Paola Tarazi promoted to partner

New York and London – BerchWood Partners is pleased to announce the promotion of Paola Tarazi to Partner in its London office. Paola will continue to lead the expansion of the firm across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with a particular focus on originating new client relationships, managing fundraising mandates, and distributing funds.

David Berchenbriter, founder of BerchWood, comments: "We are delighted to welcome Paola as a Partner of the firm. She has brought a depth of experience in placements and has a significant background in private equity fund of funds, asset management, and strategy consulting. During her time at BerchWood, she has proven to be an invaluable asset to the firm, building out the London office, which now includes four professionals, and expanding the firm's reach on both the GP and LP sides."

"We have succeeded in enhancing the BerchWood brand as a leading global placement firm, and positioning it in the EMEA region, by building a team with the necessary language skills and local knowledge to properly cover key investor accounts in each region," added Paola. "Building on the firm's strengths, my challenge going forward is to focus on partnering with best-in-class managers and selecting investment strategies that are underwritten by the strongest fundamentals, presenting the best opportunities for our investor base in a given cycle. At BerchWood, we pride ourselves on our ability to understand the strengths and limitations of an investment thesis and deliver an honest assessment of the opportunity to investors."

As a Partner, Paola will continue to contribute to building the firm, working to diversify its client base and strengthen relationships with key investor accounts.

The promotion of a new Partner underscores the continued strength of BerchWood Partners as a leading global advisory and capital placement business across a wide variety of alternative assets funds and investment strategies.

About BerchWood Partners

BerchWood Partners has been raising funds from institutional investors across the globe for clients based in the US, Europe, the MENA Region, Asia and Latin America since 2000. Their strategies have ranged from venture, growth capital, and lower and middle market buyout to energy and secondaries.

For more information on BerchWood Partners, visit: www.berchwoodpartners.com.