NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sixpoint Partners, a leading global investment bank serving the middle-market private equity industry, today announced the appointment of Markus Schmalhofer as Chief Financial Officer. In his new role, Mr. Schmalhofer will be responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the company, including financial planning and analysis, accounting and reporting.
With over 22 years of experience working in various financial and risk management roles, Mr. Schmalhofer brings comprehensive expertise that will also deepen Sixpoint’s fund due diligence and advisory capabilities. Previously, Mr. Schmalhofer was Chief Financial Officer for Europe, America and the Middle East at ANZ Securities, where he was responsible for managing financial risk, financial record-keeping and reporting in his coverage regions.
“We are excited to have Markus join Sixpoint at this important milestone in our business,” said Eric Zoller, Founder & Partner. “His operational skills, business acumen and financial markets experience will help position the firm for the next stage in our global development. Markus will also play a key role in accelerating our efforts to disrupt the placement market and challenge the traditional ways of thinking about our core business by placing an even greater emphasis on delivering strategic advice to our clients.”
“The private equity industry is evolving from an entrepreneurially focused ecosystem into one that is more mature and led by financial sponsors keen on building terminal value within a lasting, institutional enterprise. Our clients are actively seeking to expand their platforms and strike new partnerships and we plan to stand side-by-side with them to help develop and execute their growth plans.”
“We are incredibly excited to welcome Markus to the firm. He brings a deep knowledge of the industry and a specialized skill set developed over more than two decades of related experience” added Larry Smith, Partner of Sixpoint Partners. “Markus will be a superb addition to our team and his appointment reflects the continued evolution of Sixpoint into a global leader in our industry.”
About Sixpoint Partners
Sixpoint Partners is a leading global investment bank focused on a diversified set of services and solutions for the middle-market private equity industry. The firm’s core areas of focus include (i) primary fund placement, (ii) secondaries advisory and (iii) co-investment placement across a wide range of industries, strategies and geographies. Sixpoint Partners has a reputation for its direct, results-driven style and for delivering innovative solutions to complex problems in order to create long-term value for clients. Sixpoint is headquartered in New York with offices in Chicago, San Francisco, Austin and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit http://www.sixpointpartners.com/.
Sixpoint Partners, LLC, is a registered broker/dealer, member FINRA (http://www.finra.org) and SIPC (http://www.sipc.org). Sixpoint Partners Asia Limited is licensed by the Securities and Futures Commission (http://www.sfc.hk).