New York-based Mercury Capital Advisors has hired Tom Reilly as a partner involved in originations and fundraising.

Prior to joining the firm Reilly was managing director and head of private equity placements at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He has also held positions at Houlihan Lokey and Credit Lyonnias Securities.

“We’ve known Tom since he started in our team in 2000 when we were all at Merrill Lynch together. He has strong relationships with fund GPs from his career of presenting them with potential investment opportunities when at Merrill Lynch and BAML, after the merger. So it was a good fit bringing him on,” Alan Pardee, managing partner, Mercury told Private Equity International. – Bailey McCann