Stonington Capital Advisors is an independent placement firm focused on providing capital raising and advisory services. As a boutique firm, Stonington can tailor client engagements to meet your capital raising goals. Our typical clients are $200-$500 million private equity firms with strong track records seeking investors to build their firms and further institutionalize their capital base. Stonington’s partners come from institutional backgrounds (Lehman Brothers, HIG Capital, Lazard, Bear Stearns, Evercore Partners, Deutsche Bank, and Citigroup Alternatives) and several have private equity legal backgrounds at prominent New York law firms (Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Fried Frank), and bring this wealth of experience to the lower middle market.

Our partners are attentive and committed to growing your firm and investor base. We assist in situations that are often overlooked and under-appreciated by larger placement agents. We will assist and lead in all phases of capital raising by positioning ourselves as your partner throughout.

Fund Placement

In addition to our traditional institutional investor relationships (endowments, fund of funds, insurance companies, asset managers, and public/ corporate pensions), Stonington has also developed a robust family office network interested in smaller private equity funds. While the majority of our investors are based in North America, we also have longstanding relationships with a number of lower middle market investors across Europe.

Secondary Advisory

We can provide strategic advice with respect to helping your investors gain liquidity and reach positive financial outcomes for both buyer, seller, and fund manager. Stonington will broker small secondary trades starting at $2 million.

Direct Private Placement Services

We are unique with respect to most boutique placement agents in our separate Rolodex of relationships for the placement of private equity deals for independent sponsors and managers between funds. We can also source strategic investors who will financially support deals with an eye towards investing in subsequent co-mingled fund vehicles.