Ralph Guenther has joined Pantheon’s team in Europe as a Principal from German quoted private equity firm BMP AG, where he was a member of the board and led the private equity fund of funds and advisory services. Ralph focuses on business development and client service in the DACH region and will source deals for Pantheon’s secondaries team.
John Greenwood has joined Pantheon’s North American team as an exclusive independent Advisor focusing on business development in the Canadian market. He was most recently with TD Bank Financial Group in Toronto, where he was Managing Director and co-founder of Canada’s leading private equity fund of funds group with $2.7 billion under management.
Separately, Pantheon announced that Matt Garfunkle in Pantheon’s San Francisco office and Francesco di Valmarana in Pantheon’s London office have been promoted to Partner.
Matt joined Pantheon in 1999 from Cambridge Associates and is a key member of Pantheon’s secondaries team responsible for identifying and negotiating the purchase of private equity assets for the firm’s secondaries funds. Matt leads the firm’s secondaries operations in the San Francisco office and is a member of the Global Secondary Investment Committee and the Global Infrastructure Committee.
Francesco joined Pantheon in 2008 from Unigestion, where he was a senior member of the investment team covering both primary and secondary investments. He was a founding partner at DN Capital, a pan-European technology venture capital firm, before which he was part of the European team at Advent International. Francesco brings origination skills and broad knowledge of European private equity fund managers to the continuing development of Pantheon’s European primary operations. He is a member of Pantheon’s European Investment Committee.
Commenting on the new appointments, Alastair Bruce, Managing Partner, said: “These appointments highlight our continuing commitment to providing excellent service to our clients around the world. We are delighted to have attracted such high-caliber professionals, each well-respected in their local markets, into our teams as a busy 2011 progresses.
Our congratulations go to Matt Garfunkle and Francesco di Valmarana, who have shown by virtue of their broad contribution to Pantheon that they are valuable additions to the partnership.”
NOTES TO EDITORS
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