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Warren Hibbert

Managing Partner

Fraser Van Rensburg

Managing Partner

Alka Patel

Partner, CFO

Alexander Apponyi

Managing Director

Andrew Brizell

General Counsel

Nick Palairet

Senior Advisor

Cath Mooney (Brogan)

Director

Laura Leyland

Director

Ricardo Felix

Senior Vice President

Bryan Sweeney

Vice President

Kelly Pfingst

Vice President

Kelly Phelan

Vice President

Matthew Pearse

Vice President

Charlotte Dunley

Senior Associate

Charlotte Salasky

Senior Associate

Brandon Lay

Associate

George Lyons

Associate

Georgia Dowdall

Associate

Kate O'Meara

Associate

Ahsan Khan

Analyst

Craig Friedman

Analyst

Edward Oram

Analyst

Grace Gardner

Analyst

Jessica Cheung

Analyst

Marcus Jehnke

Analyst

Sara Stratoberdha

Analyst

Tom Freeman

Analyst

Dillon Yeh

Research Analyst

Oscar Scott

Deal Coordinator

Linden Grant

Assistant Accountant

Oliver Bastable

Accounts Assistant

Kirsty Fisher

Operations Coordinator

Lauren Baczewski

Operations Coordinator

Mikelle Stott

EA and Office Assistant

Harriet Roberts

Operations Assistant

Michelle Daly

Office Assistant

Warren Hibbert Managing Partner

Warren is an experienced private equity advisor, fundraising specialist and entrepreneur. At Asante, Warren manages a number of the firm’s global fundraisings and maintains relationships with investors throughout Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia. Prior to co-founding Asante, Warren spent seven years with MVision Private Equity Advisers where he was a Senior Partner. Over the past decade, Warren has led a number of significant private equity fundraisings, including mega-cap global, pan-regional and country-specific funds. Warren has lectured at the London Business School’s Coller Institute for Private Equity and speaks regularly at industry conferences in both developed and emerging markets. Warren holds a Master of Business Science degree in Finance from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

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Managers with whom he has worked:

  • Abingworth
  • AnaCap Financial Partners
  • APAX Partners
  • Apis Partners
  • Aqua Capital
  • Atlas Ventures
  • Aurora Russia
  • Blue Water Energy
  • Brait Private Equity
  • Catalyst Principal Partners
  • Capitalworks
  • CHAMP Private Equity
  • Corry Capital Advisors
  • Creandum
  • Crescent Capital Group
  • Elbrus
  • EQT Partners
  • Gaja Capital
  • G Square Capital
  • HitecVision
  • Headway Capital Partners
  • Iceni Capital
  • LBO France
  • Legal and General Ventures
  • Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking
  • LLR Partners
  • Longreach Group
  • Mid Europa Partners
  • Mobeus Equity Partners
  • New Mountain Capital
  • Gilde Buyout Partners
  • GMT Communication Partners
  • Orion Energy Partners
  • Pegasus Partners
  • Primary Capital
  • Quad Partners
  • SCL Energia Activa
  • Sofinnova Partners
  • Sole Shipping
  • Summit Partners
  • Verod Capital Partners
  • Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe
  • White Deer Energy

Fraser Van Rensburg Managing Partner

Fraser is an experienced private equity advisor with a background in corporate finance, operations, accounting and finance. At Asante, Fraser manages a number of the firm’s global fundraisings and maintains relationships with investors throughout Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia. Prior to co-founding Asante, Fraser spent five years at MVision Private Equity Advisers where he was a Senior Partner and led a number of the group’s largest global fundraisings both in developed and emerging markets, while also maintaining relationships with investors throughout Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia. Fraser speaks regularly at industry conferences in both developed and emerging markets. Fraser holds a Bachelors degree in Commerce and an Honours degree in Finance and Accounting from Stellenbosch University and the University of South Africa, respectively and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

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Managers with whom he has worked:

