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Gresham House makes General Counsel appointment

Gresham House, a specialist alternative asset manager, has appointed Samee Khan as General Counsel.

Khan joins Gresham House from the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), where he was responsible for establishing and then leading the legal and compliance function within its Private Equities Department. Khan has over 21 years of legal, commercial and financial experience covering private and public equity, M&A and corporate finance.
Khan also spent 11 years at SVG Capital plc (SVG) where he worked closely with Tony Dalwood, Chief Executive Officer of Gresham House, and Graham Bird, Gresham House’s Head of Strategic Equity. He was heavily involved in the structuring and development of innovative private equity solutions, negotiations relating to private and public equity investments, and SVG corporate finance matters. He was also a member of the SVG fund management risk committee.
Khan trained and qualified as a solicitor at Slaughter and May in London.
The appointment is effective as of 8 April 2019. Khan will be based in the London office and will be primarily responsible for divisional transactions, new product creation and general business legal matters.
Tony Dalwood, Gresham House CEO, says: “Having previously worked with Samee I have no doubt that he will be an excellent addition to the team. His strong background in developing solutions across private and public equity and knowledge of our strategic equity approach will be invaluable during Gresham House’s next phase of growth. Samee joins at an exciting time for the business, with AUM now at £2.3 billion and new areas of focus within the alternative asset arena being added to the business following several acquisitions. We have exciting plans for further organic and acquisitive growth in the second half of the year and will need Samee’s talent to support our ambitious growth plans.”

Khan adds: “I am excited to be joining Gresham House to help build on the company’s impressive momentum. I have worked closely with the management team before and have a lot of confidence in their ability to continue driving the growth of the company. I have no doubt that 2019 will be another successful year and am looking forward to making a significant contribution to the company’s continued success.” 

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