Private equity and infrastructure-focused fund manager SL Capital Partners has brought in two senior executives to take charge of investor solutions across the UK and continental Europe, as part of its effort to boost the distribution team, according to a statement.
Robert Kellermann will lead SL Capital’s efforts in the German, Austrian and Swiss region as head of DACH, while Alan Coffey will be in charge of the firm’s efforts in the UK and continental Europe, including the Nordic market, it said.
The firm has experienced a period of significant growth and positive changes this year, according to its managing partner Roger Pim.
It will continue to progress new investment programmes in private equity funds, co-investments and secondary opportunities, while “further strengthening (its) direct infrastructure investment capabilities,” Pim said in the statement.
“It is crucial that we support this growth with a highly effective distribution team who can provide clients with relevant solutions as they develop their own alternative investment strategies. I am confident both Robert and Alan will be instrumental in helping to build on our recent successes,” he added.
Kellermann joins the firm from Feri Trust Germany, where he was head of institutional clients. He was with Pioneer Investments KAG Munich prior to this, where he was head of consultant relations for Germany and Switzerland.
Kellerman also spent seven years in several roles at Allianz Global Investors in Germany.
Prior to joining SL Captial, Coffey spent almost 10 years at Goldman Sachs AIMS Group in London where he worked as a private equity specialist, primarily focusing on the European, Middle East, and Latin American markets.
In the past 15 years, SL Capital has raised over €8.2 billion ( $11.2 billion) through 25 funds, with more than 80 percent of this capital raised from third-party investors.
Through private equity primary funds, secondary opportunities and direct co-investments and infrastructure (through a direct investment strategy), the firm has attracted clients ranging from leading institutional investors in the UK, US, Canada, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, to family offices and high-net-worth individuals. It manages segregated accounts for some of the world's largest pension funds.