Fairview Capital Group is an independent
advisor specialising in private capital liquidity solutions

Fairview Capital Group

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Fairview Capital Group is an independent
advisor specialising in private capital liquidity solutions

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ABOUT FAIRVIEW

Fairview is exclusively focused on GP and LP-led solutions

Fair, robust and unencumbered approach to secondary transactions across Private Equity, Venture Capital, Real Estate and Infrastructure funds.

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Our partners have 200 years of experience and a solid track-record

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We have developed a roadmap to manage potential conflicts that may arise

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Transparency of information and active dialogue throughout our transactions have provided comfort to multiple advisory boards and hundreds of investors

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Continuation vehicles provide benefits for all parties, including for additional time and follow-on capital for portfolio companies, optionality for limited partners, and clear milestones and incentives for managers

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Current market conditions pose challenges to sell assets at a time when limited partners seek liquidity

Commitment to Fairness, Transparency and Independence

Our partners have over 200 years of combined secondary and private equity experience with an extensive track record including:

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Created liquidity solutions for $17bn of deal volume across 53 GP and LP-led transactions

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Experience with over 650 limited partners in GP-led solutions

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Raised in excess of $15.0bn from a global investor network

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Invested over $2.5bn in private equity (primary, secondary and direct deals) throughout developed and emerging markets

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Represented limited partners across 1,000 private equity funds including advisory board roles in two dozen partnerships

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Demonstrated operational experience across private equity, infrastructure and real asset portfolio companies

Represents partner experience at Fairview and other firms.
OUR SERVICES

We help managers secure additional time to exit portfolio companies, building runway to maximize value, raise follow-on capital for assets and manage single company carve-outs. We do this while providing Limited Partners the optionality to decide whether to cash out or remain exposed to the companies.

We provide optionality for limited partners as a driver of solutions.

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    Clarity of process, deal roadmap and drivers of portfolio value

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    ​ Symmetry of information between prospective buyers and limited partners

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    Management of investor communications and deal walk-through

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    ​ Regular consultation with advisory board

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Purpose

Provide unencumbered advice to:

  • Private equity sponsors
  • Advisory boards
  • Limited partners
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Resources

  • Senior attention and commitment to every transaction
  • Team has worked together for over 10 years
  • Leverage 200 years of private equity experience as limited partners, investor relations and general partners
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Focus

  • Manage and mitigate conflicts of interest
  • Provide transparency to processes
  • Follow a standardized roadmap
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Track record

  • Closed $16bn of deal volume across 50 secondary transactions(1)
  • Successful waiver of conflicts in all transactions
  • Over 600 Limited Partners participated in liquidity solutions

(1)Represents individual partner experience

THE TEAM

The leadership team has known each other for almost two decades, with the partners having worked together for a significant portion of their careers in senior roles.

The senior team, with over 200 years of private equity experience, based across offices in London, New York, Mexico City and Singapore, brings deep experience in private equity to provide advice and bespoke solutions to general partners on GP-led secondary solutions.

Pablo Caló

Managing Partner | London

pablo.calo@fairviewcapitalgroup.com

Pablo has spent the last 28 years dedicated to private equity in developed and emerging markets.

He was the Head of International Secondaries for Park Hill covering Europe and Asia. Pablo led close to $12bn in secondary deal volume, at Blackstone and Park Hill.

Prior to Park Hill, Pablo was the head of Europe and co-managed two secondary funds with over $1.5bn of AUM for PineBridge Investments, a global asset manager. In his role, he joined the Advisory Board of over a dozen private equity funds and had oversight for a portfolio of over 500 limited partnership stakes across managers of buyout and venture capital sponsors. 

Besides transactional experience, Pablo brings perspective from a limited partner's viewpoint. When addressing conflicts of interest, Pablo takes the perspective of what is acceptable to all participants and runs a wide range of alternative scenarios with the sponsor prior to presenting options to investors. He also provides insight on buyer demand, pricing expectations, and structuring options in order to serve all constituents. Pablo holds a BS in Agricultural Engineering from UDELAR and an MBA from Yale University. 

John Leone

Managing Partner | New York

john.leone@fairviewcapitalgroup.com

John has over 25 years of diverse private equity experience covering developed and emerging markets, and working on complex limited partner matters and private equity investments.

As a managing partner of ForeVest Capital Partners, a private equity fund manager, John led several GP-led solutions for private equity funds from the perspective of the general partner. In this capacity, he was responsible for developing strategy for successful execution of the restructurings and leading communications with the limited partners. He, therefore, brings valuable experience and perspective as an advisor.

