals across offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, the firm raises institutional capital for investment managers across a full range of alternative strategies: private equity, private credit, real assets, real estate, and hedge funds/public market strategies. Partnering with a select number of the highest-quality fund managers, Eaton Partners has represented some of the most innovative funds of the last three decades. With extensive institutional relationships, deep sector knowledge, and fresh insights, Eaton Partners is dedicated to every client's success and we have proudly won Private Equity International's "Placement Agent of the Year in Asia" for the past two years. In January 2016, Eaton Partners became a wholly owned subsidiary and affiliate of Stifel Financial Corp., a leading middle-market investment bank, to further ensure Eaton's success at the highest level of the global placement business.
Eaton Partners, LLC, is a registered broker-dealer and a member of FINRA. It is registered as an Introducing Broker with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and is a member of the National Futures Association (NFA). Eaton Partners (UK) LLP is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Eaton Partners Advisors (HK) Limited is approved as a Type 1 License company under the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong. Eaton Partners and the Eaton partners logo are trademarks of Eaton Partners, LLC, a limited liability company ® Eaton Partners, LLC, 2017. Eaton Partners, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary and affiliate of Stifel Financial Corp.
Stifel Company Information
Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF) is a financial services holding company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, that conducts its banking, securities, and financial services business through several wholly owned subsidiaries. Stifel's broker-dealer clients are served in the United States through Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated; Keefe Bruyette & Woods, Inc.; Miller Buckfire & Co., LLC; Century Securities Associates, Inc.; and Eaton Partners, LLC, and in the United Kingdom and Europe through Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited. The Company's broker-dealer affiliates provide securities brokerage, investment banking, trading, investment advisory, and related financial services to individual investors, professional money managers, businesses, and municipalities. Stifel Bank & Trust offers a full range of consumer and commercial lending solutions. Stifel Trust Company, N.A. and Stifel Trust Company Delaware, N.A. offer trust and related services. To learn more about Stifel, please visit the Company's web site at www.stifel.com.
Media Contact for Eaton Partners:
Dukas Linden Public Relations
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