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An industry leader with an integrated platform and unique position in the private market ecosystem
PRIVATE EQUITY 101
What Is Private Equity?
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What Is a Co-investment?
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What Is a Secondary Investment?
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NB PRIVATE MARKETS ADVANTAGE
Integrated Platform Providing Access to Leading Private Equity Managers
35
Years of Investing
PLATFORM
$106.4bn
In Capital Commitments (AUD)1
A+
Ratings by UN PRI for private equity ESG integration2
99%
Employee Retention Rate3
PEOPLE
200+
Dedicated Private Markets Professionals
21+
Years of average experience of Senior Investment Team4
5,870+
Underlying Private Companies5
PARTNERSHIP WITH GPsPARTNERSHIP
575+
Private Equity Fund Investments6
240+
Private Equity Fund Advisory Board Seats7
NB’s Unique Place in the PE Ecosystem
(1:25) Anthony Tutrone, Global Head of NB Alternatives, discusses how NB Private Markets' broad range of strategies and capabilities help investors meet their private equity needs.
Platform at a Glance*
$106.4bn
In Capital Commitments
(AUD)1
$39bn AUD
Primaries
$31bn AUD
Co-Investments
$17bn AUD
Secondaries
$9bn AUD
Direct Private Credit
$9bn AUD
Direct Specialty Strategies

 

*Differences due to rounding.

COMMITMENT TO ESG, DIVERSITY & IMPACT
A+ rating for 2018, 2019 and 2020 Assessment Report on ESG Strategy & Governance.
35% of Senior Leadership Team are women
Active and deep relationships across numerous women- and diversity focused industry groups and events. Strong emerging manager GP relationships
See our latest Private Markets ESG Report
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SPOTLIGHT ON NB PRIVATE MARKET STRATEGIES
Key Senior Investment Team Professionals
Supported by a broader platform of 150+ private markets professionals
Anthony Tutrone
Managing Director, NB Alternatives
Joana Rocha Scaff
Managing Director, Private Equity
Jonathan Shofet
Managing Director, Private Equity
Patricia Miller Zollar
Managing Director, Private Equity
Anthony Tutrone, Managing Director, NB Alternatives
Anthony Tutrone is the Global Head of NB Alternatives and a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman. He is a member of all Neuberger Berman Private Equity’s Investment Committees. Anthony is also a member of Neuberger Berman's Partnership, Operating, and Asset Allocation Committees. Prior to Neuberger Berman, from 1994 to 2001, Anthony was a Managing Director and founding member of The Cypress Group, a private equity firm focused on middle market buyouts that managed approximately $3.5 billion of commitments. Anthony began his career at Lehman Brothers in 1986, starting in Investment Banking and in 1987 becoming one of the original members of the firm’s Merchant Banking Group. This group managed a $1.2 billion private equity fund focused on middle market buyouts. He has been a member of the board of directors of several public and private companies and has sat on the advisory boards of several private equity funds. Anthony earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from Columbia University.
Joana Rocha Scaff, Managing Director, Private Equity

Joana Rocha Scaff is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman, Head of Europe Private Equity and a member of the Private Investment Portfolios, Co-Investment, and Secondary Investment Committees. She is also a member of Neuberger Berman’s ESG Advisory Committee. Ms. Rocha Scaff has over 20 years of experience in financial markets, the majority of which in private equity investing and prior to that in investment banking. She has been with the firm since 2005. Prior to NB Private Equity, Ms. Rocha Scaff worked in the investment banking division of Lehman Brothers, and prior to that at Citigroup Global Markets and Espirito Santo Investment Bank. She advised on corporate transactions including M&A, financial restructurings and public equity and debt offerings in the United States, Europe and Brazil. Ms. Rocha Scaff received her M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and her B.A. in Business Management and Administration from the Universidade Catolica of Lisbon. Ms. Rocha Scaff is the current Chair of the LP Committee of the BVCA – British Private Equity Association and a member of the Limited Partner Advisory Committee of multiple European private equity funds.