Prior to founding ForeVest Capital Partners, John was a managing director at PineBridge Investments and AIG Capital Partners. He also formerly served as the General Counsel of PineBridge’s Emerging Markets (ex-Asia) Private Equity operations. 

John earned a Juris Doctor, with high honors, from The George Washington University Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review and a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from the State University of New York at Binghamton. 

Ribhu Agrawal

CFO / COO | London

ribhu.agrawal@fairviewcapitalgroup.com

Ribhu has a decade of experience within Private Equity. He has diverse experience across Finance and Support functions having covered financial reporting, FP&A, taxation, compliance, risk and operations.

He joins the firm from Glendower Capital, now part of the CVC Group, who are a specialist secondary GP, where he acted as Finance Manager working across the UK and US entities.

Prior to this, he spent nearly 7 years as Senior Financial Controller for Ardian. He joined the firm immediately after it spun out from AXA Private Equity and oversaw the change and formalisation of the Finance department for the UK entity.

He also spent 3 years working for Volvo in their Financial Services business and started off at a local firm of chartered accountants.

He is Fellow (FCCA) of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with Accounting from Loughborough University.

George Slade

Partner | London

george.slade@fairviewcapitalgroup.com

George has over a decade of experience dedicated to secondaries and has advised on over $13bn of deal volume.

He has focused on GP-led solutions including multi-asset continuation funds, single asset continuation funds, fund tenders, fund expansions, and strip sales.

George has also worked with some of the largest U.S. and European pension plans on LP-led solutions and advised on one of the largest post-crisis collateralised fund obligations, which resulted in the first listed bond in Singapore backed by private equity cash flows.

Prior to joining Fairview, George worked in the secondary advisory team of Blackstone and PJT Partners. At Blackstone, he assisted Larry Thuet and Pablo Calo in setting up the European office of the secondary advisory team.

Before working at Blackstone, George was an investment professional at PineBridge Investments in their secondaries team.

Prior to PineBridge, George was at the Bank of England where he worked within the Financial Policy Committee (FPC) Secretariat. During this role, George supported the FPC in identifying and analysing major financial stability challenges within the U.K. banking system.

George has a BSc in Economics from the University of Bath with First Class Honours.

Arjun Bawa

Partner | Singapore

arjun.bawa@fairviewcapitalgroup.com

Arjun has over 20 years of private equity and financial services experience and has worked in Asia, US and Europe.

He has significant experience within the private equity Fund-of-Funds industry and co-led the investment activities of PineBridge Investments in Asia, focusing on primary and secondary fund investments.

Prior to that he was responsible for PineBridge Investments’ (and AIG Investments’) fund investment activities in North America and was based in New York.

Arjun sat on the internal investment committees of all primary fund investment portfolios in Asia, US, Europe, Latin America and Africa. In this role and during his tenure at AIG/PineBridge he was involved in over 100 fund investments and joined the advisory boards of over a dozen private equity funds.

Prior to AIG, Arjun worked for Allianz Group in New York and Munich where he focussed on fund investing and direct venture capital investing. He also spent several years with Deutsche Bank in Singapore across various roles including mergers and acquisitions and venture capital.

He holds an MBA from Institute of Management Technology in India and an Honors Bachelors of Commerce from Delhi University in India.

Christopher Lui

Partner | New York

christopher.lui@fairviewcapitalgroup.com

Chris has over 20 years of diverse private equity experience in global emerging markets, including investor related matters, valuations, investments, product development, and fundraising. He has been involved in transactions in Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, Turkey, Africa, Russia, and the former Soviet Union.

Most recently, Chris was responsible for coordinating ForeVest Capital Partners’ private equity operations and administration functions, including investor reporting, valuations, audits, track record maintenance, and fundraising.

At ForeVest, as a private equity fund manager, Chris participated in a successful GP-led restructuring of an emerging market fund. He was responsible for coordinating the RFP and due diligence process in the capacity of the general partner of the fund and preparing transaction information, analyses, and other materials to the limited partners. 

Prior to ForeVest, Chris was a vice president at PineBridge Investments, where he was involved in a realignment of manager incentives and interests with investors, a limited partner-led GP removal effort, and a restart process of a global emerging markets private equity fund. In each of these matters, Chris played a key role in supporting the solutions process and working through various GP/LP issues and concerns. 

Previously, Chris was in the Finance and Administration group at The Blackstone Group. 

He holds a BA in Economics from New York University.

Sebastian Amui

Partner | Mexico City

sebastian.amui@fairviewcapitalgroup.com

Sebastian has 30 years of experience in private equity generating an average return of 2.4x MoICto investors.

He brings a successful transactional and turnaround experience, with focus in emerging markets, and understanding of the key drivers of several industries, as telecom, energy, retail, healthcare, education, and agribusiness.

