Private Equity

Investir dans le private equity à travers le monde exige de l’expérience, une expertise spécialisée et un jugement avisé – ce qui est précisément le panel de compétences que nous offrons à nos clients.

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Expérience

Nous gérons 13.7 milliards de livres sterling d’encours et nous siégeons à plus de 400 comités consultatifs. Nous offrons une vaste gamme de solutions de private equity à nos clients, ayant levé plus de 100 véhicules d’investissement, soutenu plus de 500 commandités dans le secteur du private equity et ayant réalisé plus de 1 000 engagements de fonds.

Source : Aberdeen Standard Investments, données au 30/06/2020.

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Expertise

Nous disposons de plus de 50 professionnels du private equity dans le monde entier, qui apportent une vision et une expertise inestimables sur le terrain.

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Ressource

Nous sommes également en mesure d’exploiter les ressources considérables dont dispose Aberdeen Standard Investments, notamment sa recherche économique de pointe, un réseau de distribution mondialisé, des équipes spécialisées dans les domaines juridique, la due diligence, la finance, l’opérationnel, le risque et l’investissement responsable. Cela signifie que nos clients ont accès aux meilleures idées d’investissement provenant de l’ensemble de nos activités.

Baromètre ASI Private Equity T3 2019

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Perspectives des fonds de private equity

Merrick Mckay

Merrick McKay

Head of Europe - Private Equity

Merrick joined SL Capital, now part of Aberdeen Standard Investments (“ASI”), in 2014 and is based in the Edinburgh and London offices. ASI’s European Private Equity business, with over €8bn AuM, encompasses primary and secondary fund investments and co-investment activities undertaken by a team of over 30 investment professionals. Merrick is Head of Europe and a member of the ASI Private Equity Investment Committee.
An Australian, Merrick has over 25 years’ experience in the European private equity industry. Prior to joining ASI, Merrick was Head of European Investments and Senior Partner of Macquarie’s Private Markets division. Previous roles include 13 years as a Partner and Investment Committee member of Primary Capital (the London-based, lower mid-market private equity firm) where he was responsible for leading, originating and managing numerous private equity investments in the UK. Merrick holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Queensland.
Merrick is a regular speaker at private equity conferences, and is a member of Invest Europe’s Limited Partner Council.

Mark Nicolson

Head of Primary Investments

Mark is based in Edinburgh and joined Aberdeen Standard Investments in 2007. He is responsible for making investments across the private equity spectrum (Primaries, Secondaries and Co-investments) as well as having overall responsibility for ASI's Primary Investment business.

Mark is a member of ASI's Private Equity Operating Committee and Investment Committee. He also sits on the Advisory Boards of a number of leading private equity funds. Prior to the merger that created ASI in 2017, Mark was a Partner and Head of Primary Investments at SL Capital Partners where he joined in 2007. Before this, Mark spent seven years working as a lead adviser in the corporate finance teams of EY and KPMG, focusing principally on buyouts. Mark is a Chartered Accountant and has BA (Joint Honours) degrees in Accounting and Economics from the University of Strathclyde. Mark is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

Patricl Knechtli

Patrick Knechtli

Head of Secondaries

Based in Edinburgh, Patrick heads up the secondaries team of Aberdeen Standard Investments and is involved across the private markets activities of the firm. He joined predecessor firm SL Capital in 2009, which then merged with AAM’s private markets business in 2017. Prior to joining SL Capital, Patrick spent eight years at Coller Capital in London, where he worked on numerous secondary portfolio transactions. His early career consisted of seven years in investment banking, first at Baring Brothers and then at ABN Amro Corporate Finance. Patrick has a MA (Hons) in Modern Languages from the University of Exeter and is fluent in French and Spanish.

Collin Burrow

Colin Burrow

Head of Co-Investments

Colin Burrow is Head of Co-Investments based in the Edinburgh office. He is responsible for all aspects of co-investing including sourcing, evaluating and execution. He is a member of the Investment Committee. Colin joined Aberdeen in 2014 from the Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) heritage team. Prior to joining SWIP in 2013, he led a dedicated co-investment team at Lloyds Banking Group responsible for origination and asset management. Colin joined Lloyds from Bridgepoint where as an Investment Director he spent six years investing in mid-market European buyouts. He began his career advising on mid-market buyouts with Andersen Corporate Finance. Colin holds an LLB (Hons) in Law from the University of Strathclyde and a Securities Institute Diploma.