Jonathan Shofet, Managing Director, Private Equity
Jonathan D. Shofet is the Global Head of the Firm’s Private Investment Portfolios group and is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman. He is also a member of the Private Investment Portfolios/Co-Investment Investment Committee. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman in 2005, Mr. Shofet was a member of the Lehman Brothers Private Equity division, focusing on mid-through late-stage equity investments primarily in the technology, communications and media sectors. Prior to that, Mr. Shofet was a member of the Lehman Brothers Investment Banking division, where he focused on public and private financings, as well as strategic advisory in the real estate, technology and utility sectors. Mr. Shofet has been, or currently sits, on the Limited Partner Advisory Boards of a number of funds including those managed by Amulet Capital, Beacon Capital Partners, Castlelake, Cerberus Institutional Partners, Clearlake Capital, ComVest Investment Partners, DFW Capital, Oak Hill Capital Partners, Platinum Equity, Thomas H. Lee Partners and Vector Capital Partners. He has also been a Board Observer for several private companies. Mr. Shofet holds a B.A. from Binghamton University, where he graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.
Patricia Miller Zollar, Managing Director, Private Equity
Patricia Miller Zollar is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman and a leader of the Firm’s Private Investment Portfolios practice. She is a member of the Co-Investment and Private Investment Portfolios Investment Committees. Additionally, Ms. Zollar sits on the Limited Partner Advisory Boards of a number of funds. Before rejoining Neuberger Berman in 2004, Ms. Zollar was a vice president in the Asset Management Division of Goldman Sachs. Ms. Zollar began her career as a Certified Public Accountant in the Audit Division of Deloitte & Touche. She received her MBA from Harvard Business School and her BS, with highest distinction, from North Carolina A&T State University, where she is Chairperson Emeritus of the Board of Trustees and the recipient of an honorary Doctorate degree. Ms. Zollar is a member of the Executive Leadership Council, the Harvard Business School Alumni Board and was a former member of the executive board of the National Association of Investment Companies. She serves as Vice Chairman of The Apollo Theater and a member of the Investment Committee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Board of Trustees and the Neuberger Berman Foundation Board of Trustees.
Tristram Perkins
Managing Director, Private Equity
David Stonberg
Managing Director, Private Equity
David Morse
Managing Director, Private Equity
Maura Reilly Kennedy
Managing Director, Private Equity
Tristram Perkins, Managing Director, Private Equity
Tristram Perkins is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman and Global Head of NB Secondary Private Equity. He is a member of the Secondary, Real Estate Secondary, Strategic Capital and Renaissance Investment Committees. Tristram oversees the origination and valuation of secondary investments. He joined Neuberger Berman Private Equity from Deutsche Bank, where he worked for eight years in the private equity division investing in secondary private equity and directly in operating companies. Prior to that, he worked for four years in investment banking with Alex. Brown & Sons in New York in both the Restructuring Group and the Industrial Technologies Group. He received his MBA from Columbia Business School and his BA from Middlebury College.
David Stonberg, Managing Director, Private Equity
David Stonberg is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman and is the Global Co-Head of Private Equity CoInvestments. He is also a member of the Co-Investment, Private Investment Portfolios, Renaissance, Secondary and Real Estate Secondary Investment Committees. Before joining Neuberger Berman in 2002, Mr. Stonberg held several positions within Lehman Brothers’ Investment Banking Division including providing traditional corporate and advisory services to clients as well as leading internal strategic and organizational initiatives for Lehman Brothers. Mr. Stonberg began his career in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Lazard Frères. Mr. Stonberg holds an MBA from the Stern School of New York University and a BSE. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
David Morse, Managing Director, Private Equity
David Morse is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman, and is the Global Co-Head of Private Equity Co-Investments. He is also a member of Co-Investment, Private Debt and Private Investment Portfolios Investment Committees. Mr. Morse is currently a Board Observer of Behavioral Health Group, C.H. Guenther, CSC, and ProAmpac, all of which are portfolio companies of our dedicated co-investment funds. Mr. Morse joined Lehman Brothers in 2003 as a Managing Director and principal in the Merchant Banking Group where he helped raise and invest Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking Partners III L.P. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Mr. Morse was a founding Partner of Hampshire Equity Partners (and its predecessor entities). Founded in 1993, Hampshire is a middle-market private equity and corporate restructuring firm with $825 million of committed capital over three private equity funds. Prior to Hampshire, Mr. Morse worked in GE Capital’s Corporate Finance Group providing one-stop financings to middle-market buyouts. Mr. Morse began his career in 1984 in Chemical Bank’s middle-market lending group. Mr. Morse holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a BA in Economics from Hamilton College. Mr. Morse is a member of the M.B.A. Advisory Board of the Tuck School, a member of the Alumni Council of Hamilton College, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Berkshire School.
Maura Reilly Kennedy, Managing Director, Private Equity
Maura Reilly Kennedy is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman and a senior member of the private equity investment team. Ms. Kennedy focuses on designing and implementing both customized private equity solutions and registered private equity solutions for clients. Additionally, she leads the development, implementation and investment management of ESG and impact investing strategies within private equity. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman in 2008, she worked at Landmark Partners, focusing on secondary private equity transactions. Ms. Kennedy serves on limited partner advisory boards and is a member of Neuberger Berman’s ESG Advisory Committee. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Associate of Investment Companies, the largest network of diverse-owned private equity firms and hedge funds. Ms. Kennedy received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Jennifer Signori
Managing Director, Private Equity
Susan Kasser, CFA
Managing Director, Private Credit
David Lyon
Managing Director, Private Credit
Paul Daggett
Managing Director, Private Equity
Jennifer Signori, Managing Director, Private Equity
