Our differentiated investment process leverages our large, experienced team and strong industry relationships, and includes:
John is based in the Boston office and joined SL Capital in 2008. He is responsible for primary fund investments, secondary investments and co-investments. Prior to joining SL Capital, John spent six years at General Electric, which included global assignments with the company’s Financial Management Program and Corporate Audit Staff. He has a BSc in Analytical Finance from Wake Forest University and received his MBA (Hons) from Boston College. He is also a CFA charterholder and is a member of The Boston Security Analysts Society.
Eric is based in the Boston office and joined SL Capital in 2008. He is responsible for primary fund investments, secondary investments and co-investments. Prior to joining SL Capital, he spent 8 years at Bank of America Capital Advisors focusing on private equity fund investing. Eric has a BS in Business from Indiana University and an MBA from The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He is also a CFA charterholder and a Certified Public Accountant.
Whit is based in the Boston office and joined SL Capital in 2009. He is responsible for primary fund investments, secondary investments and co-investments. Before joining SL Capital, Whit was an Investment Associate at the University of Pennsylvania’s Office of Investments focusing on private equity and absolute returns strategies. He has a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Villanova University School of Business. He holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation.
We adopt a top-down and bottom-up philosophy, including detailed market mapping and investment origination, which divides Europe and North America. We then allocate resources to each country/region, seeking to uncover investment opportunities across Private Market strategies. This process has two components.
As a result, we establish strong relationships, often ahead of an investment opportunity, and undertake detailed peer reviews for each potential investment. We also maintain a forward buy list of funds, generate co-investment, target secondary deals, strategic credit or infrastructure opportunities to create model portfolios and deal flow.
Our private debt team’s ability to source the most attractive deals is built on the deep relationships developed over many years as a private equity specialist. As a result, we can access a pool of deals constructed by Europe’s best private equity firms. In addition, our private debt team carefully follows the views of its private equity colleagues. The team analyses credit markets and reviews banking conditions and competition across regions to determine the best investment approach.