John Dickie

John Dickie

Co-Head of Private Equity USA

John Dickie is Co-Head of Private Equity USA based in the Boston office. His primary responsibilities include sourcing, evaluating and executing primary investments and co-investments and he is a member of the Investment Committee. John joined Aberdeen Standard Investments in 2015 from the FLAG Capital Management heritage team where he held a role of Principal. Prior to joining FLAG in 2010, John was a Principal at Berkshire Partners. Previously, he worked at DLJ Merchant Banking Partners as a Senior Analyst-Private Equity. He began his career with Credit Suisse First Boston as a Financial Analyst in the Investment Banking division. John holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from Middlebury College.

Scott Reed

Scott Reed

Co-Head of Private Equity USA

Scott Reed is Co-Head of Private Equity USA based in the Boston office. He joined Aberdeen Standard Investments in 2015 from the FLAG Capital Management heritage team where he held a similar role as Partner and Head of the Private Equity strategy. Prior to joining FLAG in 2007, Scott was a Principal at Portico Capital LLC, and a Senior Associate at J.H. Whitney & Co. Previously, he worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co. Scott holds an MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College and a BA in Economics with Mathematics Concentration from Colby College and the London School of Economics.

Peter Lawerence

Peter Lawrence

Co-Head Global Venture Capital

Peter Lawrence is Strategic Director, Alternatives based in the Stamford office. He is a dedicated senior member of the Global Venture Capital team. Peter joined Aberdeen Standard Investments in 2015 from the FLAG Capital Management heritage team where he was a Founding Partner and Co-Head of the Venture Capital strategy. Prior to FLAG, Peter spent twelve years managing both direct and indirect venture capital and private equity portfolios as Executive Vice President of the Marshall Field family office. He also previously worked for The Continental Group and W.R. Grace & Co. Peter holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Psychology from Trinity College.

Kirsten Morin

Kirsten Morin

Co-Head Global Venture Capital

Kirsten Morin is a Senior Investment Manager focused on the Global Venture Capital strategy based in the Stamford office. Her primary responsibilities include sourcing, evaluating and executing primary investments. Kirsten joined Aberdeen Standard Investments in 2015 from the FLAG Capital Management heritage team where she held a similar role of Principal. Prior to joining FLAG in 2005, she worked for IBM in a variety of analytical roles. Kirsten holds a BS in Finance and Accounting from Babson College.

Ajay Chitkara

Ajay Chitkara

Head of Bonaccord Capital

Ajay Chitkara is Head of Bonaccord Capital Partners (GP Investments), where he is a voting member of the investment committee. Ajay and his team source, evaluate and execute structured investments in alternative asset management companies. Ajay joined Aberdeen with a team from Guggenheim Partners, where he was Senior Managing Director within the Alternatives Investment Division. Before Guggenheim Partners, Ajay was a Managing Director at SwissRe Capital Markets and Advisory, and one of the founding members of the Equity and Fund Linked Group. Ajay spent more than a decade of his career at Morgan Stanley within Investment Banking and Capital Markets both New York and London.

  • Merrick McKay

    Head of Europe - Private Equity

    Merrick joined SL Capital, now part of Aberdeen Standard Investments (“ASI”), in 2014 and is based in the Edinburgh and London offices. ASI’s European Private Equity business, with over €8bn AuM, encompasses primary and secondary fund investments and co-investment activities undertaken by a team of over 30 investment professionals. Merrick is Head of Europe and a member of the ASI Private Equity Investment Committee.
    An Australian, Merrick has over 25 years’ experience in the European private equity industry. Prior to joining ASI, Merrick was Head of European Investments and Senior Partner of Macquarie’s Private Markets division. Previous roles include 13 years as a Partner and Investment Committee member of Primary Capital (the London-based, lower mid-market private equity firm) where he was responsible for leading, originating and managing numerous private equity investments in the UK. Merrick holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Queensland.
    Merrick is a regular speaker at private equity conferences, and is a member of Invest Europe’s Limited Partner Council.

  • Mark Nicolson

    Head of Primary Investments

    Mark is based in Edinburgh and joined Aberdeen Standard Investments in 2007. He is responsible for making investments across the private equity spectrum (Primaries, Secondaries and Co-investments) as well as having overall responsibility for ASI's Primary Investment business.

