Atlantic-Pacific hires veteran fundraiser as CEO

Former Credit Suisse Asset Management executive Mark Bourgeois will replace Atlantic-Pacific Capital’s founder, James Manley, as CEO. Manley (pictured) will remain chairman.

Atlantic-Pacific Capital has hired a major fundraising veteran as chief executive officer. Mark Bourgeois, who had been working in a senior role at Credit Suisse and spent time on UBS’ private funds group, will replace firm founder Jim Manley at the CEO role later this month. Manley will remain at Atlantic-Pacific as chairman.

“Mark’s distinguished track record of building relationships and providing solutions within the alternative marketplace will further differentiate our unique business model,” Manley said in a statement. 

Bourgeois will be involved in day-to-day fundraising activities. He joins Atlantic-Pacific from Credit Suisse Asset Management Group, where he had been CEO of the Americas and head of distributions. 

Alastair Cairns will take on Bourgeois’ former role as head of Americas and Charles Shaffer has been named head of distributions, a Credit Suisse spokesperson told Private Equity International. 

Prior to Credit Suisse, Bourgeois was the global head of distribution at Lehman Brothers and had also worked at UBS’ private funds group. Over the course of his career, he has led fundraisings totaling more than $250 billion across the private equity, hedge, infrastructure, real and non-investment grade credit sectors, according to the release. 

Manley launched Atlantic-Pacific in 1995. The firm has participated in around 70 fundraising efforts, including Riverside Partners’ recent close on $561 million for its fifth fund. The firm has also led fundraisings for Tenex Capital Management, the Yucaipa Companies, Energy Capital Partners and The Jordan Company.