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Lower Fee Private Equity Feeders Aim for Advisor Market (November 30, 2017)

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Alts platforms and private equity managers have been laying the groundwork for a wider slate of low-cost feeder fund vehicles…

Alternative Approach (November 28, 2017)

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Diversification strategy looks strong as 2018 approaches By Kevin Gale Alternative investments often have suffered in comparison to plain vanilla…

Real Talk with George Lucaci, Mercury Capital Advisors (November 6, 2017)

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Today we sit down with George Lucaci of Mercury Capital Advisers. George Lucaci is a member of the Mercury iFunds…

Private Equity for the Rest of Us (October 28, 2017)

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A handful of online platforms aggregate pools from less-affluent investors. But is this democratization of investing or a toppy market?…

INTERVIEW: Mercury Capital Advisors’ Expansion And Changing Face Of Alternative Investments Access (July 13, 2017)

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This publication talks to a firm changing how money is raised for alternative investments among HNW individuals and others, challenging…

Mercury Capital Advisors’ Expansion And Changing Face Of Alternative Investments Access (July 13, 2017)

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There is plenty of talk in the wealth management space about the attractions of direct investing and non-public markets, but…

Secondaries fundraising hits first-half record News Secondaries fundraising hits first-half record (July 3, 2017)

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At least $24bn in dedicated private equity secondaries capital was raised in the first half of the year, according to…

Mercury Capital Advisors Is Using Fintech To Critically Improve Investment Alternatives (June 30, 2017)

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The Company: Mercury Capital Advisors is the one of the largest global institutional alternatives placement agencies in the world. It…

Making a perfect match (June 2017)

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The private funds industry may have become increasingly regulated and institutionalized, but the one constant is the importance of relationships….

Alan Pardee quoted in PEI Magazine (April 3, 2017)

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The placement agent business has been expanding into new areas to diversify its revenue base and better cater to its…

Mercury expands US operations – Exclusive (May 24, 2017)

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The placement agent and advisory firm has opened an office in Florida and plans to launch in four other locations….

How Not To Annoy Wealth Firms – Lessons For Alternative Managers (April 20, 2017)

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All kinds of failures and missteps by purveyors of alternative investments can annoy wealth managers and family offices and yet…

Mercury Capital Advisors Launches A State Of The Art, End To End, Digital Platform For Alternative Offerings (February 21, 2017)

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Mercury Capital Advisors, is one of the world’s elite institutional capital raising enterprises, specializing in alternative investments. They have recently…

Beachhead Capital Management’s Dynamic Beta Strategies Added to Mercury iFunds™ Digital Platform for Alternatives (February 14, 2017)

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Press Release–New York, NY., Feb. 14, 2017 — Beachhead Capital Management’s (Beachhead) Equity Hedge Dynamic Beta and Managed Futures Dynamic…

Mercury launches digital investment platform (February 1, 2017)

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The placement agent’s product aims to widen access to alternative investment markets. Mercury Capital Advisors has launched Mercury iFunds, a…

MERCURY iFUNDS™ LAUNCHES DIGITAL PLATFORM FOR ALTERNATIVES (January 25, 2017)

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Mercury Capital Advisors, LLC (Mercury), one of the world’s elite institutional capital raising enterprises specializing in alternative investments, is pleased…

Inst’l Marketer Jumps into Advisor Platform Fray (January 11, 2017)

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Mercury Capital Advisors is live with an online platform which aims to bring the roster of private alternative funds to…

How Mercury iFunds™ is Disrupting the Big Banks in Alternative Investments (October 2016)

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Mercury Capital Advisors is among the world’s elite capital raising enterprises. Specializing in the placement of alternative investments with sovereign…

Alan Pardee featured in Privcap’s Q2 Roundup – Video (July 19, 2016)

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Privcap CEO David Snow hosts expert guests, including Mercury Capital’s Alan Pardee, RSM’s Harshad Khurjekar and Ryan Budlong of Harris…

Alan Pardee quoted in Private Funds Management (June 10, 2016)

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Competition for capital remains fierce, with potential LPs more rigorous in their due diligence and more cautious than they have…

Michael Fascitelli of Imperial Companies and Michael Ricciardi of Mercury Capital discuss the current state of global real estate investing. (April 24, 2016)

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Michael Fascitelli of Imperial Companies and Michael Ricciardi of Mercury Capital discuss the current state of global real estate investing….

