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Alan A. Pardee

Managing Partner And Co-founder

Alan Pardee is a member of Mercury Capital’s Executive Committee. He was previously a Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Merrill Lynch Private Equity Funds Group, in which he served for nearly twelve years. For two years, he concurrently served as Global Head of the Merrill Lynch Real Estate Private Capital Group within the Global Commercial Real Estate Division. Mr. Pardee has led fund raising assignments for buyout, real estate, venture capital, secondary, credit and distressed funds for general partners in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia. He has led fund raisings for Alpha Investment Partners, Appian Capital, Calera Capital, DAG Ventures, Five Point Capital Partners, Kandeo Investment Advisors, Lion Capital, Madison International Realty, Panda Power Funds, Walton Street Capital, Vornado Capital Partners, Advantage Partners, Behrman Capital, Castle Harlan Partners, Charterhouse International Group, Clarity Partners, daVinci Japan Real Estate Partners, Europa Capital Partners, Gryphon Partners, KKR, Lowe Enterprises, MD Sass, Och-Ziff Real Estate, Silver Lake Partners, Strategic Value Partners, Thomas H. Lee Partners, Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe and Merrill Lynch, among others. Mr. Pardee joined Merrill Lynch in 1995 in the Global Communications Group in Investment Banking, originating and executing media and telecommunications M&A and corporate finance mandates before joining the Private Equity Funds Group in 1998. He was previously an Associate in the Global Media Group in Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley and also executed a number of real estate, advisory and financing mandates while there. Mr. Pardee was also a Research Associate in Equities Research at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Princeton University with a major in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and an M.B.A. and a Certificate in Public Management from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Mr. Pardee has over 28 years of experience in the securities industry. He is a Series 7, 24, 63 and 79 registered person with Mercury Capital Advisors, LLC, which is a member of FINRA and a securities broker-dealer in the United States.

Jun 03, 2020

Opportunity-Zone Funds Gaining Momentum

After a slow start, managers of opportunity-zone funds have been raising capital at an accelerated rate, according to Real Estate Alert’s second-annual review of the sector. Twenty-two sponsors working independently…

Apr 22, 2020

Oaktree Leads Rush of New Distressed Funds Seeking $30B

A wave of distressed debt and special situations funds has hit the market in recent weeks in response to the Covid-19 pandemic downturn, jumpstarting a segment that had dwindled to…

Apr 08, 2020

Crisis Sidetracks Fund Shops’ Equity Raises

The coronavirus chaos is taking its toll on fund managers’ capital campaigns. Operators across the country are postponing initial and final closes, or discuss­ing doing so, as investors focus on…

Mar 20, 2020

PE giants eyeing 2 opportunities amidst COVID

We talked to 14 private-equity insiders about how they’re planning to play the coronavirus turmoil. They identified 2 huge opportunities. Market chaos is creating crises and opportunities. Private-equity firms are…

Mar 20, 2020

LPs Slow Pledges to Debt Vehicles

Demand for high-yield-debt funds appears to have softened in the past year. The amount of equity raised by active closed-end vehicles is down for the first time since 2013, according…

Mar 18, 2020

Investors Tap the Brakes on Fund Commitments

After several years of explosive growth, the market for high-yield real estate funds is slowing. The total amount of equity managed in closed-end funds fell for the first time since…

Jan 15, 2020

Bain, TPG Go Long in Major Push into Public Equities

Bain Capital and TPG have rolled out new vehicles focused on long-hold public equities – aiming for billions of dollars in new capital and further blurring the lines between the…

Aug 21, 2019

Brookfield Grabs Quick $1B in New ‘Special Opps’ Push

By Tom Stabile Brookfield Asset Management raised a quick $1 billion last quarter in a new wide-angle special opportunities fund – aiming for a less travelled product area in which…

May 31, 2019

Why Investcorp is buying Mercury

We don’t often see managers buying placement agents, but in this instance the rationale is clear. In an industry in which growth is currently the norm (spoiler alert: our PEI…

May 23, 2019

Mercury Capital Advisors Group Announces Strategic Investment by Investcorp

Mercury Capital Advisors Group, L.P. (“Mercury”), one of the world’s elite institutional capital raising and investment advisory firms specializing in alternative investments, today announced that it has entered into a…

May 01, 2019

Private Briefing: Young PE Firms Double Down On Entrepreneurship

When Alex Navab left KKR & Co. LP (KKR) two years ago after running the firm’s Americas private equity unit, his resume would have opened doors at the largest PE…

Apr 10, 2019

PEI: Side Letter

Mercury rising. Mercury Capital Advisors has tapped Tom Donovan as a partner and one of three co-heads of global distribution. Donovan, whose CV includes stints at Lazard, Rede Partners and Credit…

Jan 23, 2019

Distressed Debt Funds Slide Back into Spotlight

Distressed debt managers are primed for a new round of fundraising this year as investors see global economic hiccups setting the table for investments into troubled companies and deals. And…

Oct 09, 2018

Q3 Secondaries Fundraising Hits Second-Biggest High

Five secondaries funds closed in Q3 2018, compared with seven in the same period of 2017, withLandmark XVI the biggest. Secondaries funds raised a shade less in the third quarter…

Aug 31, 2018

Twenty Fundraisers with Pulling Power

Who would you want to be working alongside if you had a pool of private debt capital to raise? From that question, we identified some of the industry’s key players…

Aug 27, 2018

Public Pensions Flood Secondary Market with PE-Fund Stakes

Public pensions are loading up the secondary market with limited-partner interests in an environment of pricing as high as it’s ever been, according to Buyouts research and interviews with secondary-market…

Aug 14, 2018

AlpInvest Becomes First Outside Investor in Ex-Clinton Adviser’s Firm

AlpInvest Partners led a $260 million capital infusion in Stagwell Group, the investment firm launched by ex-Bill Clinton adviser Mark Penn, as part of a secondary process, the firms confirmed…

Aug 14, 2018

Stagwell Media LLC Secures $260 Million Investment From AlpInvest Partners

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Stagwell Group and AlpInvest Partners today announced the completion of a $260 million capital raise by Stagwell Media LLC from investment funds managed…

Aug 10, 2018

The Private Equity Boss Who has to Handle Elon Musk

Antonio Gracias, the Tesla lead independent director dealing with the madcap buyout proposal launched by Elon Musk this week, is a private equity investor who has profited from a decades-long…

Apr 30, 2018

How Technology is Opening Private Equity to the Taxable Investor

MERCURY CAPITAL iFUNDS Launched this year, iFunds provides the same $100,000 entry point to the Qualified Purchaser (QP)as its peers, but with a Wall Street tint. The firm markets its…

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