  • Abingworth
  • Apis Partners
  • AnaCap Financial Partners
  • Aqua Capital
  • Aquiline
  • Aurora Russia
  • Blue Water Energy
  • Brait Private Equity
  • Catalyst Principal Partners
  • Capital International
  • Capitalworks
  • Capvis
  • CHAMP Private Equity
  • Change Capital Partners
  • Chequers Capital
  • Corry Capital Advisors
  • Creandum
  • Crescent Capital Group
  • EQT Partners
  • Gaja Capital
  • G Square Capital
  • Iceni Capital
  • Headway Capital Partners
  • HealthCap
  • LLR Partners
  • Longreach Group
  • Mercapital
  • Mezzvest
  • Mobeus Equity Partners
  • New Mountain Capital
  • Orion Energy Partners
  • Polytechnos
  • Primary Capital
  • Quad Partners
  • SCL Energia Activa
  • Sofinnova Partners
  • Sole Shipping
  • Summit Partners
  • Verod Capital Partners
  • Waterland
  • Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe
  • White Deer Energy

Alka Patel Partner, CFO

Alka is a highly experienced finance and tax executive with 20 years’ experience in senior management positions across multiple jurisdictions. At Asante, Alka is responsible for the overall management of the group finance function across London, New York and Hong Kong, including all internal and external financial reporting, taxation, treasury & cash management and global regulatory reporting. Before joining Asante, Alka spent four years as the Group Financial Controller for MVision Private Equity Advisers and was responsible for the group finance function across the London, New York and Hong Kong offices. Alka holds a BA Honours in Accounting from the University of Kent, is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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Alexander Apponyi Managing Director

Alexander is an experienced alternatives advisor and fundraising specialist with a background in advising and marketing private equity, private debt and real assets managers as well as private placements and private financings. Alexander brings with him over 20 years' experience advising on over $23bn of successful fundraisings globally.

At Asante, Alexander manages a number of the firm’s global fundraisings and maintains relationships with investors throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Prior to joining Asante, Alexander was Managing Director and European Head of the Private Capital Group at Jefferies International Limited, where he worked on numerous successful fundraisings and private financings. While at Jefferies, Alexander was responsible for institutional investor coverage across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He then went on to serve as Managing Director and European Head for Z Capital a US Mid-market alternative asset manager. Prior to Jefferies, Alexander held senior fundraising and advisory roles at Brookfield Asset Management, BerchWood Partners and UBS Investment Bank.

Alexander holds a Bachelors of Science in Economics from the University of London.

He is fluent in English and German.

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Managers with whom he has worked:

  • Acacia Technologies
  • AIF Capital
  • Arclight Capital Partners
  • Benefit Street Partners
  • BPE
  • Brookfield Asset Management
  • Catalyst Investors
  • CBPE
  • DW Healthcare Partners
  • EnerVest
  • Equilibrium
  • FIMI Opportunity Funds
  • GB Merchant Partners
  • HCI Equity Partners
  • Hill Path Capital
  • JLL Partners
  • Juggernaut Capital Partners
  • JZ International
  • Melody Capital
  • Perceptive Advisors
  • Rizvi Traverse
  • Rockland Power
  • Strategic Value Partners
  • Telegraph Hill Partners

Andrew Brizell General Counsel

Andy is a senior lawyer who has significant regulatory, corporate, tax and structuring experience in the closed ended funds space.  At Asante, Andy is responsible for all legal and regulatory matters across the group.  Before joining Asante, Andy spent seven years working at the Aztec Group as Head of Legal and Group Head of Depositary Services.  During this period, Andy also spent three years in Stockholm where he established and managed Aztec’s Swedish office.  Prior to joining Aztec, Andy spent six years in private practice in the City, the Channel Islands and in Bristol.  Andy holds a BSc in Plant Biology from the University of Durham, is admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales and is a Chartered Tax Advisor.

