NEW YORK–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Mercury Capital Advisors today announced it has recruited four senior professionals to boost the company’s distribution efforts.
Matthew Haimes, based in London, Jill Cohen and Jennifer Tunney, both based in New York, joined the firm as partners, while Sara Modalal, based in Dubai, joined the firm as principal. The four recruits joined in the spring of 2021.
“These four new team members bring decades of invaluable experience in institutional asset raising, investor relations and client solutions. We are excited to see the value Matt, Jill, Jen and Sara will add as Mercury continues its commitment to excellence and to our customers, ”said John Franklin and Enrique Cuan, Managing Partners at Mercury.
Prior to joining Mercury, Mr. Haimes was Global Head of Investor Partners at Safanad, a $ 2 billion PE and RE investment firm, and held a similar role at Quilvest. He previously served as Head of European Consumer Groups in Corporate Finance at Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank. Mr. Haimes also headed JP Morgan’s private banking group which oversaw relationships with single family offices and financial sponsors in London, and headed UHNW private banking UK and Nordic Credit Swiss.
Ms. Cohen was previously a Senior Managing Director at Avenue Capital Group, a $ 9 billion investment management firm specializing in credit, special situations and distressed investments. She was also Managing Director of Pinnacle Trust Partners, an independent boutique placement agent for alternative investments. Other previous positions include Director of Institutional Investments and Investor Relations at Salient Partners and Head of Capital Introduction for the Americas at Citigroup.
Prior to Mercury, Ms. Tunney was Managing Director of Private Markets Business Development at The Rohatyn Group, an emerging market focused asset manager of over $ 5 billion spanning private equity, infrastructure, real assets and private credit. She has over twenty years of investment banking experience having started her career at JP Morgan and during her time there focused on the credit, interest rate and commodities markets. raw.
Ms. Modalal previously worked in the Dubai office of Principal Global Investors – a global $ 550 billion asset management firm – where she managed institutional sales for the Middle East and Africa region. Previously, Ms. Modalal spent five years at Deutsche Bank Asset Management in Frankfurt, Germany, where she was part of the Global Client group, and devoted her time to focusing on German companies and multinational clients.
These appointments continue to fuel Mercury’s momentum in 2021, with the company having performed very well in the first half of the year through advice on several fund closings since the start of the year.
About Mercury Capital Advisors
Mercury Capital Advisors is one of the world’s leading private equity and investment advisory firms. Founded in 2009 as a spin-off of the Merrill Lynch Private Funds Group, the company assists general and limited partners with fundraising and secondary advice, co-investment and direct deal placement. The company specializes in alternative assets including private equity, real estate, infrastructure, credit, venture capital, secondary investments and special situations. Mercury has advised over 100 fundraisers and closed over $ 100 billion in fund commitments since its inception in 2009.
With offices in New York, London, Singapore, Tokyo and New Delhi, the company maintains strong relationships with a wide range of leading institutional investors around the world, including sovereign wealth funds, corporate and public pension plans. , insurance companies, endowments, offices, foundations, secondary funds, funds of funds and consultants.
Mercury Capital Advisors is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Investcorp, a global investment manager specializing in alternative investments in the areas of private equity, real estate, credit, absolute return strategies, GP holdings and infrastructures. As of March 31, 2021, Investcorp Group had a total of $ 35.4 billion in assets under management, including assets managed by third-party managers, and employed more than 430 people of 45 nationalities around the world in its offices located in 12 countries in United States, Europe, GCC and Asia. .