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The most experienced global fund placement agent

Identifying Investment Opportunities That Drive Innovation and Uniting Them With Sophisticated Long-Term Capital Partners 

Unequaled Expertise, Exceptional Communication, Outstanding Execution

For over three decades, Eaton Partners has been widely recognized as the world’s leading placement agent. Since the firm’s founding in 1983, we have participated in raising over $100 billion of institutional capital across more than 140 highly differentiated investment funds, including private equity, private credit, real estate, real assets and hedge funds. 

We begin by listening to you, ensuring we understand your investment strategy, current portfolio, risk management capabilities, internal infrastructure and differentiating factors. We combine this insight with our deep understanding of the institutional marketplace built up through long-standing relationships with influential decision-makers from leading institutions.

We have extensive experience working with many different types of alternative managers, enabling us to effectively communicate even the most complex strategies with clarity and confidence to the institutional investor community. We also are intimately familiar with LPs – what they want and how they work. 

Our experienced execution team is often brought onsite to produce or refine key marketing materials, ensuring that all collateral needed to support the raise delivers an impactful message. Limited partners appreciate our ability to provide swift responses to due diligence questions, and clients appreciate our ability to handle the “heavy lifting” of LP requests. 

We are not only the pioneers of fund placement, we are placement experts. 

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 Partners’ success at the highest level of the global placement business. 

At Eaton Partners, we’re not just raising funds, we’re building firms. Learn how the Eaton team can partner with you and your firm to meet your goals.

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With nine offices worldwide, our reach is extensive and our dedication to capital raising is unparalleled. Our professionals have strong, long-held relationships with over 4,000 of the largest, most active institutional investors in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific. Our investor network, from pension funds and consultants to endowments and foundations, all have a desire to invest substantial capital, with the average commitment of $50 million.

75+ Professionals

We operate nine offices on three continents. Our global market expertise is combined with local know-how and connections.

$50 Billion Raised

In the last 10 years, we have secured over 930 commitments across more than 40 funds. This is an unrivaled industry track record.

77% Oversubscribed

Over the past year, 10 of 13 fund raises exceeded or hit their hard cap. Our expertise and proven execution ensure that our clients are satisfied no matter their industry.


Private Funds

Eaton Partners’ deep sector knowledge and unrivaled insight into the private fund market allows us to raise capital efficiently and effectively.

Private Credit

Eaton Partners has a broad and deep history of raising credit-focused funds. Our track record includes working for clients across the spectrum of credit strategies, such as: Corporate Credit, Specialty Credit, Structured Credit, Real Estate Credit, Distressed Credit, Special Situations, and Royalties / Offtakes

Private Equity

Eaton Partners’ deep sector knowledge and unrivaled insight into the private fund market allows us to raise capital efficiently and effectively. We thrive on working alongside the most innovative funds and consistently partner with the highest-quality fund managers. Over the past ten years, we are also proud to have raised more first-time institutional funds for established and emerging managers than any of our competitors.

Real Assets

Eaton Partners is proud to be recognized as the industry leader in the Real Assets space. We partner with best-in-class fund managers, corporate sponsors, and private companies to provide compelling, strongly differentiated opportunities for investors. Our deep relationships with Real Asset investors gives us a competitive advantage when seeking capital for our partners.

Real Estate

Eaton Partners has a long history raising real estate investment vehicles across funds, directs, separate managed accounts and secondaries. Our real estate team is highly entrepreneurial and has a long track record of being a first mover in the space. Prior mandates include both equity and debt focused strategies for first time managers and established firms seeking to diversify or expand their lines of business. Our goal is simple, a true partnership with our clients with the ultimate goal of finding the right capital partner.

Emerging Managers

Eaton Partners has differentiated itself as the placement agent that has raised more capital for emerging managers than any of our competitors since inception. We define emerging managers as first-time institutional funds, spinout teams, or established platforms looking to expand their platforms with new product offerings, accelerate growth and enhance their LP base.

GP Advisory, Secondaries & Directs

Eaton Partners has a long history working with general partners to design, structure and execute successful transactions providing both liquidity for limited partners as well as new capital for sponsors. As a fully integrated team into Eaton Partners’ broader businesses, the team actively engages with dedicated investors as well as more traditional LPs with an allocation to secondaries and directs. 


Eaton Partners has executed successful transactions providing liquidity to limited partners in virtually every asset class and across many geographies attracting a broad mix of new limited partners including secondary funds, family offices, sovereign wealth funds as well as endowments, foundations and state pensions funds. As GP facilitated transaction volume continues to grow and become the preferred method for LP liquidity, the Eaton Partners’ team is uniquely positioned to execute these complex transactions as a result of their extensive backgrounds in principal investing. 


Many traditional LP investors are increasing their allocation to direct investing and direct co-investing within the broad private alternatives asset class. To address this growing trend Eaton Partners works actively with companies and financial sponsors to raise direct investment capital across a variety of industry sectors. Transactions include minority and majority investments raising primary and/or secondary capital as well as fundless sponsor and 144A pre-IPO equity investments.

Hedge Funds

The Eaton Partners’ Hedge Fund Team successfully raises institutional capital for high-quality managers around the world. We work with our managers to help position their funds in the marketplace with specific messaging on team pedigree, strategy differentiation, and market opportunity. Eaton Partners significantly increases investor outreach, efficiently qualifies investor interest, expedites follow-up and closes on capital such that managers can focus on managing their portfolios throughout the fundraising process.



131 Rowayton Avenue

Rowayton, CT 06853

Tel: +1 (203) 831 2970

New York

 787 Seventh Avenue 

11th Floor

New York, NY 10019

Tel: +1 (917) 398 0940


70 West Madison Street

24th Floor

Chicago, IL 60602

Tel: +1 (312) 340 0609

Hong Kong

Rm. 1501

New World Tower One

16-18 Queen’s Road Central

Hong Kong, SAR 

Tel: +852 3792 0151 


1000 Louisiana Street 

Suite 5250 

Houston, TX 77002

Tel: +1 (713) 589 3383


150 Cheapside

Fourth Floor

London EC2V 6ET

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7292 2100

San Diego

4660 La Jolla Village Drive

Suite 1040

San Diego, CA 92122

Tel: +1 (858) 200 3060

San Francisco

1 Montgomery Street

Floor 37

San Francisco, CA 94104

Tel: +1 (415) 364 7112 


805 Las Cimas Parkway, Suite 230

Austin, TX 78746

Tel: (713) 470-2495

Eaton Partners is a division of Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Member SIPC and NYSE. Eaton Partners subsidiary Eaton Partners (U.K.) LLP is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Eaton Partners subsidiary Stifel Hong Kong Limited, doing business as Eaton Partners Hong Kong, is approved as a Type 1-licensed 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 and the Eaton Partners logo are trademarks of Eaton Partners, LLC, a limited liability company ® Eaton Partners, LLC, 2021.

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