Hedge Funds

Whalehaven, Centrecourt alums launch PIPEs fund

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Juniper is believed to be the first majority-woman owned PIPEs fund.

Deborah Solomon and Jeff Haas, formerly of Whalehaven Capital Funds and Centrecourt Asset Management, respectively, have partnered to form Juniperhill Asset Management, a structured-finance hedge fund firm. The pair launched Juniperhill Master Fund and its onshore and offshore components on February 1 with an undisclosed amount of capital. Solomon owns 51% of Juniperhill, and believes that it is the sole majority-woman owned firm focused on PIPEs (private investments in public equity).

Juniperhill, which is based in New York, primarily invests in small- to micro-cap companies across all sectors in the U.S. and Canada. Typical structured deals will be