Rede Partners appoints Eric Ellul as Chairman alongside two senior hires

Rede Partners appoints Eric Ellul as Chairman alongside two senior hires

Rede Partners, a leading independent fundraising advisor to the private equity industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Ellul as Chairman[1] alongside two new senior hires.

As Chairman, Eric will work closely with the firm’s leadership, supporting Rede’s strategic decision making and the firm’s continued growth and development.

Eric brings deep sector expertise to Rede, having spent over three decades advising private equity GPs and LPs on governance, strategy and performance improvement. Prior to joining Rede in July 2020 he worked at The Boston Consulting Group, most recently as Senior Partner and Managing Director in London. In 2011 he was appointed Head of BCG’s Global Principal Investor and Private Equity Practice, as well as serving as Chairman of the Global Audit & Risk Committee. Eric also serves of the Boards of two private-equity backed businesses, CERBA Healthcare and M Group Services, and is a Trustee of the Wallace Collection in London.

Alongside Eric, Rede has also appointed two Associate Principals.

Etiene Ekpo-Utip joins the Advisory team in Rede’s London office. Etiene began his career in Lazard’s M&A Advisory team before spending five years at placement adviser Acanthus Advisers where he was involved in over 20 European private equity fundraisings worth more than €4 billion in aggregate. Matthew Zuckerman joins Rede’s expanding North American Coverage team after leading U.S. Business Development at multi-billion dollar transatlantic specialty credit manager, Fair Oaks Capital. Matthew previously worked at Goldman Sachs in the firm’s Securities and Investment Management Divisions.

Adam Turtle, Co-Founder at Rede Partners, said: “The Partners and I are delighted to welcome Eric as Chairman. Eric brings deep private equity and strategic experience to our business that will be invaluable as we grow. We are also pleased to welcome Etiene and Matthew as we continue to add breadth and depth to our advisory and coverage offer on both sides of the Atlantic.

“We welcome our new colleagues at a time when the impact of COVID-19 has brought volatility and uncertainty to global markets. Despite this, we are heartened by the momentum we have maintained for our clients’ offerings, and the high quality talent we continue to attract to our firm.”

Eric Ellul, Chairman, added: “Over the past decade Rede has built a reputation in the industry for exceptional client service and impeccable execution. I am excited to be able to support Rede’s management team as they continue to expand the business while remaining true to the faultless client service that has been the cornerstone of their success to date.”

Founded in 2011, Rede has grown to over 70 professionals across offices in London and New York, having raised over €47 billion of capital in both primary fundraisings and GP‐led secondary transactions.

[1] Appointment is subject to FCA approval