Das To Oversee BerchWood Partners Expansion In EMEA

Feb 15 2011 | 11:54am ET

Neel Das has become a partner at private equity placement agent BerchWood Partners where he will be responsible for the firm’s expansion in the EMEA region.

Das will focus on expanding BerchWood’s origination, project management and distribution activities in EMEA, working closely with general partner clients on their fundraising plans, positioning, preparations and marketing strategy before representing them to institutional investors.  He is based in BerchWood's London office.
Das has over 18 years’ experience in alternative investments. Previously, Das led distribution in the UK at Credit Suisse's Private Fund Group. Prior to that, he was a partner at Rutland Partners, a UK mid-market private equity firm investing in turnarounds and special situations. And prior to that, Das was a founding member of Benchmark Capital in Europe (since re-named Balderton Capital), a global venture capital firm investing in early and later-stage technology.
“We are delighted to welcome the addition of such an experienced private equity professional as Neel to our team,” said David Berchenbriter, managing partner of BerchWood. "His multi-faceted experience as placement specialist, general partner and M&A professional is relatively unique. It means that Neel speaks the same language as our general partner clients and they benefit from Neel having already gone through some of the same fundraising and wider firm issues they go through.  It also means that Neel has nurtured longstanding senior relationships with institutional investors globally which he brings to bear on behalf of our clients."
Fund closings in 2010 for BerchWood's general partner clients totalled approximately $1.2 billion in capital commitments. Founded in 2000, BerchWood Partners is a global private equity placement agent with offices in New York, London, and San Francisco.

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