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Nick Palairet Senior Advisor

Nick has over 13 years of private equity transaction experience and specialises in raising capital in the private markets for direct investments. Nick was previously Chief Investment Officer of the Lordship Group, an emerging market investor, responsible for over $1bn of projects worldwide and between 2008 and 2013 he headed up the London office of Minerva Capital Advisors, a family office focused on private equity direct investments. Prior to Minerva, Nick was a key member of Allco Finance Group’s Structured Finance team, one of the world’s most successful shipping structured finance arrangers, where Nick was responsible for the placement of vessel transactions in the European market in excess of $2bn in value. Nick began his career with Bell Gully, New Zealand's largest law firm, where he worked in the Corporate Team for three years specialising in Mergers & Acquisitions. Nick holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Accounting from the University of Otago, New Zealand.

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Managers with whom he has worked:

  • Aeolus Kenya
  • Allocean Maritime
  • Belltown Power
  • Borealis Maritime
  • Buckthorn Partners
  • Burlywood Capital
  • CIDO Shipping
  • CK Capital
  • Codex Capital
  • Corry Capital Advisors
  • Danaos Shipping
  • Giant Capital
  • Global Aviation Asset Management
  • Ignite Capital
  • Industria Petroli Meridionale
  • Kharis Capital
  • Korea Line Corporation
  • Legian Partners
  • Lordship Group
  • Pacific Carriers Limited
  • Polar Star
  • Red Mountain Resources
  • Saipem
  • SBM Offshore
  • Solstad Shipping
  • World Star Aviation

Cath Mooney (Brogan) Director

Cath is an experienced private equity placement professional, involved in the origination, distribution and project management of client mandates across all fund types and geographies. Before joining Asante, Cath spent seven years at MVision Private Equity Advisers in both Hong Kong and London where she was responsible for project management and distribution across Asia and Europe. Prior to MVision, Cath worked at UBS Investment Bank in their investor relations advisory group and Goldman Sachs as an Investment Banking Analyst. Cath holds a Bachelor of Business with first class honours in Finance and Economics from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Masters of Economics from the University of New South Wales.

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Managers with whom she has worked:

  • Affinity Equity Partners
  • Albright Capital Management
  • Creandum
  • CHAMP Private Equity
  • Corry Capital Advisors
  • Investindustrial
  • Longreach Group
  • New Mountain Capital
  • Quad Partners
  • The Abraaj Group
  • Zoyi Capital

Laura Leyland Director

Laura is an experienced private equity professional and is involved in the origination, distribution and project management of client mandates across all fund types and geographies. Before joining Asante, Laura worked as a lawyer at Clifford Chance as part of the Private Funds Group. Here Laura advised General Partners on the establishment, fundraising and operation of private equity, credit and infrastructure funds, and also advised limited partners on their commitments to such funds. Laura holds a BSc with first class honours in Economics and Management from the University of Bristol and an LLB from the College of Law. She is a qualified Solicitor in England & Wales.

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Managers with whom she has worked:

  • Actis
  • AnaCap Financial Partners
  • BlackRock Private Equity Partners
  • Blue Water Energy
  • InfraRed
  • InfraCapital
  • Mobeus Equity Partners
  • Permira
  • SCL Energia Activa
  • Sole Shipping
  • Summit Partners
  • Tata Capital

Ricardo Felix Senior Vice President

Ricardo is a member of the global fund placement team, focusing on distribution, origination and project management, as well as the direct investments team, where he is involved in analytics, advisory and deal structuring. Before joining Asante, Ricardo worked at HSBC within the Leveraged Finance UK team, executing private equity-backed mid-market leveraged buyouts. Prior to this, Ricardo interned at JP Morgan, working within the European M&A execution teams of the Financial Institutions Group and Legg Mason Asset Management, as part of the Client Relations team. Ricardo holds a BA with first class honours in Politics and Business Management from Queen Mary, University of London and a MSc in Political Economy from the London School of Economics.