Sebastian has served on the Board of Directors of 21 companies with aggregate revenues in excess of $6 billion.

 

Before joining Fairview, Sebastian spent 8 years as Principal Equity Specialist at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Group, investing in equity and mezzanine transactions. Prior to IFC, Sebastian has been a Managing Director with PineBridge Investments and with AIG Capital Partners, for over 12 years.

Before AIG, Sebastian was a Senior Investment Officer at BBVA Banco Frances, in Argentina, where he co-managed a $400 million portfolio that included fixed income, listed equities, and private equity funds in partnership with Merrill Lynch and TCW.

He has been a Professor of Economics and Economic History for nine years at Universidad Catolica Argentina, and holds a master’s degree in Finance from the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires, and a BA in Economics from the Universidad Católica Argentina.

Ash Rajah

Partner | London

ash.rajah@fairviewcapitalgroup.com

Ash has a diverse background in the investment management space with the majority of his years being in Private Markets but also gaining exposure to Asset Management.

He joins the firm from Pantheon Ventures, where he worked for the Investor Relations team covering the UK, Middle East and Africa regions as well as Consultant Relations.

Prior to Pantheon, Ash held a similar position at the independent investment company, Veritas Asset Management. He has also worked for the Investor Relations team at the Emerging Markets Private Equity firm, The Abraaj Group. 

He holds a BSc (Hons) in Management Sciences from the London School of Economics.

Alex Molder

Associate | New York

alex.molder@fairviewcapitalgroup.com

Alex has significant experience in private markets. Prior to joining Fairview, he worked on M&A investments at Thrasio, an E-Commerce start up. He has also worked at Lincoln International and KPMG, specializing in Private Equity Portfolio Valuation. He is business fluent in Spanish.

Alex holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Spanish from The College of New Jersey

Allison Thuet

Analyst | New York

allison.thuet@fairviewcapitalgroup.com

Allie joined the Fairview’s New York team in 2021 to support growth in North American and LATAM markets.

She is a recent graduate of Colorado College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

William Beattie

Analyst | London

william.beattie@fairviewcapitalgroup.com

William joined Fairview in 2021 as an Analyst in the London office. He was born and raised in Asia, and has previous internship experience at CITIC securities in Hong Kong. William has worked on deals across all markets and most recently has focused on Europe and Asia.

William holds a First Class BA (Hons.) Economics with Management degree from Durham University.

Frederick Wewer

Analyst | London

frederick.wewer@fairviewcapitalgroup.com

Frederick joined Fairview following his Masters at the LSE, where he graduated with Distinction from the MSc Finance programme. Fluent in German and Dutch, he adds to Fairview’s coverage of the DACH and Benelux markets. During his studies, Frederick interned in M&A, gaining experience for his work in GP-led secondaries today.

Frederick also holds a First Class BSc (Hons.) Economics degree from the University of Warwick.

Melvin Taieb

Analyst | London

melvin.taieb@fairviewcapitalgroup.com

Melvin joins as an Analyst with previous experience in investment banking at Credit Agricole CIB. Melvin is native in English and French and has spent 12 years in Asia prior to his university studies.

He holds a BSc (Hons) in Management from the University of Bath with First Class Honours.

NEWS & PRESS

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November 2022: SuperInvestor, Amsterdam

Pablo Calo (Managing Partner) was a panellist on the discussion topic – ‘GP-leds: spotlight on continuation vehicles.’

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September 2022: SuperReturn Asia, Singapore

Arjun Bawa (Partner) was a moderator on the discussion topic – ‘In search of liquidity: unpacking the complexities of the secondaries market’.

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November 2021: AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum, Hong Kong

Arjun Bawa (Partner) was a speaker regarding ‘Secondaries: A growing role for Asia’

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October 2021: SuperReturn North America

John Leone speaking on panel: GP-Led secondaries: The emergence of secondaries as a mainstream private equity investment category

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October 2021: SuperInvestor, London

Pablo Caló speaking on the current market spotlight on GP-led transactions

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September 2, 2020: John Leone moderating panel on GP-led solutions

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February 2020: Super Return, Berlin

John Leone speaking on structuring GP-led deals

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October 2019: British Venture Capital Association, London

Pablo Caló presenting GP-led secondaries in an evolving market to the Limited Partner Summit

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November 2019: SuperInvestor, Amsterdam

Pablo Caló speaking on GP-led conflicts of interest and valuations

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September 2019: Capital Creation, Monaco

Pablo Caló leading discussion on GP-led secondaries and origination in an increasingly complex and competitive private market

Contact Us

London: 57 Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London, W1J 6ER

New York: 40 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005