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Patron Capital names Head of Investor Relations & Strategic Partnerships

Pan-European private equity real estate investment firm Patron Capital has appointed Mal Hunt as Senior Partner and Head of Investor Relations & Strategic Partnerships. Hunt, who joins from bfinance, has more than 20 years of industry experience.

At bfinance, Hunt supported more than 200 investors across 45 countries on private and public market portfolio design, manager selection and ongoing monitoring, according to a press statement. Prior to bfinance, he was Director of EMEA Client Coverage at MSCI, managing the analysis of over 600 European real estate portfolios, and previously gained experience at Investment Property Databank, M&G and Bank of Ireland.

Hunt’s appointment follows the recent close of Patron’s seventh flagship fund, which raised in excess of €860m, including more than €200m of discretionary co-investment capital for larger opportunities.

Of the capital raised for Patron Capital VII, 75% came from Patron’s existing investor base and existing relationships, with the majority of commitments coming from the US and Canada, followed by Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. Investors included pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations and family offices.

Patron has already started to deploy capital from Fund VII, using approximately 10% of the fund’s investment capacity to complete a number of investments across a range of asset classes in western Europe.

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