Advent International’s public equity business, Sunley House Capital, appoints Yusef M. Kassim as Managing Director and Head of Business Development

BOSTON, October 15, 2019 – Advent International’s public equity-focused subsidiary, Sunley House Capital Management, today announced that it has appointed Yusef M. Kassim as Managing Director and Head of Business Development.

Mr. Kassim will lead Sunley House’s global marketing and investor relations activities in collaboration with Advent’s Limited Partner Services team. He will be based in Advent’s New York office.

Most recently, Mr. Kassim was a Managing Director at Blue Harbour Group L.P., an investment manager employing a concentrated active ownership investment strategy. He has over 20 years of investor relations and business development experience, cultivating and managing relationships with leading global institutional investors.

“We are thrilled to welcome Yusef to the Sunley House team,” said Mohammed Anjarwala, a Managing Director at Sunley House. “He brings a wealth of experience in investor relations and business development, and we look forward to leveraging his relationships and expertise to complement our global investor base.”

Formed in 2014, Sunley House manages a concentrated global portfolio consisting of non-control public securities and select, late-stage private investments. As a long-term investor, the firm takes a private equity approach to public markets and focuses on the same five sectors as Advent: business and financial services; healthcare; industrial; retail, consumer and leisure; and technology. Sunley House’s investment professionals are integrated with Advent’s private equity sector teams, enabling them to leverage Advent’s extensive resources and expertise to identify investment ideas.

“I am delighted to join Sunley House and support this differentiated offering,” said Mr. Kassim.
“I look forward to collaborating with my new colleagues at both Sunley House and Advent to strengthen Sunley House’s global marketing efforts and cultivate our relationships with leading institutional investors.”Prior to joining Blue Harbour, Mr. Kassim held senior positions at Eton Park Capital Management and Gerson Lehrman Group. He began his career at Goldman, Sachs & Co. as an analyst in the Prime Brokerage Sales Group. Mr. Kassim received his bachelor of applied science in systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

 

ABOUT SUNLEY HOUSE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

Sunley House Capital Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of Advent International, manages a concentrated global equity portfolio consisting of non-control public securities and select, late-stage private investments. As a long-term investor, Sunley House takes a private equity approach to public markets and focuses on the same five sectors as Advent: business and financial services; healthcare; industrial; retail, consumer and leisure; and technology. Sunley House’s investment professionals are integrated with Advent’s private equity sector teams, enabling them to leverage Advent’s extensive resources and expertise to identify differentiated investment ideas.

For more information, visit www.adventinternational.com/sunleyhouse

ABOUT ADVENT INTERNATIONAL

Founded in 1984, Advent International is one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors. The firm has invested in over 345 private equity transactions in 41 countries, and as of June 30, 2019, had $54 billion in assets under management. With 15 offices in 12 countries, Advent has established a globally integrated team of over 195 investment professionals across North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. The firm focuses on investments in five core sectors, including business and financial services; healthcare; industrial; retail, consumer and leisure; and technology. After 35 years dedicated to international investing, Advent remains committed to partnering with management teams to deliver sustained revenue and earnings growth for its portfolio companies.

For more information, visit: www.adventinternational.com; LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/advent-international.

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