Private Equity

Griffin provides a full range of services for private equity groups in all phases, including fund formation, capital deployment, portfolio operations and exit and re-deployment. Our multidisciplinary team of placement agents, bankers and lawyers is heavily focused on the private equity sector. As a result, we are uniquely positioned to anticipate issues and develop innovative solutions to help PEGs achieve their business objectives.

Griffin offers experienced fundraising services as placement agent for outstanding private equity general partners, especially emerging managers and small to mid-sized funds. Our principals have a solid track record of successful assignments and an established network of relationships in the global private equity limited partner community. We also have an active practice in private equity secondary asset investment banking and co-investment financing advisory.

Placement Agent Services

Griffin acts as placement agent for private equity funds including buyouts, venture capital, mezzanine, special situations, fund of funds and real estate. We are dedicated to helping fund sponsors raise capital as effectively and efficiently as possible through our relationships with institutional investors located in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. We deliver customized execution to meet client needs, including full service global placement, targeted and top-off assignments and administrative services only mandates.

Griffin offers the advantages of a boutique combined with direct access to the resources and relationships of a full service regional investment bank. We have a strong and growing commitment to private equity and focus on fundraising mandates generally ranging from $200 to $750 million in capital. Our professionals have previously served as general and/or limited partners in private equity vehicles, enabling us to provide you with a well-rounded perspective from both the buy-side and sell-side. Because we generally work on a limited number of non-competing assignments at one time, our clients enjoy senior-level attention at every stage of execution.

We work with clients every step along the way of the complex process of raising capital. We have developed a proven methodology for helping clients achieve success, which includes pre-marketing due diligence and positioning; packaging and marketing; closing; and ongoing follow-up. Our extensive relationships within the private equity and alternative investor community include:

  • Corporate and public pension plans
  • Advisors and consultants
  • Gatekeepers
  • Fund of funds
  • Insurance companies
  • Endowments and foundations
  • Financial institutions
  • Asset management firms
  • Family offices

Secondary Investment Advisory

We work with limited partners, corporate investors and general partners seeking private equity portfolio solutions through confidential, directly negotiated transactions. Our focus is on both limited partnership interests, as well as direct stakes in portfolio companies for firms who might be seeking liquidity, a rebalancing of their portfolio, or to achieve other strategic objectives.

Co-investment Advisory

Griffin’s private equity placement team works with general partners of committed funds, as well as fundless sponsors seeking equity capital or mezzanine financing in transactions by making introductions to limited partners and other private equity investors with an appetite for attractive co-investment opportunities.