Northleaf Capital Partners has hired Shane Feeney to the firm as global head of secondaries, based in Toronto. In this role, Feeney will oversee all aspects of Northleaf’s secondaries program.
Feeney most recently served as senior managing director and global head of private equity at CPP Investments. In this role, Feeney led the teams responsible for CPP Investments’ direct private equity, Asia private equity, private equity funds and secondaries investments
“We’re excited that Shane is joining our team. He will have a significant and immediate impact on the continued growth and evolution of our secondaries business, as well as on our global private markets investment platform more broadly,” said Northleaf managing partner and co-founder Stuart Waugh. “We are delighted to attract a seasoned leader with proven principal investment experience and success in building global private equity teams and investment programs. We know Shane well – and he’s an ideal fit with our strategy, team and culture.”
To date, Northleaf has invested more than $3 billion across the full spectrum of secondary market transactions, leveraging the firm’s global private markets platform and long-standing private equity sponsor relationships for proprietary deal flow, due diligence information and insights.
Feeney said, “Northleaf is a world-class global private markets investment manager with extensive secondaries experience and a strong growth trajectory, particularly in light of its recent strategic partnership with Power Corporation affiliates Mackenzie Financial and Great-West Lifeco. I’m looking forward to working with everyone at Northleaf to build on the firm’s longstanding track record of developing innovative private equity and secondaries solutions for investors around the world.”
Feeney will report to Northleaf managing director and co-founder Michael Flood, who leads the firm’s global private equity program.
“Shane’s appointment is an important leadership addition for our firm and supplements the existing capabilities and skills of our integrated private equity team,” Flood said. “As GP-led continuation vehicles, single company secondaries and other structured transactions have become a greater part of the broader secondaries market, Shane’s principal investment expertise and leadership will complement our existing direct private equity strategy and team. We recognized early on that GP-led secondary transactions, especially single asset acquisitions, require differentiated investment skills in order to be successful as the secondary market continues to evolve.”