Grafine Partners has hired Julie Fisher as a new managing director. In her new position with Grafine, Ms. Fisher will focus primarily on business development and investor relations.
Grafine sources, screens, structures and invests in direct private investment opportunities – across a range of sectors, geographies, and capital structures – for its institutional capital partners. The firm also forms strategic partnerships with veteran private equity investors spinning out of larger firms.
Prior to joining Grafine, Ms. Fisher was a managing director at media and communications-focused Providence Equity Partners. Prior to her 13-years at Providence, Ms. Fisher was a consultant at Cambridge Associates, where she advised on asset allocation and private equity manager selection for endowments, foundations, and family offices. Earlier in her career, she was active raising capital for domestic and international companies at J.P. Morgan Securities.
“I have had the pleasure of knowing Julie professionally for over 20 years, and always admired her ability to build substantive relationships throughout her career with endowments, foundations, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and family offices,” said Elizabeth Weymouth, the founder and managing partner of Grafine. “She has a deep understanding of the intricacies, and an action-oriented approach to solving the needs of these investors. In addition, her investment banking and advisory background is germane to our efforts of bringing capital closer to the deal.”
Ms. Fisher has her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley and her master’s degree from Georgetown University.
New York City-based Grafine was founded in 2019 by Ms. Weymouth and has a staff of nine professionals with prior experience at Goldman Sachs, McKinsey, Mercer Investments, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, J.P. Morgan and Blackstone.
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