Jennifer Signori is a Managing Director at Neuberger Berman, and joined the firm in 2017. Jennifer is leading the development and implementation of impact investing strategies with a portfolio management focus on private equity, and oversees environmental, social, and governance integration in private markets and multi-asset class solutions. Previously, Jennifer was a Director at Bridges Fund Management, a specialist impact investing private equity fund manager, where she played a key role in establishing the U.S. presence, including new fund development and executing due diligence and impact management of investments. Jennifer began her career in investment banking at J.P. Morgan, where she conducted credit analysis and structured syndicated leveraged loans and bonds. Jennifer also worked in a number of investment and advisory roles focused on impact investing, including at Imprint Capital and Next Street. Jennifer received a BS of Foreign Service in International Economics from Georgetown University and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Jennifer is on the Principles for Responsible Investment Private Equity Advisory Committee, Wharton Private Equity Venture Capital Association Board, and Impact Management Project Advisory Board.
Susan Kasser, CFA, Managing Director, Private Credit
Susan Kasser, CFA is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman and Co-Head of the Private Credit business for Neuberger Berman Private Equity. She is a member of the Private Debt and Credit Opportunities Investment Committees. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman, she was a founding member of Carlyle Mezzanine Partners, the corporate mezzanine business of The Carlyle Group. At Carlyle, Ms. Kasser originated, executed and realized privately negotiated junior debt and equity securities of middle market and large cap leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and growth financings across multiple industries. Ms. Kasser has been a member of the board of directors of several private companies. Prior to joining Carlyle, Ms. Kasser worked at Goldman Sachs in several roles, including investment banker in the Leveraged Finance group, fund investor and direct co-investor in the Private Equity Group and as a financial analyst in Global Investment Research. Ms. Kasser received an MA in International Economics and Finance and a BA in Philosophy from Brandeis University, where she graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst.
David Lyon, Managing Director, Private Credit
David Lyon is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman and Co-Head of the Private Credit business for NB Private Equity. He is a member of the Private Debt and Credit Opportunities Investment Committees. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman in 2014, he was the Director of Research at Ellis Lake Capital, a $500 million event-driven credit hedge fund based in New York. Before Ellis Lake, David was one of three professionals responsible for the day-to-day management of the Credit Opportunities Group, a multibillion-dollar portfolio of credit and equity investments at D. E. Shaw. There, he was also responsible for the private equity efforts in the Credit Opportunities Group and sat on several public and private company boards. Before that, David was a Managing Director at The Cypress Group, a $3.5 billion private equity fund, where he was a member of the Investment Committee. Prior to Cypress, he was one of five original professionals at Och-Ziff Capital Management and worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions department of Goldman Sachs. He earned a MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
Paul Daggett, Managing Director, Private Equity
Paul Daggett, CFA is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman and a senior member of the Private Investment Portfolios and Co-investments team. He is also a member of the Private Investment Portfolios and Co-investments Investment Committee. Paul joined Neuberger Berman in 2004 focusing on investments in private equity and venture capital funds and direct co-investments in venture capital, growth equity and buyout transactions. Paul sits on the Limited Partner Advisory Boards of a number of venture capital and private equity fund relationships and has Board of Directors Observer seats for a number of direct venture and growth capital investments on behalf of Neuberger Berman Funds. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman, Paul worked in the European Equity Derivatives Group at JPMorgan Chase & Co. He holds an MBA from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and a BEng, with honors, in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Bristol. Paul is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA) and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Kent Chen, CFA
Managing Director, Private Equity
Gabriel Ng
Managing Director, Private Equity
Doug Manor
Principal, Private Equity
Kent Chen, CFA, Managing Director, Private Equity
Kent Chen, CFA is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman and leader of the firm’s private equity efforts in the Asia Pacific region. Kent joined Neuberger Berman in May 2015 from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) after 17 years of central banking career in various positions including Deputy Chief Representative of the HKMA’s New York Office and Advisor to the Executive Director for China at the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C. From 2008, Kent helped to establish the HKMA’s private equity program, comprising of global buyout, Asia private equity and global energy investments. Before joining the HKMA in 1998, he was Head of China Research at Daiwa Securities in Hong Kong covering the Chinese stocks market with a focus on infrastructure, energy and power equipment stocks. Kent has been awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and earned an MPA from Columbia University, MBA from University of Hull and BS in Economics from University of London.
Gabriel Ng, Managing Director, Private Equity
Gabriel Ng, Managing Director, is a Principal at Neuberger Berman. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman Private Equity in 2018, Gabriel was part of the GIC Private Equity Funds and Co-investments Group, where he focused on global secondary transactions. Previously, he worked at Providence Equity Partners in Hong Kong, where he focused on buyout and growth transactions in the Asia Pacific Region. Gabriel also worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Asia M&A group. Gabriel received a BS in Economics, with honors (Magna Cum Laude), from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School of Business.
Doug Manor, Principal, Private Equity
Doug Manor is a Principal of Neuberger Berman. Mr. Manor is a member of the Private Equity investment team and is focused on primary investments and co-investments in North America. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman in 2006, Mr. Manor was in the Lehman Brothers Investment Banking Division in New York, where he focused on M&A advisory and public and private financings in the Financial Institutions Group. Mr. Manor sits on a number of Limited Partner Advisory Boards on behalf of NB Private Equity. Mr. Manor earned an M.B.A. as a Kozmetsky Award winner (highest honors) from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin and a B.B.A. in Finance with Special Distinction from the University of Oklahoma.
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