Mercury Capital Advisors, a leading global private fund and investment advisory firm, has announced the addition of Devrup Banerjee as a Partner in its Secondary Advisory team. Mr. Banerjee brings over ten years of experience in secondaries, having previously worked as a Principal at Glendower Capital, a global secondary private equity firm. With his extensive experience, Mercury is confident that Mr. Banerjee will add significant value to the firm’s Secondaries business vertical and contribute to its continued growth.
Mercury Capital Advisors has a proven track record in Secondary Advisory, having established its Secondary Advisory business in 2015. The firm provides a comprehensive one-stop solution for its GP clients across fund placement, secondary advisory, fund co-investments, and direct placement. Mercury has advised on over 100 fundraisings and closed over $100 billion in fund commitments since its inception in 2009.
Origination and Execution of Secondary Transactions
As a Partner in the Secondary Advisory team, Mr. Banerjee will be responsible for the origination and execution of secondary transactions globally. His extensive experience in sourcing, structuring, evaluating, negotiating, and closing a broad range of secondary private equity transactions, including both LP Portfolio and single & multi-asset GP-led transactions, makes him an excellent addition to Mercury’s team.
Mercury has established a credible track record in Secondary Advisory, having closed several high-quality transactions since its inception. Recent transactions advised by Mercury include a preferred equity deal for Springwater Capital, a European special situations manager with Morningside Capital Management and LSV Advisors, and a strategic investment by 17 Capital in a portfolio of private equity, real estate, and credit assets held by Investcorp.
Mercury’s One-Stop Solution for Its GP Clients
Mercury’s one-stop solution for its GP clients across fund placement, secondary advisory, fund co-investments, and direct placement sets it apart from other investment advisory firms. Its ability to provide comprehensive services to its clients has been a key factor in its continued success.
Mercury has added several new clients in the last year, including NGP Energy Capital, 3i Group, and Capitol Meridian, while continuing to provide services to its long-standing clients, such as Gaw Capital Partners, Coller Capital, and Valar Ventures, among others.
Mercury Capital Advisors’ announcement of its new senior hire in its Secondary Advisory team highlights the importance of experienced professionals in the finance industry. With the continued growth and demand for secondary private equity transactions, firms such as Mercury are well-placed to provide a comprehensive one-stop solution for its GP clients. Mr. Banerjee’s extensive experience in secondaries makes him an excellent addition to the team and positions Mercury to continue its successful track record in Secondary Advisory.
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