Campbell Lutyens

Campbell Lutyens is an independent private equity advisory firm exclusively focused on primary fundraising and secondary transactions in the private equity, private debt and infrastructure & Energy markets. The firm has offices in London, New York City, Hong Kong and Singapore and comprises a team of over 120 professionals representing over 35 nationalities.[1]

Campbell Lutyens
Private Ownership
IndustryPrivate equity, Infrastructure
FounderJohn Campbell, Richard Lutyens
HeadquartersLondon, England, UK
ProductsFund placement, Secondary Advisory
Number of employees
140+ (January 2019)

Campbell Lutyens was founded in 1988 by John Campbell, Richard Lutyens (deceased) and Bill Dacombe. Campbell, after starting his career at NM Rothschild was an executive director of Noble Grossart for 15 years, an Edinburgh-based merchant bank. Lutyens was formerly a director of SG Warburg and of Merrill Lynch International. Dacombe was formerly a director of NM Rothschild and Royal Bank of Scotland. Andrew Sealey has been the Managing Partner and CEO since 2003.[2]

Business Lines

The firm operates two business lines:

  • Fundraising for private equity, private debt, infrastructure and energy fund managers (as a placement agent).[3][4] Campbell Lutyens assists private equity firms in raising funds and advises on all stages and aspects of the fundraising process including strategy, documentation and structuring. The firm acts typically for European, US and Asian managers raising funds of between $300 million and $5 billion from institutional investors globally.
  • Advisory services for limited partners and general partners with a focus on the secondary market. private debt and on Infrastructure & Energy secondaries. In addition to advising on the secondary sale of portfolio of limited partnership fund interests, the firm acts on behalf of General Partners of private equity and infrastructure funds when advising on the sale of direct secondary portfolios.[5][6] Another advisory service line consists in advising on the restructuring of private equity funds.[7] Typically, advisory transaction mandates range in size from $30 million to $3 billion.

Campbell Lutyens has built-up a dedicated secondary advisory team focused on providing advice to institutional investors, general partners and other organisations on all aspects of the private equity sector, including the sale and restructuring of portfolios.

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