Fundraising Roundup Private Equity | Q1 2016 (April 2016)

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Fundraising Roundup Private Equity | Q1 2016 – Video (April 2016)

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Hedge Funds Gain Ground as Alts Choice of Insurers (April 13, 2016)

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Insurance companies have been steadily expanding their exposures to hedge funds, and managers are likely to see continued growth in…

Digital Wealth Management – Robo advise is not just for millennials any more (April 1, 2016)

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Lured by the presence of lower commissions and the absence of sometimes awkward sales pressure, investors of all stripes appear…

Robo-Advisor Emotomy Partners with Mercury Capital for Launch of AlphaOptimizer Platform (February 26, 2016)

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Today, B2B robo-advisor Emotomy and Mercury Capital Advisors, the globally recognized alternatives placement agent, announced that the Emotomy engine will…

Alan Pardee quoted in Buyouts (February 21, 2016)

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It’s always hard for a fledgling private equity firm to raise a debut fund, though LPs for the past few…

Nautic Partners Closes Fund VIII at $900M Hard Cap (January 14, 2016)

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Nautic Partners, a midmarket buyout shop that traces its roots to the now defunct Fleet Financial Group, said it has…

Alan Pardee and Sabina Sammartino quoted in Buyouts magazine (January 11, 2016)

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LPs seek exits for maturing assets Secondary players ramp up efforts GPs urged to share portfolio company When private equity…

Nautic Partners, LLC Has Completed a Successful Fund Raise of $900 million for Its Eighth Fund (January 11, 2016)

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Nautic Partners, LLC, a leading middle-market private equity firm that focuses on investments in the healthcare, industrial products, and outsourced…

Mercury Capital expands, hires secondaries head – exclusive (October 5, 2015)

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Mercury Capital Advisors has hired Sabina Sammartino as partner and head of its global secondaries advisory team, a newly-created position…

US Farm Trust Closes With $300 million in Pension Fund Commitments (August 13, 2015)

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SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — US Farm Trust, a privately held real estate investment trust (REIT), announced that…

Alan Pardee quoted in Private Equity Analyst (June 2015)

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“The standard limited partner has a fairly robust portfolio, so the new GPs have to be differentiated in some way,”…

Alan Pardee quoted in Private Funds Management (June 1, 2015)

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Two rules for cold calling LPs: One… don’t. Two, if there’s no other choice, make sure it involves an educated,…

Enrique Cuan quoted in FundFire Alts (March 25, 2015)

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“The only thing that has prevented this market from experiencing explosive growth is the limited number of high-quality institutional offerings…

Mercury Capital wins the PEI Placement Agent of the Year Award in Asia (March 2, 2015)

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Mercury Capital Advisors had a successful year globally, but its Asia achievements were well-regarded in the industry. The firm helped…

Mercury Capital Advisors: Customisation and Global Presence (March 1, 2015)

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Headquartered in New York, and with offices in London, Tokyo, Singapore, Dubai, San Francisco, Boston, and Washington DC, Mercury Capital…

Alan Pardee featured in Buyouts magazine (February 9, 2015)

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Placement firm Mercury Capital Advisors counts eight first-time funds, mostly spinouts, from its client list currently in the fundraising market,…

What Could Sink PE Fundraising in 2015? (January 20, 2015)

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Last week, Private Equity Analyst Assistant Managing Editor Laura Kreutzer chatted with Mercury Capital Advisors Managing Partner Alan Pardee and…

Five Point Capital closes inaugural pool on $450 mln (January 15, 2015)

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Five Point Capital Partners LLC (“Five Point”), a private equity firm focused on investments in the midstream energy infrastructure sector,…

Real Estate Shops Say Risk Trumps Core in 2015 (January 14, 2015)

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Core real estate will struggle for attention this year, as consultants and fund managers say investor assets – and long-term returns…

Mercury Capital Advisors wins the 2014 Best Fund Raising Team Global award (January 6, 2015)

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Mercury Capital Advisors Group have perfected flat management within the company, creating a team where everyone takes responsibility for their…

Will the New Year Bring New Private Equity Funds? (January 5, 2015)

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“Alan Pardee quoted in the WSJ” More private equity professionals may launch their own firms in the coming year as…

EXCLUSIVE: MERCURY CAPITAL ADVISORS IS ADDING BAML’S REILLY AS PARTNER (October 10, 2014)

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

Mercury Capital Advisors (May 19, 2014)

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Mercury Capital Advisors Group is a leading global private fund raising and investment advisory firm. Most of the seasoned professionals…

MADISON INTERNATIONAL FUND V OVERSUBSCRIBED (April 2, 2014)

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The New York-based multi-manager has closed its latest and largest offering on $825 million, hauling 10 percent more capital than…

FUNDRAISING: SKY’S THE LIMIT (April 1, 2014)

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Private equity fundraising had a banner year in 2013 — and all signs point to growing appetite from LPs in…

FIVE POINT AND GSO BET ON ENERGY SERVICES (March 19, 2014)

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The firms have purchased a 50% stake in Houston-based energy business TwinEagle Resources. Chelsea Stevenson Five Point Capital Partners and…

APPIAN RAISES $375M FOR MINING (January 29, 2014)

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The Appian Natural Resources Fund will invest between $10m and $100m in mining companies. Yolanda Bobeldijk Appian Capital Advisory, a…

APPIAN RIDES PRIVATE EQUITY MINING WAVE WITH DEBUT FUND (January 29, 2014)

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Mining-focused private equity fundraising has soared in the last two years amid a dearth of traditional sources of retail capital…

ANCHOR EQUITY CLOSES DEBUT KOREA FUND ON $500M (October 17, 2013)

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The Korea-focused firm formed last year by Goldman vets has closed its maiden vehicle on the target amount after about…

FUNDRAISING HEADED FOR ANOTHER BIG YEAR (October 14, 2013)

