London — October 7, 2009 — Pantheon, a leading global private equity fund-of-funds investor, has strengthened its experienced team in the US with the addition of Saverio Costa. Saverio joins as a Principal in Client Services in Pantheon’s New York office, with responsibility for East Coast clients. The move follows the recent appointment of Brian Lim as Principal in the Asian investment team at Pantheon’s Hong Kong office.

Saverio joins Pantheon after ten years with Benedetto Gartland & Company, a New York-based private placement agent, where he was a partner responsible for structuring private equity investment vehicles and raising capital from institutional investors.

”This appointment highlights our continuing commitment to providing excellent service to our clients around the world. We are delighted to welcome Saverio to the team” said Jay Pierrepont, Managing Partner in San Francisco.

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Pantheon Ventures Ltd.
Pantheon has been active in private equity since 1982 and is one of the world’s leading private equity fund-of-funds and secondaries managers, with over $21.0 billion under management (as of 31 March 2009), a global team of 138 including 65 investment professionals, and offices in London, San Francisco, New York and Hong Kong. It develops and implements private equity investment strategies for over 300 global institutional investors; it manages regional funds-of-funds in the US, Europe and Asia, customised separate account programmes and global secondary funds. Pantheon is part of Russell Investments. For more information, go to


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