Eaton Partners Named Placement Agent Of The Year In North America And Asia By Private Equity International

ROWAYTON, Connecticut, March 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Eaton Partners, a leading placement agent and advisor to alternative investment firms around the world and a wholly owned subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF), has been named "Placement Agent of the Year" in both North America and Asia by Private Equity International, a leading publication dedicated to reporting on the global private equity industry.

"Our team, together with our partners at Stifel, had a phenomenal year in 2017 across the globe," said Charlie Eaton, founder of Eaton Partners. "To be recognized as the premier placement agent in two of the world's largest and most important markets is a phenomenal accomplishment and a testament to the hard work we do on behalf of our clients everyday."

This marks the third straight year Eaton Partners has been recognized as Placement Agent of the Year in Asia.

"Eaton has been pivotal in getting the fundraises done but what's important to highlight is the range and diversity of its investment funds -- from early stage through buyouts, to country-specific sector specialists, to pan-Asia," summarized Private Equity International. Chris Lerner, global partner and head of Asia for Eaton Partners, told the publication that 2017 was Eaton's "best year in Asia in which the firm focused on a limited number of high conviction ideas." 

PEI also noted that Eaton Partners has bulked up its workforce over the past year, forming a team dedicated to direct capital raising and hiring two additional managing directors among others.  

Winners for the PEI Awards 2017 were based on the votes of thousands of industry professionals, which include limited partners in Asia, North America, Europe, and the Middle East as well as general partners, lenders, accountants, lawyers and consultants.

About Eaton Partners

Eaton Partners, a Stifel Company, is one of the oldest, largest and most experienced fund advisory and capital placement agents in the world, having raised more than $85 billion across more than 100 highly differentiated alternative investment funds and offerings, including limited partnership interests, general partner interests, co-investments and direct investment opportunities. Founded in 1983 with over 75 professionals across nine offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Eaton advises and raises institutional capital for investment managers across a range of alternative strategies -- private equity, private credit, real assets, real estate and hedge funds/public market -- in both the primary and secondary market. Partnering with a select number of the highest-quality fund managers, Eaton Partners has represented some of the most innovative funds of the last three decades. In January 2016, Eaton Partners became a wholly owned subsidiary and affiliate of Stifel Financial Corp., a leading middle-market investment bank, to further ensure Eaton's success at the highest level of the global placement business.

Eaton Partners, LLC, is a Registered Broker-Dealer and a member of FINRA and is also registered as an Introducing Broker with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and member of the National Futures Association (NFA). Eaton Partners, LLC's subsidiary, Eaton Partners (UK) LLP is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Eaton Partners, LLC's subsidiary, Eaton Partners Advisors (HK) Limited is approved as a Type 1 License company under the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong. Eaton Partners and the Eaton Partners logo are trademarks of Eaton Partners, LLC, a limited liability company ® Eaton Partners, LLC, 2018. Eaton Partners, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary and affiliate of Stifel Financial Corp.

Stifel Company Information

Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF) is a financial services holding company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, that conducts its banking, securities, and financial services business through several wholly owned subsidiaries. Stifel's broker-dealer clients are served in the United States through Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated; Keefe Bruyette & Woods, Inc.; Miller Buckfire & Co., LLC; Century Securities Associates, Inc.; and Eaton Partners, LLC, and in the United Kingdom and Europe through Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited. The Company's broker-dealer affiliates provide securities brokerage, investment banking, trading, investment advisory, and related financial services to individual investors, professional money managers, businesses, and municipalities. Stifel Bank & Trust offers a full range of consumer and commercial lending solutions. Stifel Trust Company, N.A. and Stifel Trust Company Delaware, N.A. offer trust and related services. To learn more about Stifel, please visit the Company's web site at

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