Launches & Closures

Eton Park vet Lucas gears up for Portland Hill launch

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Former Eton Park and Goldman Sachs man Thierry Lucas is gearing up to launch his own London-based event-driven and long/short equity operation called Portland Hill Capital.

Lucas, who spent seven years as a partner at the UK-based international arm of Eric Mindich’s Eton Park group and was the first person to join co-founder Erland Karlsson in London ahead of the now $14 billion firm’s launch in 2004, left the group amicably last July.

He aims to start his new venture in the second quarter and has already hired most of his core investment and operations team ahead of