SL Capital appoints investment director

SL Capital Partners, a private equity fund-of-funds manager with more than $8bn in AUM, and controlled by Standard Life Investments in Edinburgh, UK, has promoted Whit Matthews to investment director within its investment team in Boston, US.

In his new role, Matthews will continue to be responsible for SL Capital’s North American primary fund investments, secondary investments and direct co-investments, with a particular focus on the West Coast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Over the course of his tenure, Matthews has built relationships with key industry players and spearheaded important initiatives, including internal process enhancement and the in-depth coverage of the North American middle market.

Jamie Ebersole, senior investment director and head of SL Capital’s Boston office, said: “Matthews’ promotion to investment director is a well deserved recognition of his hard work and dedication to building our North American investment programme and expanding our reach in the middle market.

“We are predicting another strong year of private equity activity in both North America and Europe,” he said.

Prior to joining SL Capital in 2009, Matthews was an Investment Associate at the University of Pennsylvania Endowment, where he focused on private equity and absolute return investing.

SL Capital Partners over the past 11 years has raised more than €6.4 billion (c.$8.4 billion) through fifteen funds, with more than 75% of the capital coming from outside the Standard Life Group.  

The firm is focused on primary fund investments, secondary transactions and direct co-investments. Its clients range from leading institutional investors in the UK, US, Canada, Europe, Asia and the Middle East to family offices and high net worth individuals. SL Capital Partners also manage segregated accounts for some of the worlds’ largest pension funds, including CalPERS.

SL Capital Partners is 40% owned by nine partners, with Standard Life Investments retaining 60%. In total, SL Capital Partners has staff of 44 operating through offices in Edinburgh (UK) and Boston (US).

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