New York / Frankfurt, 24 June 2019. HQ Capital, a leading specialist in global private equity investments, is strengthening its global secondaries practice with two new additions. Ben Wilson and Alec Brown will join HQ Capital’s investment team in New York as Managing Director and Director in July. Both secondary specialists previously worked in Pantheon’s global secondaries team.
Ben is a secondaries expert with more than a decade of relevant experience in the industry. Before working with Pantheon he was a Managing Director in the secondaries group of PEI Funds, focusing on sourcing, evaluating, analyzing and pricing secondary transactions. Ben has an investment banking background and holds a Business Studies degree from Washington and Lee University, as well as an MBA from Columbia University.
Alec worked in the Secondary Advisory Team within UBS’s Private Funds Group prior to joining Pantheon. He also has broad private equity expertise and an investment banking background working at Seven Mile Capital Partners, Citigroup and BNP Paribas. Alec holds a BS in Finance and International Business from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.
“We are excited that Ben and Alec are joining our global secondary practice. Both are very experienced and will add significant value to our company. We are convinced that they will contribute to and expand our global private equity platform for our clients”, says Stephen Wesson, Head of Global Private Equity at HQ Capital.
With the new investment team members, HQ Capital expects to further strengthen its footprint and position in the global secondary market.