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Managers with whom he has worked:

  • Abingworth
  • Belltown Power
  • Blue Water Energy
  • Buckthorn Partners
  • Catalyst Principal Partners
  • Corry Capital Advisors
  • Headway Capital Partners
  • SCL Energia Activa
  • Verod Capital Partners
  • World Star Aviation

Bryan Sweeney Vice President

Bryan is an experienced private equity professional and is involved in the origination, distribution and project management of client mandates across all fund types and geographies. Before joining Asante, Bryan was a Vice President on the investment team at Pavilion Alternatives Group, a global private markets investment consultant. Bryan was responsible for market coverage of private equity and private real assets funds, including leading fund and co-investment due diligence processes across the U.S., Europe and emerging markets. Prior to Pavilion, Bryan was a Principal on the investment team at Altius Associates, an established global private equity advisory and fund of funds firm. At Altius, Bryan was responsible for overseeing the firm’s investments and advisory work globally in infrastructure and real assets. In addition, Bryan has significant experience analysing investments in leveraged buyouts, growth equity, venture capital, and private credit as well as conducting due diligence on co-investments and secondary transactions. Bryan holds a BSc in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Richmond.

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Managers with whom he has worked

  • Blue Water Energy
  • Corry Capital Advisors
  • Mubadala Infrastructure Partners II
  • J.W. Childs Associates
  • New Mountain Capital
  • Orion Energy Partners
  • White Deer Energy

Kelly Pfingst Vice President

Kelly is an experienced private equity professional and is involved in the origination, distribution and project management of client mandates across all fund types and geographies. Before joining Asante, Kelly was on the investment team at Strategic Partners Fund Solutions, Blackstone’s dedicated secondary private equity platform, where she performed fund and co-investment due diligence and executed many types of transactions, from single fund transfers to complex, structured portfolio solutions. Kelly reviewed over 200 opportunities and personally closed over 25 transactions (~$500m of exposure). Before this, Kelly worked in the Asset Management Division of Credit Suisse and interned in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs. Kelly graduated magna cum laude from Binghamton University and holds a BSc in Management with a concentration in Financial Engineering.

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Managers with whom she has worked

  • Aqua Capital
  • LLR Partners
  • Glisco Partners
  • Quad Partners
  • White Deer Energy

Kelly Phelan Vice President

Kelly is an experienced private equity professional and is involved in the origination, distribution and project management of client mandates across all fund types and geographies. Before joining Asante, Kelly spent four years at MVision Private Equity Advisers in New York where she was responsible for project management and distribution across Canada and the Northeastern US. Prior to MVision, Kelly worked at Goldman Sachs as an Equity Capital Markets Analyst and at CIBC World Markets as an Analyst in the Fixed Income, Currencies and Distribution business in Toronto, Canada. Kelly holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University in Canada, where she graduated with distinction.

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MANAGERS WITH WHOM SHE HAS WORKED

  • Bregal Sagemount
  • CHAMP
  • FFL Partners
  • J.C. Flowers
  • LLR Partners
  • Nexxus Capital
  • Quad Partners
  • Southern Bridge Capital
  • Tennenbaum Capital Partners
  • Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe

Matthew Pearse Vice President

Matthew is an experienced private equity professional and is involved in the origination, distribution and project management of client mandates across all fund types and geographies. Before joining Asante, Matthew spent four years at the Royal Bank of Scotland in a variety of roles, including working in Group Investor Relations and the Global Banking & Markets Strategy team where he was responsible for market intelligence, competitor analysis and strategic support for the Executive Committee. While in Group Investor Relations, Matthew worked on investor monitoring, communications and external reporting. Matthew holds a BSc in International Business Management (Hons) from Cardiff University and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

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Managers with whom he has worked:

  • Abingworth
  • AnaCap Financial Partners
  • Albright Capital Management
  • G Square Capital
  • Longreach Group
  • Mobeus Equity Partners
  • New Mountain Capital
  • Orion Energy Partners
  • Primary Capital
  • Virgo Investment Group
  • Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe

