Private Equity

Griffin’s Private Equity Group provides the advantages of a boutique combined with the resources and relationships of a full-service investment bank. Our professionals have previously served as general partners and limited partners in private equity vehicles, enabling us to provide our clients with a well-rounded perspective from both the buy-side and sell-side. Because we work on a limited number of non-competing assignments at a time, our clients enjoy senior level attention at every stage of execution.

Fund Placement

Griffin specializes in working with high-quality small to mid-sized funds, emerging managers and spinouts including buyout, growth, private credit, and special situations.  We help clients define and articulate their message and positioning in the market, develop marketing materials and related due diligence documentation, and communicate with potential investors through a coordinated and comprehensive distribution process.

Griffin’s fund placement success is relationship-driven, providing access to top tier institutional investors in North America and Europe, including advisors and consultants, endowments and foundations, public and corporate pension plans, family offices, insurance companies and fund of funds.

  • Decades of experience in the market with over $3 billion placed
  • Extensive institutional LP relationships in the U.S., Canada and Europe
  • Proven track record of repeat clients and oversubscribed funds
  • Stellar GP and LP references
  • Client-friendly and competitive fee structure

Secondary Advisory

Griffin is a leading advisor to limited partners and fund sponsors that seek to utilize the secondary market to manage complex, highly-confidential situations that demand discretion and speed. Griffin assists general partners by managing the sale of limited partnership interests within existing funds or utilizing more complex, structured transactions such as GP-led restructurings and tender offers.

We also assist limited partners seeking to divest private fund interests through a highly customized and confidential process to achieve their objectives.

Co-Investment Advisory

Griffin works with fund sponsors and independent sponsors to accelerate fundraising through co-investment opportunities or deal-specific capital raises. Co-investment opportunities can broaden the limited partner base in conjunction with fundraising or in advance of a contemplated fundraise, and we maintain relationships with a wide range of limited partners that have a strong appetite for co-investments.