Eaton Partners, a US-headquartered placement agent, has expanded the partnership to include three new partners as well as promoted five employees to managing director roles, the firm announced. The new partners and senior hires are designed to boost the firm’s international growth. All were already employed by the firm.
The new partners are Steven Eaton, Ulises Flores and Chris Lerner (pictured). Eaton and Flores are based in the firm’s headquarters in Rowayton, Connecticut, while Lerner is based in the Shanghai office. Lerner is a former banker having worked at Citigroup and Salomon Smith Barney and he leads Eaton Partners’ origination and execution of alternative funds in Asia.
Four of the five new managing directors will be based in Rowayton. They include Chrystalle Anstett, Joshua Barenbaum, Sarah Breiner and Andrew Brown. Hong Kong-based Jackson Chan was also made managing director. His role involves distribution of alternative assets in Asia.
Eaton Partners has offices in the US, Europe and Asia and raises money for a wide range of alternative asset classes including private equity, real estate, distressed and special situations.