Charlotte Dunley Senior Associate

Charlotte is involved in deal co-ordination, logistics, distribution and project management across a range of the firm’s funds. Before joining Asante, Charlotte spent three years at Deloitte working within the Financial Services Audit & Advisory team. Prior to this, Charlotte interned at Rathbone Brothers where she worked within the research division of the Investment Management team. Charlotte holds a BSc in Economics & Geography (Hons) from the London School of Economics and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

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Managers with whom she has worked:

  • AnaCap Financial Partners
  • Apis Partners
  • Blue Water Energy
  • Gaja Capital
  • GRO Capital
  • Orion Energy Partners
  • Primary Capital
  • Sole Shipping

Charlotte Salasky Senior Associate

Charlotte is involved in deal co-ordination, logistics, distribution and project management across a range of the firm’s funds.  Before joining Asante, Charlotte worked with Leopard Capital, a frontier market private equity fund, on the first ever private equity fund in Haiti.  She also worked as a consultant for A.R.P. Capital Partners, a private equity search fund targeting UK SMEs, as well as Arbor Square Associates and the Coller Institute of Private Equity conducting global private equity research. Prior to this, Charlotte spent five years working as a Director for a Foundation where she focused on project management and fundraising. Charlotte holds a BA in Government, with Distinction, from the University of Virginia and an MBA from London Business School.

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Managers with whom she has worked:

  • AnaCap Financial Partners
  • Creandum
  • Crescent Capital Group
  • New Mountain Capital
  • Summit Partners

Brandon Lay Associate

Brandon is involved in deal co-ordination, logistics, distribution and project management across a range of the firm’s funds.  Before joining Asante, Brandon spent two years at Fairholme Capital Management trading equities and fixed income for the firm’s hedge fund, mutual funds, separate managed accounts program. Prior to this, Brandon worked in the Valuations Team at PwC and in corporate finance at Chartis Insurance, in Singapore. Brandon holds a BBA in Finance and Economics (cum laude) from the University of Miami. He is a CFA charterholder.

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Managers with whom he has worked

  • Corry Capital Advisors
  • J.W. Childs Associates
  • Longreach Group
  • New Mountain Capital
  • White Deer Energy

George Lyons Associate

George is involved in deal co-ordination, logistics, distribution and project management across a range of the firm’s funds.  Before joining Asante, George spent four years working as a corporate lawyer in the financial institutions group at Clifford Chance in London and Amsterdam, where he advised on a range of issues including the sale and purchase of portfolio companies within the financial services sector. George spent his final year at Clifford Chance on secondment to BlackRock’s institutional legal team in London. George holds an LLB with first class honours in Law and Business from the University of Brighton, an LLM from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is a qualified Solicitor in England & Wales.

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Managers With Whom He Has Worked:

  • Abingworth
  • GRO Capital
  • Headway Capital Partners
  • Njord Partners

Georgia Dowdall Associate

Georgia is involved in deal co-ordination, logistics, distribution and project management across a range of the firm’s funds.  Before joining Asante, Georgia worked at the International Finance Corporation ("IFC"). At the IFC Georgia was responsible for sourcing and executing direct investments in the healthcare and education sectors across emerging markets and developing and implementing strategies to enable IFC to deploy capital in a broader set of frontier markets. Prior to this, Georgia worked for the World Bank, where she focused on analysis and strategy for the Private Sector Development team. Prior to the World Bank, Georgia was an Associate in J.P. Morgan's Investment Banking M&A team, executing deals across Europe and emerging markets. Georgia holds a B.A. in Economics, Psychology and History, and a post-graduate degree in finance from the University of Cape Town.

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Kate O'Meara Associate

Kate is involved in deal co-ordination, logistics, distribution and project management across a range of the firm’s funds. Before joining Asante, Kate spent two years at the Royal Bank of Scotland working within the Williams & Glyn Business Delivery Programme. Before this, Kate worked as a project manager on significant real estate construction projects in New York and Dublin. Kate holds a BE in Civil Engineering (Hons) from University College Dublin.