    Mark is a member of ASI's Private Equity Operating Committee and Investment Committee. He also sits on the Advisory Boards of a number of leading private equity funds. Prior to the merger that created ASI in 2017, Mark was a Partner and Head of Primary Investments at SL Capital Partners where he joined in 2007. Before this, Mark spent seven years working as a lead adviser in the corporate finance teams of EY and KPMG, focusing principally on buyouts. Mark is a Chartered Accountant and has BA (Joint Honours) degrees in Accounting and Economics from the University of Strathclyde. Mark is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

  • Patrick Knechtli

    Head of Secondaries

    Based in Edinburgh, Patrick heads up the secondaries team of Aberdeen Standard Investments and is involved across the private markets activities of the firm. He joined predecessor firm SL Capital in 2009, which then merged with AAM’s private markets business in 2017. Prior to joining SL Capital, Patrick spent eight years at Coller Capital in London, where he worked on numerous secondary portfolio transactions. His early career consisted of seven years in investment banking, first at Baring Brothers and then at ABN Amro Corporate Finance. Patrick has a MA (Hons) in Modern Languages from the University of Exeter and is fluent in French and Spanish.

  • Colin Burrow

    Head of Co-Investments

    Colin Burrow is Head of Co-Investments based in the Edinburgh office. He is responsible for all aspects of co-investing including sourcing, evaluating and execution. He is a member of the Investment Committee. Colin joined Aberdeen in 2014 from the Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) heritage team. Prior to joining SWIP in 2013, he led a dedicated co-investment team at Lloyds Banking Group responsible for origination and asset management. Colin joined Lloyds from Bridgepoint where as an Investment Director he spent six years investing in mid-market European buyouts. He began his career advising on mid-market buyouts with Andersen Corporate Finance. Colin holds an LLB (Hons) in Law from the University of Strathclyde and a Securities Institute Diploma.

  • John Dickie

    Co-Head of Private Equity USA

    John Dickie is Co-Head of Private Equity USA based in the Boston office. His primary responsibilities include sourcing, evaluating and executing primary investments and co-investments and he is a member of the Investment Committee. John joined Aberdeen Standard Investments in 2015 from the FLAG Capital Management heritage team where he held a role of Principal. Prior to joining FLAG in 2010, John was a Principal at Berkshire Partners. Previously, he worked at DLJ Merchant Banking Partners as a Senior Analyst-Private Equity. He began his career with Credit Suisse First Boston as a Financial Analyst in the Investment Banking division. John holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from Middlebury College.

  • Scott Reed

    Co-Head of Private Equity USA

    Scott Reed is Co-Head of Private Equity USA based in the Boston office. He joined Aberdeen Standard Investments in 2015 from the FLAG Capital Management heritage team where he held a similar role as Partner and Head of the Private Equity strategy. Prior to joining FLAG in 2007, Scott was a Principal at Portico Capital LLC, and a Senior Associate at J.H. Whitney & Co. Previously, he worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co. Scott holds an MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College and a BA in Economics with Mathematics Concentration from Colby College and the London School of Economics.

  • Peter Lawrence

    Co-Head Global Venture Capital

    Peter Lawrence is Strategic Director, Alternatives based in the Stamford office. He is a dedicated senior member of the Global Venture Capital team. Peter joined Aberdeen Standard Investments in 2015 from the FLAG Capital Management heritage team where he was a Founding Partner and Co-Head of the Venture Capital strategy. Prior to FLAG, Peter spent twelve years managing both direct and indirect venture capital and private equity portfolios as Executive Vice President of the Marshall Field family office. He also previously worked for The Continental Group and W.R. Grace & Co. Peter holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Psychology from Trinity College.

  • Kirsten Morin

    Co-Head Global Venture Capital

    Kirsten Morin is a Senior Investment Manager focused on the Global Venture Capital strategy based in the Stamford office. Her primary responsibilities include sourcing, evaluating and executing primary investments. Kirsten joined Aberdeen Standard Investments in 2015 from the FLAG Capital Management heritage team where she held a similar role of Principal. Prior to joining FLAG in 2005, she worked for IBM in a variety of analytical roles. Kirsten holds a BS in Finance and Accounting from Babson College.

  • Ajay Chitkara

    Head of Bonaccord Capital

    Ajay Chitkara is Head of Bonaccord Capital Partners (GP Investments), where he is a voting member of the investment committee. Ajay and his team source, evaluate and execute structured investments in alternative asset management companies. Ajay joined Aberdeen with a team from Guggenheim Partners, where he was Senior Managing Director within the Alternatives Investment Division. Before Guggenheim Partners, Ajay was a Managing Director at SwissRe Capital Markets and Advisory, and one of the founding members of the Equity and Fund Linked Group. Ajay spent more than a decade of his career at Morgan Stanley within Investment Banking and Capital Markets both New York and London.