ROWAYTON, Conn., March 1, 2018 -- Eaton Partners, a leading placement agent and advisor to alternative investment firms around the world and a wholly owned subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF), has been named "Placement Agent of the Year" in bothNorth America and Asia by Private Equity International, a leading publication dedicated to reporting on the global private equity industry.
"Our team, together with our partners at Stifel, had a phenomenal year in 2017 across the globe," said Charlie Eaton, founder of Eaton Partners. "To be recognized as the premier placement agent in two of the world’s largest and most important markets is a phenomenal accomplishment and a testament to the hard work we do on behalf of our clients every day."
This marks the third straight year Eaton Partners has been recognized as the Placement Agent of the Year in Asia.
"Eaton has been pivotal in getting the fundraises done but what’s important to highlight is the range and diversity of its investment funds – from early stage through buyouts, to country-specific sector specialists, to pan-Asia," summarized Private Equity International. Chris Lerner, global partner and head of Asia for Eaton, told the publication that 2017 was Eaton’s "best year in Asia in which the firm focused on a limited number of high conviction ideas."
PEI also noted that Eaton Partners has bulked up its workforce over the past year, forming a team dedicated to direct capital raising and hiring two additional managing directors among others.
Winners for the PEI Awards 2017 were based on the votes of thousands of industry professionals, which include limited partners in Asia, North America, Europe, and the Middle East as well as general partners, lenders, accountants, lawyers, and consultants.