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MANAGERS WITH WHOM SHE HAS WORKED:

  • AnaCap Financial Partners
  • Blue Water Energy
  • G Square Capital
  • Sole Shipping
  • Summit Partners
  • World Star Aviation

Ahsan Khan Analyst

Ahsan is involved in deal co-ordination and project management across a range of the firm’s funds. Before joining Asante, Ahsan was a management consultant at KPMG, where he specialised in Finance Transformation and was involved in both advisory and delivery roles within the Banking sector. Prior to this, Ahsan spent three years working within KPMG’s Technology, Media and Telecoms Audit team. Ahsan is an ICAEW-qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a BSc in Accounting from Durham University.

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Craig Friedman Analyst

Craig is involved in deal co-ordination and project management across a range of the firm’s funds. Prior to joining Asante, Craig spent over two years working at Tulane’s Investment Office in a variety of roles, with his primary responsibility working within the Private Capital team covering both Private Equity and Private Real Asset investments. Prior to this, Craig completed a summer internship at Schafer Cullen Capital Management covering global high dividend yielding equities. He graduated cum laude from Tulane’s A.B Freeman School of Business in 2014 with BSM in Finance. Craig has completed Level I of the CFA Program.

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Managers with whom he has worked

  • Aqua Capital
  • LLR Partners
  • Glisco
  • Quad Partners

Edward Oram Analyst

Ed is involved in deal coordination and project management across a range of the firm’s funds. Before joining Asante, Ed worked at Educate Global Fund, an impact private equity firm operating out of Nairobi. In this role, Ed was responsible for coordinating the capital raise and assisting with the fund’s marketing strategy. Prior to this, Ed worked as an analyst in the Consultant Relations team at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, covering a range of asset classes. Ed holds a BA in Spanish from the University of Bristol.

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Grace Gardner Analyst

Grace is involved in deal co-ordination and project management across a range of the firm’s funds. Prior to joining Asante, Grace spent over two years working at Prudential Financial in Risk Management where she worked across a variety of risk functions, including investment risk and enterprise risk strategy. Grace holds a BA in Economics from Bates College and has completed Level I of the CFA Program.

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Jessica Cheung Analyst

Jess is involved in deal co-ordination and project management across a range of the firm’s funds. Prior to joining Asante, Jess spent two years at PwC working within the Banking and Capital Markets Audit & Assurance team. Jess holds a BA with first class honours in Business, Accounting and Finance from Newcastle University. Jess has completed all three levels of the ACA qualification.

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MANAGERS WITH WHOM SHE HAS WORKED

  • Headway Capital
  • GRO Capital
  • G Square Capital

Marcus Jehnke Analyst

Marcus is involved in deal coordination and project management across a range of the firm's funds.  Before joining Asante Marcus worked at Volpi Capital LLP and has strong investment experience in the UK and continental Europe. Marcus has also completed internships with Advent International and THS Partners, where Marcus focused on investing in technology businesses. Marcus holds a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE).

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Sara Stratoberdha Analyst

Sara is involved in deal co-ordination and project management across a range of the firm’s funds. Before joining Asante, Sara spent over three years working in the Financial Institutions Group of Credit Suisse’s Investment Banking Division. Sara graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in 2015 and holds a Bachelor of Science in International Economics.

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Tom Freeman Analyst

Tom is involved in deal co-ordination and project management across a range of the firm’s funds. Prior to joining Asante, Tom spent over three years as an Investment Consultant at MFS Investment Management. During his time at MFS, Tom advised financial professionals on portfolio construction and investment selection across equity, fixed income and alternative investments. Tom graduated from Furman University with a BA in Business Administration. Tom has completed Level I of the CFA Program.