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Buyouts – October 14 2013 David Toll The coffers of cash-hungry U.S. sponsors filled up at a healthy pace in…

MERCURY BOLSTERS TEAM, OPENS IN WASHINGTON DC (September 16, 2013)

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The placement agent has hired six professionals, including partner Kirk Rostron, bringing its staff count to 32 across nine offices…

HIGH ENERGY (2013)

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Limited partners are investing heavily in energy funds, but can deal activity keep pace with the growing level of private…

ENRIQUE CUAN FEATURED IN AVCJ, A TASTE OF EUROPE (June 04, 2013)

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Asian LPs have become part of the landscape of European private equity, pursuing opportunities across buyouts, secondaries, credit and distress. …

MERCURY ACTS AS GLOBAL PLACEMENT AGENT FOR ACON EQUITY PARTNERS AT $751,385,000 (June 7, 2013)

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ACON Investments, L.L.C. (“ACON” or the “Firm”) is pleased to announce the final closing of their third U.S. middle market…

IMPROVED LIQUIDITY BRINGS INVESTORS BACK TO THE TABLE (May 29, 2013)

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Michael Wursthorn Mercury Capital Advisors, the global placement agent that was set up in 2009 by former members of Merrill…

MERCURY MAKES TWO NEW HIRES (May 23, 2013)

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The global placement agent has hired a new principal out of San Francisco (pictured) and a new vice president out…

MERCURY OPENS IN SAN FRANCISCO (May 23, 2013)

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Mercury Opens in San Francisco Ex-Brookfield agent Paul Tam will lead activities out of San Francisco for the global placement…

MERCURY CAPITAL HIRES BRYAN BANKS AS PRINCIPAL (November 14, 2012)

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Bryan Banks started work Monday on the origination and deal management team in New York. He previously spent nine years…

MERCURY CAPITAL ADVISORS ACTS AS EXCLUSIVE PLACEMENT AGENT FOR VORNADO CAPITAL PARTNERS, AN $800 MILLION FUND (July 2011)

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New York, NY – July 2011 – Mercury Capital Advisors (www.mercurycapitaladvisors.com) served as exclusive placement agent for Vornado Capital Partners,…

DGF TARGETING INTERNATIONAL LPs (January 6, 2012)

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DGF Investimentos has joined a growing group of Latin American private equity firms who have gone abroad for support, seeking…

A GLOBAL FUNDRAISING TOUR (December 30, 2011)

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Fundraising in 2012 will continue to be challenging, but new entrants into the private equity market from around the globe…

FUNDRAISING, THE UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING (November 25, 2011)

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If you are thinking of raising a fund, you need to read this. Alan Pardee, globtrotting managing partner of Mercury…

MERCURY CAPITAL ADVISORS BOLSTERS TEAM (October 13, 2011)

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In addition to hiring a partner in Boston, the Merrill private placement spin-out has added six professionals to its team…

VIDEO: LP APPETITE IN ASIA (April 21, 2011)

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Speaking on the sidelines of the PEI Asia Forum in Hong Kong, Enrique Cuan, co-managing partner of placement firm Mercury…

ALTUS BEATS TARGET CLOSES FUND II AT $200 MILLION (October 14, 2011)

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Altus Capital Partners has held a final closing of Altus Capital Partners II, L.P. with $200 million in commitments, exceeding…

MERCURY CAPITAL ADVISORS NAMED PLACEMENT AGENT OF THE YEAR (2011)

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Mercury Capital Advisors has been named 2010 Placement Agent of the Year by PE Asia.  

MADISON CLOSES FUND IV AT $510 M (February 22, 2011)

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Madison International closed its fourth fund in February 2011 on $510 million in capital commitments, more than 20% over its…

Avista Closes Second Fund at $1.8B (March 22, 2010)

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Avista Capital Partners II, L.P. held a successful final closing in March 2010 on $1.8 billion in capital commitments. Mercury…

Buyouts Magazine (January 4, 2010)

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Buyouts Magazine credits the founding of Mercury Capital Advisors as one of the biggest private equity news stories of 2009….

EUROPEAN VENTURE CAPITAL JOURNAL (October 1, 2009)

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The Merrill Lynch private fund placement team, led by Michael Ricciardi, Enrique Cuan and Alan Pardee, is in the process…

BUYOUTS MAGAZINE (September 21, 2009)

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Mercury Capital Advisors is expected to launch in October 2009, with offices globally in London, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo…

PRIVATE EQUITY ANALYST (September 10, 2009)

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Mercury Capital Advisors will serve as a new fund placement firm, recently receiving financial backing from former Goldman Sachs Vice…

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (September 9, 2009)

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A group of 24 professionals from Merrill Lynch’s private equity placement team are forming a new firm to focus on…

PEI Asia (September 7, 2009)

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Merrill Lynch’s private fund placement team, which Bank of America is expected to wind down over the ensuing weeks, will…

Infrastructure Investor (September 7, 2009)

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Merrill Lynch managing directors, Michael Ricciardi, Enrique Cuan and Alan Pardee, are expected to officially launch Mercury Capital Advisors in…