Sixpoint Partners, a global investment bank serving the middle market alternatives industry, has appointed Shawn R Schestag as Managing Director and Head of Secondary Advisory & Co-Investment.
The appointment expands the firm's team to 16 professionals across four offices in North America and Asia. In his new role, Schestag will focus on origination, due diligence, and transaction execution across both business verticals.
Schestag brings to Sixpoint Partners nearly 15 years of investment banking experience, focused on the private equity industry. Previously, Schestag served in the Private Fund Group at Credit Suisse, where he was a senior member in the Secondary Advisory practice and executed a range of secondary transactions on behalf of institutional investors and private investment firms. Schestag began his investment banking career in Credit Suisse's Financial Sponsors Group, executing debt and equity financing transactions and financial advisory assignments on behalf of large-cap and middle market private equity firms.
"Shawn is a recognised leader in the secondary market and highly respected within the investor community," says Eric Zoller, Co-Founder & Partner of Sixpoint Partners. "The addition of Shawn strengthens our secondary and private placement capabilities and is an important part of our global strategic expansion. This expansion is driven by our ability to leverage the unique access and relationships Sixpoint has developed over almost a decade of service."
Larry Smith, Partner of Sixpoint, says: "Shawn's background aligns well with our culture and mission to offer clients a full-service approach to their institutional capital and liquidity needs. We are pleased to welcome Shawn and look forward to his contributions to the firm."