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Dillon Yeh Research Analyst

Dillon is involved in producing financial market research and supporting activity across funds, secondaries, origination, and direct investments. Dillon joined Asante after completing a summer internship in the New York office. Previously Dillon interned for Swann Auction Galleries and Terrafina LLC, as well as becoming one of the youngest NYC yellow cab drivers. Dillon holds an MA (Hons) in Economics and Modern History from The University of St Andrews.

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Oscar Scott Deal Coordinator

Oscar supports and coordinates logistics and basic execution activity across funds, secondaries, origination and direct investments. Before joining Asante, Oscar worked in wealth management at Brewin Dolphin, where he was a data analyst. Oscar holds a BA Hons in Economics from The University of Leicester.

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Linden Grant Assistant Accountant

Linden is a member of the finance team and is responsible for assisting the CFO with the overall management of the group finance function. Before joining Asante, Linden was a member of the finance team at Cineworld Cinemas Group PLC. Linden holds a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Medical Engineering from Queen Mary, University of London. Linden is a Part-Qualified Accountant and is currently undertaking his finals with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

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Oliver Bastable Accounts Assistant

Oliver is a member of the finance team assisting the CFO and Assistant Accountant. Before joining Asante, Oliver was a Client Accountant at Colliers International working within their Property Management department.  Oliver holds a BA Hons degree in Business Management specialising in Financial Management from the University of Wales Institute Cardiff and is currently studying towards his CIMA accreditation.

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Kirsty Fisher Operations Coordinator

Kirsty is responsible for coordinating the operations team in support of the front office.  Kirsty manages conference coordination, event management, press, website, hardware and IT systems management as well as being involved in recruitment and human resources for the firm.  Kirsty has previously worked at Sun Trading as an Operations and Office Manager, and was responsible for global operations support and project management; where Kirsty oversaw the implementation of a new back office system to streamline processes. Kirsty holds a BA (Hons) degree in Law and Business from the University of Warwick.

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Lauren Baczewski Operations Coordinator

Lauren is Executive Assistant to Fraser van Rensburg and Office Coordinator for the New York office. Lauren is responsible for travel arrangements, conference coordination, office supplier management, human resources and IT systems in the US. Further to this, Lauren provides office and operations support to the New York team as well as managing front of house and guest relations. Before joining Asante, Lauren worked as an Operations Coordinator at MVision Private Equity Advisers. At MVision, Lauren was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the New York office, provided deal team support and was also responsible for the planning and execution of US corporate events, including the company offsite, closing dinners, LP Events and due diligence day sessions. Lauren holds a BA in Hospitality, Recreation & Resort Management from the University of West Florida.

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Mikelle Stott EA and Office Assistant

Mikelle (‘Mickey’) is Executive Assistant to Warren Hibbert and an Office Assistant for the London office. Mikelle is responsible for IT systems, conference coordination as well as front of house and guest relations in London. Before joining Asante, Mikelle worked as an Executive at a leading global marketing agency where she was responsible for the management of staff and also supported the Account and Production team. Mikelle also has experience working as an Executive Assistant to a Senior Hollywood Executive in Toronto, Canada. Mikelle holds a B.Com in Management and a BA in Sociology from the University of Otago.

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Harriet Roberts Operations Assistant

Harriet is the Operations Assistant in the London Office. Harriet is responsible for human resources, client event coordination, office supplier management, front of house and guest relations. Prior to joining Asante, Harriet worked as a Contracts Administrator at Finalta Enterprises Limited where she was responsible for the preparation and finalising of contracts, completion of procurement portals and all client due diligence. Harriet holds a BA in History from LBU.

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Michelle Daly Office Assistant

Michelle is Office Administrative Assistant for the New York office. Michelle is responsible for conference coordination, office supplier management, front of house and guest relations in New York. Prior to joining Asante, Michelle worked as an Administrative Assistant as part of the Operations team in Allied Irish Bank. Michelle holds an Msc. in Strategic Management and Planning from University College Dublin and Bsc. in Marketing from Dublin Institute of Technology.

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