GREENWICH, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kline Hill Partners (“Kline Hill), a leading small-deal focused private equity secondaries firm, today announced the addition of Raudel Yanez as Managing Director who will focus on GP-led transactions in North America. Mr. Yanez will work collaboratively with a bicontinental team targeting GP-leds, including David Swanson, Managing Director and Zurich-based Elena Laleh, Managing Director, to proactively originate, analyze and structure GP-led and continuation fund investment opportunities.
Mr. Yanez extends Kline Hill’s depth in top caliber talent and brings substantial secondary transaction structuring, origination, due diligence, execution and syndication experience to his role at Kline Hill having evaluated and reviewed $20+billion in transactions in his most recent position before joining the firm. He has led numerous GP-led, spinout and asset purchase transactions and investment processes, including for structured equity, credit, and growth portfolios over the last few years. Mr. Yanez joins as Kline Hill continues to strategically expand its talent with the addition of proven secondaries transaction specialists in the U.S. and Europe. Kline Hill closed more than 85 transactions in 2021 and with a growing team set to surpass 40 professionals.
“We are thrilled Raudel decided to join the Kline Hill team and bring his deep experience having previously led sourcing and deal team management efforts. He will further help Kline Hill execute on a range of exciting initiatives that we are focused on as a team,” said Mike Bego, Managing Partner at Kline Hill Partners. “He has more than a decade of high-quality deal-structuring experience that will be highly additive to our capabilities spanning LP fund transfers, GP-led transactions and secondary direct transactions,” added Jared Barlow, Partner at Kline Hill Partners.
“I’m excited to join the seasoned investment team at Kline Hill Partners, a fast-growing secondaries firm known for its small-deal expertise, dedicated specialists and scaled platform providing a range of flexible, innovative solutions for GPs and LPs,” said Yanez.
Prior to joining KHP, Mr. Yanez served as a Director at Spring Bridge Partners which he joined in 2019. He was one of the first members of its secondary market team focused on the middle market. Before that, he was an Investment Manager at Coller Capital where he led teams in the evaluation, due diligence and execution of secondary private equity investments, and had responsibilities for origination and relationship coverage of US targets; he also focused on the firm’s Latin American coverage among other responsibilities. Mr Yanez is a graduate of Harvard University and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
About Kline Hill Partners
Founded in 2015, Kline Hill Partners (“Kline Hill”) is an investment firm focused on the private equity secondary market, with industry-leading capabilities in the small-deal space. Kline Hill has a deep and experienced team that is committed to working with sellers and general partners to find solutions that best fit their specific needs. With over $2B in assets under management, our funds are backed by a blue-chip investor base that includes endowments, foundations, family offices, and other institutional investors. Since our founding, we have completed more than 350 transactions, transferring over 1,200 fund and direct company interests along the way. Together, our Core and Solutions strategies make up a platform designed to serve the entirety of the small-deal secondary market, with capabilities spanning LP fund transfers, GP-led transactions, and secondary direct transactions.
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