Fund launches & closures

Hybrid manager brings direct equity investment strategy to Asia

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David Ratzker, a highly regarded veteran of the committed equity financing space, is bringing his Haverstock fund strategy to Asian investors, with the intention of raising a maximum of $500 million globally.

Ratzker is also looking to partner up with various institutions in Asia to build out the business from a capital committing point of view, including building relationships with mid- to small-cap publicly traded companies that need alternate financing options through privately negotiated transactions.

Ratzker, who is one of the pioneers in this space, spun out of one of the leading players historically in the direct equity