NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mercury Capital Advisors, the global placement agent specializing in alternative investments, today announced that it has been named Placement Agent of the Year in the Asia-Pacific region by Private Debt Investor (PDI), a global independent publication based in London covering the private debt and private equity industries. This year is the second consecutive win for firm.
"Private Debt Investor congratulates the Mercury Capital Advisors team on its award in what was a very competitive category. These awards are voted 'by the market for the market', so they are a genuine reflection of the views of the asset class in a year when the number of votes cast was higher than ever before," said Andy Thomson, Senior Editor of Private Debt Investor.
Contributing to the firm’s award win, Mercury Capital Advisors acknowledges the fundraising success of Hong Kong-based SSG Capital Management, having raised capital for its special situations funds and its second secured direct lending vehicle. The firm also provides advisory services in the areas of secondaries, co-investments, joint ventures and direct placements.
“There are significant growth opportunities in Asian private credit, and over the past few years we have seen increased momentum and growth from institutional investors looking to allocate to this space,” said Michael Ricciardi, Managing Partner of Mercury Capital Advisors. “We are honored to be recognized by Private Debt Investors as ‘Placement Agent of the Year’ for the success of our efforts, and are committed to applying a disciplined approach to advising investors and originating new fundraising mandates in Asia, as well as across Europe and North America.”
Mercury Capital Advisors offers exclusive access to curated, leading-edge alternative investments to nearly 2,500 institutional investors globally, including around 200 investors based in Asia. To date, the firm has raised 13 oversubscribed funds in Asia, consecutively, as of the end of 2017.
Mercury was also the #1 ranked placement agent for private equity for 2017, the third consecutive year in which it received this distinction as cited in the Thompson Reuters Equity and Equity-Related U.S. Private Placement League Table.
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ABOUT MERCURY CAPITAL ADVISORS
Since 2003, professionals at Mercury Capital Advisors Group, LLC have executed more than 100 mandates, raising in excess of $160 billion from pre-eminent institutional investors spanning the globe. The firm has sixteen offices and affiliates in the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.